All of our favorite fruits are back in season now that
spring is finally here, and we are digging in with gusto. These five recipes
will help you transform your fave bites into sweet snacks and desserts…in
seconds! No tricks here, sweeties, just simple—and delicious—warm-weather
I love making smoothies for breakfast or as snacks during
the day. Toss 6 oz (or one single serving container) of Greek yogurt, 1 cup of
strawberries, a whole peeled banana and a few ice cubes into a blender. Mix
until smooth, pour into a glass and sip away. You can use plain yogurt if you
like, but Greek yogurt has tons more protein, making it super healthy.
The next time you’re at the store, grab a pound cake or
angel food cake from the bakery section. All you have to do is cut the cake
into thin slices, top with whipped cream and cover with strawberries. If ya
wanna layer it up, keep on stacking!
If you’ve got a banana on hand and some ice cream, you’re
good to go. Split the peeled banana in half and toss it in a bowl. Top with
scoops of fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt or your fave creamy French vanilla ice
cream. A sprinkle of diced nuts finishes it off.
If Mom and Dad are firing up the grill, toss a few slices of
pineapple on after dinner. Cook each side for a few minutes or until you can
see the grill marks on the fruit’s flesh. Eat immediately for a treat that
melts in your mouth.
Grab a bowl and start layering! Top a layer of store-bought
angel food cake with the fruits of your choice (we like mangos and bananas for
a tropical theme or a variety of berries for something more traditional), then
cover the fruit with a layer of whipped cream. Continue until you reach the rim
of the bowl, then dig in.
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 3/29/2011 12:56:00 PM
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