Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Summer Strawberry Snack

Summer=fresh fruit. So much sweetness and deliciousness to choose from!

Once I can get good berries, I start making my own little fruit-and-yogurt snack instead of buying the pre-flavored yogurt at the grocery store. It’s my recreation of what I had for breakfast every day when I was in Greece—yogurt with fruit and honey. It’s not fancy, but it’s fresh and tastes like summer.

I usually use strawberries—because they are SO good and because I keep some in the fridge all summer—but this is also good with blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, or mixed berries. It’s probably good with peaches too, but
a really good peach is such a beautiful thing that I just can’t bring myself to eat it any way other than right over the sink, with the juice dripping off my fingers (heavens!). That's a whole other conversation.

I wash the strawberries and cut them into bite-size pieces (quartered, and then halved), dropping them into my dish as I go. Four large ones usually do it. Then I spoon some plain yogurt on top. I LOVE Stonyfield organic yogurt, but Greek yogurt is also REALLY good. You can decide the fat level, more tastes creamier, less is (obviously) healthier. Now, just a drizzle of honey over the top. Well, probably more than a drizzle, but I try to restrain myself. OK, a lot more.

The combination of really fresh berries, creamy yogurt, and honey—especially if it’s local—is fabulous. I think the honey pushes it from snack to treat! I’m still calling it healthy.

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