A healthy diet provides essential nutrients at every meal, and dessert is no exception. That’s why I try to incorporate fruit, yogurt, dark chocolate and cheese into my “sweet endings.” Opposed to a milk shake, a float is made my adding soda or seltzer to ice cream. I’ve slimmed-down this float by using frozen yogurt, and by blending two vitamin C-rich fruits, just one serving of this fizzy pink beverage provides nearly half a day’s worth of the immune-boosting vitamin. Kids can even enjoy it for an afternoon treat, and to make a fun, adult beverage, substitute the seltzer with Prosecco!
Yield: 2 floats
Time: 10 minutes
2 cups/8 oz. roughly chopped watermelon, seeded, preferably chilled
½ cup/2 oz. sliced strawberries, preferably chilled
6 oz. cold seltzer
6 oz. (2, 3-oz. scoops) vanilla frozen yogurt
4 mint leaves, sliced
Place the watermelon and strawberries in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Divide the mixture between 2 tall glasses (10 oz. capacity or more). Top with seltzer and a scoop of frozen yogurt. Sprinkle with mint leaves.
Try different fruits, other berries and melons as well as other herbs like thyme or pack a spicier punch with grated ginger.
Protein: 3 g
Fat: 3 g
Carbohydrates: 31 g
Sodium: 60 mg
Fiber: 1 g
©2013 The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook.