Fresh Fruit with Lemon Cream
4 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese
¾ cup low-fat vanilla or plain yogurt
1 tsp. honey
2 tsp. freshly grated lemon zest
2 cups fresh blueberries or mixed berries
4 tsp. granola, sunflower seeds, walnuts
Using a fork, break up cream cheese in a medium bowl. Drain off any liquid from the yogurt; add yogurt to the bowl along with honey. Using an electric mixer, beat at high speed until light and creamy. Stir in lemon zest. Layer the lemon cream, berries, and granola in parfait dishes, wineglasses, or tall water glassed. We did them in pint sized Mason jars to enjoy the beautiful colors! Sprinkle with remaining granola. If not serving immediately, cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. Serves 2
NUTRITION: 288 calories; 12g fat (34.0% calories from fat); 12g protein; 40g carbohydrates; 4g dietary fiber; 32 mg cholesterol.
This recipe is taken from Healthy Happy Cooking.
Lisa Lewis is the author of Healthy Happy Cooking. Her cooking skills have been a part of First Place for Health wellness weeks and other events for many years. She provided recipes for 15 of the First Place for Health Bible studies and is a contributing author in Better Together and Healthy Holiday Living. She partners with community networks, including the Real Food Project, to provide free healthy cooking classes to communities.
This is one of those treats you have to take time to make. But it is so yummy! I could not resist sending it off to you! Fresh fruit and yoghurt with a little of the granola from the earlier recipe sent. A true summer delight. Maybe this is one of the goodies your mom or a good friend makes when she comes to visit. It is hardy enough to serve as lunch! Send her the recipe and ask her to pick up the ingredients. You can enjoy your lemon cream and fruit together!
Another wonderful cool summer drink!
Triple Berry Freeze (sorry no photo)
Number of Servings 2
2 cups sparkling water
1 cup lemon sorbet
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen blackberries
- Place sparkling water and sorbet in a blender, and process until well blended. Add raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and honey; process until mixture is smooth.
Nutrition Information: 212 Calories, 52g Carbohydrate, 5.6g Fiber, 4mg Sodium, 52mg Calcium