Fruit skewers with Cardamom-Mint Glaze

Fruit skewers with Cardamom-Mint Glaze

Combining your favourite fruits with this refreshing spiced glaze makes for a truly fabulous and healthy snack or dessert. If you don’t have all of the fruit listed don’t worry, you can just use whichever fruits you can find. Get creative!


  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple (about one-fourth of a pineapple), cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 kiwi fruit, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 mango, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 8 strawberries, halved lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 2 tsp freshly crushed cardamom seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint, stems removed


Step 1.  Arrange fruit on short bamboo skewers, alternating to create an attractive pattern.  Place the skewers on a large plate.

Step 2.  Whisk oil and honey together in a small bowl until emulsified (the coconut oil should be in a liquid state, so you may want to warm it by setting a jar or bowl of it in very warm water, or in the dehydrator).  Add cardamom and chia seeds and whisk well.  Let mixture rest at least 5 minutes. Whisk again and check consistency; it should be quite thick but not too thick to brush onto the fruit.

Step 3. Stack mint leaves and cut crosswise in ⅛ inch strips. Fluff to separate. Either mix the mint into the glaze and then brush the fruit skewers with it, or first brush the skewers with the glaze and then sprinkle with the mint leaves (less mint will stick but it might look a little prettier) and serve immediately.

Chelsea Goodrich

Chelsea has worked as part of the Young and Raw team as a Holistic Health Coach and Customer Support Rawkstar. After a life-long fascination with natural health she made the transition to a high raw, plant based diet about five years ago, and found this helped her gain relief of periodic chronic migraines, fatigue, and sleep problems. Her overall energy and mood was elevated, and her problematic skin improved dramatically. This experience deepened her interest in natural health studies and led her to attend and graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2011. Chelsea has also completed a health program through The Hippocrates Health Institute, a Raw Food Chef certification through The Graff Academy, and a Hot Yoga Teacher Training with Hot Yoga Doctor in 2012. She is now pursuing a master's degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture, and living her dreams in Santa Monica, California. You can contact her at