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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Pineapple and Banana Cream Fruit Topping

If you love pineapple and bananas & cream...you will love this delicious topping for your next fruit salad.  It will take your simple salad to a whole new level.


1 1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
8 ounces crushed pineapple
3.4 ounce package banana cream instant pudding


Whisk the milk, sour cream and crushed pineapple together.  Slowly mix in the instant pudding package until well combined.

You can spread over the top of the trifle and top with sliced bananas & strawberries to decorate or leave on the side for your guests to lavish on their individual servings...provide a ladle.

You can make this ahead of time and refrigerate overnight, or whip up minutes before you are ready to serve.  It is a quick and easy solution to fancy-up your fruit!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Berries & Honey Smoothie

With Spring less than a week away, I have been feeling the desire to drink smoothies.  The weather is much warmer, and a cold, fresh smoothie can really make the perfect morning meal.  Especially when strawberries, blueberries & raspberries are in the mix.  These are also perfect after an early morning workout...which I am still trying to incorporated in my routine (consistently).


1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon raw honey
2 - 4 Low Carb Protein Mix (preferably vanilla)
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

4-5 ice cubes


Fill your blender with the first four ingredients (almond milk, Greek yogurt, honey, protein mix) and blend on high for about 30 seconds.  Begin adding your frozen fruit through the center removable measuring cup (in the middle of the lid, aka funnel).

Add ice cubes one at a time until desired thickness...I like it creamy like a milkshake.

Now pour and enjoy!  This is by far my favorite smoothie.

Makes 2 - 3 servings
Nutrition Facts:  420 Calories, 7 grams fat, 60 grams carbohydrates, 13 grams fiber, 40 grams sugar, 33 grams protein (depending on the type/brand or amount of protein mix you use)