We have been experiencing some quite hot weather in Melbourne, so on the menu we have had cooling foods. Lots of salads, cheese and vegetable sandwiches, jellies, sorbets and yoghurt! Yoghurt is such a versatile food and it can contribute positively to a healthful diet, assist in gastrointestinal health and substitute as a low calorie alternative to many high calorie foods (e.g. salad dressing, mayonnaise, cream, custard, etc).
The recipe below is a very rapidly prepared dessert that tastes delicious, is cooling and healthful as well.
FRUIT YOGHURT CUPS
Ripe, Summer stone fruits in season, stoned and chopped into cubes
Vanilla low fat yoghurt (other flavours or plain, according to taste)
Blackberry jam (if you’ve saved some from last Autumn that you’ve made yourself you get extra brownie points!)
Quantities as you please, depending on the number of cups you wish to make.
Place a couple of heaped tablespoons of fruit cubes in a serving cup.
Add enough yoghurt to cover the fruit and top with a tablespoon of blackberry jam.
Refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving.