This is one of my favorite snacks. It is low carbohydrate and low fat … and adds a nice bit of fiber to the day’s fiber count. It helps keep my blood sugar even and did I mention that it is healthy?
About cup of fruit. I alternate this according to the fruit in season. Two of my favorites are a mix of berries, or an apple. I buy packages of frozen mixed berries at Costco. In my area Costco also sells a peach/mango fruit combo that is excellent.
Start with 1/2 to 1 cup PLAIN yogurt. Low fat or not … that’s up to you and the rest of your eating plan.
Add 1/2 packet to 1 packet of Splenda (depending on the amount of yogurt used, and the sourness of the yogurt. I make my own yogurt, which is very mild … so I usually just use 1/2 a packet. OR you can use 4 – 6 drops of Stevia liquid concentrate.
Mix the sweetener thoroughly into the yogurt.
For the apple: I peel and core the apple and then cut it up into chunks and mix into the sweetened yogurt.
For the berries: If fresh, I rinse them and shake off the excess water. If I am using frozen berries, I just dump a cup into a bowl … and let them thaw for 5 to 10 minutes. If I am in a big hurry, I just continue with the frozen fruit, straight out of the freezer.
Add the berries to the sweetened yogury and stir until all the fruit is coated with the sweetened yogurt.
** Experiment with adding a drop or two of vanilla into the bowl. I like the vanilla with the apple, or the mango/peach mixture, but not with the berries.
Sprinkle some cinnamon or nutmeg on the top … and you are done.
Your total prep time? 1 to 3 minutes.