Friday, July 10, 2009

Fruit Yogurt Parfait - Guitl Free Dessert

Know What You Eat: If you eat fruit on an empty stomach, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities. There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit.. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

ORANGE : Sweetest medicine. Taking 2-4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

So....What are you waiting for, jump on, make this guilt free dessert, and take control over your health.

Preparation & Assembling time: 10 mins
Serves 2


1 cup nonfat yogurt
2 Tbsp honey or acc. to taste
1 pinch salt1 pinch black pepper powder
1 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest, plus 1/2 tablespoon juice
1 piece fresh ginger (about 1 inches)
2 C diced fruits cut into 
1/2-inch cubes(papaya,apple,strawberries,orange,blackberries,banana,mango)
1 Tbsp cup chopped fresh mint, plus sprigs for garnish
1/2 cup granola or 1 honey-n-oats cereal bar cut into small pieces
1/4 cup nuts (almond, raisins,walnut)

1. In a small bowl combine yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and zest; whisk it & set aside.
2. Using the large holes of a box grater, grate the ginger (no need to peel) into a small bowl. 
3.Squeeze ginger through a fine-meshed sieve or strainer placed over a medium bowl to get a total of 1/2 tablespoon ginger juice. Discard pulp. To the bowl with the juice, add lemon juice; whisk to combine. Add all the fruits and toss gently to coat.

To serve: Spoon half the fruit and juices among 2 tall glasses or bowls. Sprinkle chopped mint over the fruit. Top with half the yogurt mixture and half the granola. Layer with the remaining fruit, yogurt, and granola.

4. Garnish with mint sprigs and lemon or orange zest....Enjoy this as whole some breakfast or as a guilt free snack !!

Event Participation

This dish goes to Show me your Breakfast event hosted by Divya Vikram.
Recipes for the rest of us - Fruits, event hosted by Kamalika.
This goes to EFM June Breakfast series hosted by Srish.

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