Watermelon & Strawberry Float

Tina Ruggiero

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

INGREDIENTS

  • 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

DIRECTIONS

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.

TINA’S TIP

Try different fruits, other berries and melons as well as other herbs like thyme or pack a spicier punch with grated ginger.

  • Calories: 150
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31 g
  • Sodium: 60 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
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