Berries with Banana Cream: A Delightful and Healthy Treat!

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Get ready to indulge in a delicious and nutritious dessert or snack that combines the sweetness of berries with a homemade "banana cream." In this blog post, we'll guide you through a simple recipe that you can make yourself and with your family. With the addition of honey and cinnamon, you'll elevate the flavors and create a delightful treat that's perfect for any time of the day. Let's dive into the recipe for Berries with Banana Cream!

  • 1/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt- WIC Approved Item
  • 1/2 ripe banana- WIC Approved Item
  • 1/2-ounce 100% fruit juice (orange works well) - WIC Approved Item
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries- WIC Approved Item
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  1. In a bowl, combine the low-fat plain yogurt, ripe banana, and fruit juice. Mash the ingredients together using a fork until most of the banana chunks are gone. This creates a creamy and smooth "banana cream" that will add a burst of flavor to your dish.
  2. Wash the strawberries under cold water and remove the stems. Slice them into thin pieces. This step ensures that the berries are clean and ready to be enjoyed.
  3. Arrange the sliced strawberries on a plate or in a bowl. These will serve as the base for your delicious treat.
  4. Top the strawberries with the yogurt and banana mixture. Spread it evenly over the berries, creating a beautiful layer of creamy goodness.
  5. Drizzle a teaspoon of honey over the top, allowing it to coat the berries and add a touch of natural sweetness.
  6. Sprinkle a dash of cinnamon over the dish. This aromatic spice adds a warm and cozy flavor that complements the sweetness of the fruit.
Why We Love Berries with Banana Cream:
  1. Nutritious and Delicious: This recipe combines the goodness of fresh berries with the creamy texture of banana cream. Berries are rich in vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants that support overall health. The homemade banana cream adds a touch of sweetness and creaminess without excessive sugar.
  2. Easy to Make: With just a few simple steps, you can create a delightful treat in no time. This recipe is perfect for those moments when you're craving something sweet but want to make a healthy choice.
  3. Versatile and Customizable: You can personalize this recipe by using different types of berries or mixing them together for a colorful and flavorful combination. Feel free to experiment with different fruits and flavors to create your own unique twist.
  4. Kid-Friendly and Fun: Berries with Banana Cream is a treat that kids will love. They can get involved in the preparation by mashing the banana or arranging the sliced strawberries. It's a great way to encourage kids to enjoy fruits and participate in the kitchen.

Berries with Banana Cream is a delightful and healthy treat that combines the natural sweetness of berries with a creamy homemade "banana cream." With a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon, this dish becomes a burst of flavors that will satisfy your taste buds. So, gather your ingredients, slice those strawberries, and enjoy the delightful combination of Berries with Banana Cream. It's a perfect dessert or snack for any time of the day!

Recipe adapted from MyPlate Kitchen 

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