Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Lil' Surprise: Bionicos (Mexican Fruit Salad)

A couple of months ago, the beginning of Summer to be exact, I had a sumptuous recipe to share with all of you.  It was THE perfect recipe to use all of the wonderful Summer fruits available at the market. As I was writing the recipe and uploading the pics, my internet connection went out.  I didn't think that it was going to be a problem, because Blogger automatically saves your drafts every couple of minutes. While I waited for my internet connection to return, I decided to do a little Spring Cleaning with the pics on my computer.  I copied my favorite pics to a disc and deleted the rest, including my food pics that I had already used on this blog.  And being ever-so-slightly OCD, I even deleted everything in my recycling bin.

When my internet connection finally returned, I immediately went back to finish the recipe I had been working on.  Well...imagine my surprise when I saw that none of what I had written had been saved, nor had the pics. Noooooo! That really is one of the worst things that could happen to a food blogger.  I was devastated.

Fast forward to today...
I was working on the my recipe index and was looking through my Picassa Web Albums for pics.  Now imagine what a surprise it was to find the pics of the Summer Fruit recipe I had wanted to post months ago!  Woo-hoo!  I am so happy and excited that I just have to share the recipe before I lose the pics again.

The actual name of this fruit dish is Bionico, but here in town we also call it a Preparado.  It's a very popular breakfast at the town's market.  It's a fruit salad make with a mixture of your favorite fruits, Mexican crema sweetened with honey and ground cinnamon and topped with your choice of granola, strawberry jam and/or shredded coconut.

If you want a lighter, healthier Bionico, substitute plain yogurt for the Mexican crema.  This is a great fruit salad to make all year long, using whatever fruits are in season at the moment.

Bionicos (Mexican Fruit Salad) -

Bionicos (Mexican Fruit Salad)

  • 2 cups Mexican crema or plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Apple
  • Papaya
  • Banana
  • Strawberries
  • Mango
  • Guavas
  • Granola (for garnish)
  • Strawberry jam (for garnish)
  • Shredded coconut (for garnish)

In a medium bowl, mix together the Mexican crema, honey, sugar and ground cinnamon until the sugar dissolves; refrigerate until ready to use.

Peel and chop your favorite fruits into bite-sized pieces. (I used banana, strawberries, apples, papaya, guavas, and mango.)  You need about 1 cup of fruit per serving. Pour the crema mixture over the fruit; stir gently to combine.

Spoon the fruit mixture into individual bowls or cups.  Top with a dollop of strawberry jam, and sprinkle top with shredded coconut and granola. Enjoy!

Breakfast Bionico (Mexican Fruit Salad) -


  1. Señor Felipe, what a lovely and pleasant surprise to hear from you! I hope all is well with you and Lady Zapata! :)

  2. Wonderful nutritious dessert i am glad you found the pictures.

    have a blessed day :D

  3. Wow!!! This look daughter is going to Disney with some friends this weekend, but upon her return, I am going to try and make this for her. I can't wait....just love your recipes!!!!!!

  4. This looks really healthy, going to have to try it!

  5. I am so in love with this dessert. Somehow I thought it had condensed milk. Cream, honey and sugar. Delicious!

    I am so happy to find this recipe!!!

  6. That's happened to me more than once, and I was ticked!

    I be tthis would be great with a little granola. I've been on a parfait kick lately :-)

  7. Looks wonderful! I bet Audrey and Maurene would love it.

  8. Some places do use condensed milk. If you go to a bionico stand they will ask if you want crema or lechera. I think lechera is best!



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