Fruit Smoothie

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When you find yourself craving something sweet that’s lighter in terms of butter and calories, a fruit smoothie is a great option.  This recipe makes a relatively thick smoothie that is still drinkable.

 

Fruit Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings

  • 1 (5.3-oz) container Greek yogurt, flavor of your choice
  • 1 banana
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen fruit of your choice (such as a berry blend)
  • 1 1/2 cups fruit juice of your choice (orange juice, mango juice, guava juice…)

 

  1. Scoop yogurt into blender.
  2. Peel banana, break it in half, and put in blender.
  3. Add frozen fruit.
  4. Add juice.  (In our blender, the juice comes up high enough to cover the fruit.)
  5. Blend until smooth.
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Papaya Bowl

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In case you are still trying to lose your holiday weight gain (like me) or need to serve dessert to health-conscious friends, this is a great compromise between healthiness and sweetness.  All the colors from the papaya and berries also make it a pretty dish.

Papaya Bowl

Yield: 2 servings

1 ripe papaya
Mix of berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, sliced strawberries…)

  1. Slice the papaya in half and scoop out the seeds.  If you want to be fancy, you can slice off the tip of the papaya (where the stem used to be).
  2. Fill the indentation in each half with a mix of your favorite berries.