Eating Alpha: Filled to the Brim Fruit Tacos
Updated: Jan 11
Alpha Holy Spirit Weekend Fruit Tacos
Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit. - Ephesians 5:18 (NLT)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. - Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)
These simple yet delicious Tacos are filled with delicious fruit and a Chai scented cream that uniquely communicates the harmony found when you have an encounter with the Holy Spirit.
I am controlled by Christ because the word “filling” means to be controlled. And if I am controlled — not as a robot but as one who is led and empowered by the Spirit, Jesus will live His resurrection life in and through me.
This amazing fact that Christ lives in you and expresses His love through you is one of the most important truths in the Word of God. The standards of the Christian life are so high and so impossible to achieve, according to the Word of God, that only one person has been able to succeed. That person is Jesus Christ. Now, through His indwelling presence, He wants to enable all who place their trust in Him to live this same supernatural life.
If you are willing for Jesus Christ to live His resurrection life in and through you, you will bear spiritual fruit as naturally as a healthy vine will bear an abundance of fruit.
Jesus said, “By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples” (John 15:8, New King James Version). You can be a great preacher, a Christian scholar, a deacon or elder, attend church meetings daily, live a clean, moral life, memorize hundreds of verses of Scripture, direct a church choir, and teach Sunday school, but if you are not bearing fruit in the sense that you are introducing others to Christ, you are not filled and controlled by the Holy Spirit according to the Word of God.
Some people say, “I witness for Christ by living a good life.” But it is not enough to live a good life. Many non-Christians live fine, moral, ethical lives. According to the Lord Jesus, the only way to demonstrate that you are truly following Him is to produce fruit, which includes introducing others to our Savior as well as living holy lives. And the only way you can produce fruit is through the power of the Holy Spirit.
This will make 10 dessert Tortillas. You can use any fresh fruit that’s in season or a combination of fresh and thawed frozen.
You can see our "Tasty" style How to DIY Fruit Taco video on our Eating Alpha Instagram channel at: Instagram.com/theosfeast
Spice Jar with perforated lid
Dessert Tortilla Ingredients:
10, 5-6” medium sized flour tortillas
4 Table spoons melted butter
1 Table spoon Cinnamon
1 Pinch ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground star anise
4 table spoons of granulated sugar
Dessert Tortilla method:
Preheat Oven to 300F
Mix sugar and spices in a bowl. fill a small spice jar with a perforated lid with sugar and spices.
Melt butter in Microwave for about 20 - 30 seconds until melted but not hot.
Place flour tortilla on a plate. brush with butter. Sprinkle over spiced sugar. Flip and do the same on the second side.
Place tortilla wedged between upside-down muffin tin. You should be able to get 5 - 8 tortillas in each upside muffin tin.
Bake at 300 F for 20 - 25 min until the tortillas are crisp.
Remove from oven and let them cool in the muffin tin.
Fruit filling ingredients
Chai scented cream
1 cup whipping cream
2 table spoons of Tazo Chai concentrate or fresh brewed Chai chilled in fridge.
1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 cups Fresh Strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced.
2 cups fresh Kiwi, pealed and chopped.
2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
2 cups fresh or frozen blue berries
Drizzle Strawberry Fig Balsamic vinegar.
Fresh Mint leaves - chopped and whole.
Chef it up option #1
Sponge Cake: 2 cups of sponge cake broken up into small cubes- Store bought or home made.
Chef it up Option 2:
Mexican Dark Chocolate Ganache:
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup dark chocolate
1 teaspoon Chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground star anise.
Chop chocolate into small chunks
Bring cream to simmer on stove on med low heat.
Mix in spices
Mix in chopped chocolate. Stir to fully incorporate. Once fully mixed space in bowl and into fridge to cool.
Please in piping bag or (optional) use a spoon
Each guest can create their own fruit taco as they please.
Garnish with fresh mint leaves, chocolate sauce and chocolate ganache.
Enjoy your Fruit Filled Tacos