~ A delicious, healthy and incredibly simple fruit dip with just four ingredients you probably have on hand! A hit at parties yet easy enough for everyday snacks! ~
This Recipe Is: • Ready in 30 Minutes or Less • Make Ahead • Vegetarian • Gluten Free •
I could live on fruit. As in, no other foods in my diet. Ok, fine … I could maybe add in some ice cream from time to time – just to balance things out! But REALLY, I love fruit!
Lucky for me, summertime is overflowing with amazing and delicious fruits – melons and berries and cherries and pineapple and … I can’t get enough!
When I was growing up, my mom and I used to go to Walt Disney World every summer. While in Florida, we always visited with a friend who had been a home-ec teacher with my mom.
And as you may have guessed, we always had really delicious meals. And desserts. And snacks.
With all of the amazing foods we shared together, I’m not sure why I remember this one particular fruit dip so well. Actually, maybe it’s because I clearly remember that I had to refrain from licking the bowl. (I had to use my good manners, after all.)
When I complimented our friend on the most-scrumptious-fruit-dip-I-have-ever-eaten, she laughed at me! Laughed, I tell you! “Oh, Gretchen! This really isn’t even a recipe – it’s just thrown together! It’s so easy to make!”
I did finally write down the ingredients (so I would know what to “throw together”). Over the years, I’ve made it more times than I can count, and I’ve done my best to make it as healthy as can be. (Her original version was made with sour cream, but I’ve made mine with Greek yogurt, I’ve reduced the amount of brown sugar … )
She served it with fresh blueberries and it was deeee-lish. I love it with other berries, as well. You could make it as a dip, or even as a drizzle over a bowl of fresh, gorgeous fruit.
And for your Fourth of July parties? Easy – just serve it with red, white and blue fruits! Watermelon, strawberries or raspberries. Blueberries, of course. White peaches or white melon (we found a golden honeydew – it’s practically white!). Apples or bananas could work well, too – just be sure to slice them right before serving. Yeah, I know what you’re probably thinking: white fruits can be tricky to find and finicky to work with, right? No worries! If you’re in a pinch, you could even substitute some chunks of purchased angel food cake! Not quite so many antioxidants, sure, but it’ll taste great with this dip and make your star-spangled holiday fruit platter look fabulous!
Wanna make a fruit bouquet and fruit cut-outs to really jazz it all up? So simple! Just check out our quick and easy directions for DIY fruit bouquets!
Hey, you might just want to tuck this easy little idea away for Labor Day and Memorial Day, too!
Happy Fourth of July!
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Healthy Sugared-Vanilla Yogurt Fruit Dip
- 1 cup non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
- a scant 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl.
- Chill for half an hour (if time permits).
- Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon just before serving, if desired.
- Serve with assorted fresh fruit.
by Two Healthy Kitchens