Looking for a healthy treat? We’ve got 6 new healthy desert treats for you to try out this week!
1. Spiced Watermelon Wedges
Slice a small watermelon into 2-inch rounds. Quarter the rounds into wedges. Spear each with a 6-inch bamboo skewer and place on a baking sheet. Squeeze half a lime over the wedges, then sprinkle each with chili powder to taste. Freeze until firm, 2 to 4 hours. Makes 16 servings.
2. Greek Yogurt ‘Brittle’
Spoon 1 cup of vanilla low-fat Greek yogurt onto a baking sheet lined with parchment. Shape into a ½-inch thick circle. Place ½ cup mixed berries sliced into bite-sized pieces on top. Sprinkle ½ cup granola around the edge of the circle. Gently pat the fruit and granola into the yogurt. Freeze until solid, about 4 hours, then break into chunks as you would with peanut brittle. Makes 2 to 3 servings.
3. Chocolate-Banana Bites
Peel six very ripe bananas and slice into 1-inch chunks. Place on a baking sheet and freeze until solid, about 2 hours. Transfer the chunks to a food processor or high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Scrape into a bowl and stir in ½ cup mini chocolate chips. With a spoon, drop cookie-sized scoops onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze until firm, about 1 hour. Makes 8 servings.
4. Berry-Spinach Ice Pops
In a blender, add 1 cup frozen cherries or blueberries, 1 cup milk, ½ cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and a large handful of spinach. Blend until smooth; pour into ice pop molds. Freeze until solid, about 5 hours. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
5. ‘Grapesicle’ Skewers
Rinse red and green seedless grapes and pat dry. On 10-inch bamboo skewers, slide a grape an inch or two from the bottom. Then alternate red and green grapes. Place skewers in a single layer in a freezer-proof bag or container. Freeze until solid, at least 4 hours. One skewer equals a serving.
6. Strawberry-Banana ‘Ice Cream’
Slice six very ripe bananas into 1-inch chunks and place on a baking sheet. Spread 1 cup halved strawberries on another sheet. Freeze both until solid, about 2 hours. Transfer the fruit to a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides of the blender or food processor. Makes 8 half-cup servings.