Saturday, April 13, 2013

Fruit Salad Yogurt Sweetened with Honey

Hello there!

The weather turned hot and muggy this week (thank you east coast virginia marshland) and my food cravings instantly changed.  Does that ever happen to you?  I went from wanting baked chicken with mashed cauliflower to cucumbers and coconut water.  Sometimes foods just perk you up, make you feel lighter and energized, and that's just what I needed after these hot days.

Lately I've also been craving ice cream, something that usually happens every few weeks.  I'm now able to eat ice cream and other dairy products every now and then, but a few years ago when I was first diagnosed with Celiac disease, I was also lactose intolerant.  A lot of foods were hard to digest and my stomach was upset a lot of the time.  Luckily, my body and digestive system changed and healed after eating gluten, grain, and sugar free.  In addition, a big part of the diet I followed was taking high doses of probiotics and eating home made yogurt that's also high in probiotics.  The gluten, grain and sugar free foods help to reduce the amount of harmful bacteria in your gut, while the probiotics recolinate your insides with good and helpful bacteria.

While I do eat some ice cream here and there, I also really love thick yogurt.  Sometimes I even prefer it to ice cream. I make it at home and ferment it for 24 hours, but I also buy delicious plain greek yogurt too. It's a great snack or dessert on hot days, it's lighter and has less sugar than ice cream, but it's still filling and satisfying.

Fruit Salad Yogurt Sweetened with Honey

slice a handful of organic grapes
orange segments from one orange
a few organic strawberries
and part of a banana slices (if you like)
add a big spoonful of plain greek or homemade yogurt
enough honey to sweeten your concoction
and a dash of vanilla (my secret to all sweetened yogurts)

Mix it all up and enjoy

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pictures are a great add to your recipe!! Thanks for sharing!! :) kimi