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Issue date: Monday, June 03, 2013

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Recipe of the Month

Layered Summer Fruit Dessert


6 cups assorted fresh fruit in season (berries, melons, peaches, plums, etc...)
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon ground chia seeds (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons honey
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg

 

Wash, dry, and slice fruits. Place a layer of fruit in a glass bowl.

Mix together yogurt, ground chia seeds, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Top fruit with a small amount of the yogurt mixture.

Continue to alternate ingredients to make two additional layers. Makes 2 servings.


Nutrition information per serving: 180 calories, 1 g fat, 3 mg cholesterol, 32 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 8 g protein


Cooking Tips:
You can also prepare this recipe by serving the yogurt mixture as a dip for assorted cut fruit instead of layering the fruit and yogurt mixture.

Chia seeds are an optional ingredient but help provide thickness to the yogurt mixture as it swells to 10 times its original size. Chia seeds are also an excellent source of omega-3 fats and fiber. They can be found in health food stores and are sold as whole seeds or ground. If you buy the whole seeds, place in a coffee grinder or blender and then add ground chia seeds to the recipe (otherwise the seeds will be visible).

 

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