Monday, March 31, 2008

Tropical, Sensational and Oohhh so Easy!

It’s Sunday night and you just gotta have something sweet...but you can’t add extra pounds to that fab body of yours! Oh what to do, what to do? Well, I’m in the same boat and I can’t binge as I have a wedding dress to fit into, so I came up with an easy dessert recipe anyone can follow. While shopping at Whole Foods I was looking for something yummy that I could snack on. Now, I’ve been really good with my work-out “regime” and I just wanted something yummy that won’t make me take two steps backwards for every step I’ve taken forward. And then I saw them, glistening in the grocery aisle and calling my name, 2 cans of organic papaya and mango just wanted to come home with me. It worked! When I was wanting something sweet that night, I remembered the tropical fruit I picked up. Here are 2 versions you can try…one is no fat, and the other has a little but certainly not as much a slice of chocolate cake. Tropical Fruit Salad 1 can mango 1 can papaya 1 banana 2-4 tsp agave nectar 1/2 tsp of blossoming orange extract Chop the fruit and mix it in a bowl. Then in a separate mixing bowl stir the orange blossom extract with some agave nectar. Pour this nectar over the fruit and enjoy! “Whipped” Cream 6 oz silken tofu (or if you can’t eat soy, then you can add about 3/4 cups of cashews) 1/4 cup agave nectar (I guessed at this amount) 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 tsp blossoming orange extract Blend all the ingredients in a blender until the cream is smooth. If you noticed in the picture, I layered the whipped cream with fruit in a martini glass. Once it’s all pretty, put it in the refrigerator to cool for about 30min. There it is…a guiltless dessert. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

4 comments:

Maureen said...

Just wanted to stop by to say you have an amazing blog!

Dilip said...

It was good to see you after sometime this weekend! I just added another reference to you on my blog entry for today (Monday). Keep up your artistic and lovely blog!

Priya said...

Great blog! Last night, as my family all around me was eating cake and chocolate ice cream I felt all alone b/c I too have to fit into my outfit for my FAB sis' wedding; but now tonight I will make your fat free choice, that everyone will want a piece of! =)

Judy said...

Tropical fruit salad...soooooo gooooddd. So I tried it! Except I used a fresh mango and papaya instead of organic canned. I've never heard of agave nectar before so I had a little bit of trouble hunting it down...but nothng the Canadian Supercentre can't solve..lol.
Love this blog!!!