Strawberries with Piña Colada Dip

I know summer has come to an end, but it’s always strawberry season! Whether your in the mood for dessert or craving something sweet, this blood sugar balancing recipe is a perfect choice and ideal for your next party, breakfast, dessert or any time of day.

Strawberries with Piña Colada Dip

Created by Venice Nutrition Chef Valerie Cogswell

Thrive Phase and Body Confidence Approved

Gourmet Style

Start with a Piña Colada Dip, a creamy concoction of protein-rich Greek yogurt, coconut extract, and fresh pineapple that pairs perfectly with strawberries. For best results, make sure to use ripe, fresh pineapple. To check and see if a pineapple is ripe, smell the bottom of it; if it’s ripe, it will smell sweet. Also, when the skin of a ripe pineapple is pressed, it will yield slightly. You can also purchase fresh cut pineapple chunks in the fruit section of most supermarkets.

Strawberries with Pina Colada Dip

Makes: 4 Servings
Serving size: 1¼ cups dip with 5 strawberries

Calories per serving: 244
Protein per serving: 22.5 grams
Fat per serving: 5.5 grams
Carbohydrates per serving: 26 grams

Ingredients:

For the Dip

  • 32 ounces plain, low-fat (2%) Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh, ripe pineapple
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 5 or more packets of stevia

Strawberries

  • 20 strawberries, stemmed, halved or whole

Method of Preparation:

  1. Combine yogurt, pineapple, and coconut extract, adding enough stevia to reach desired sweetness.
  2. Serve with fresh strawberries.
  3. Enjoy!

What is the nutritional balance?

This recipe has a great balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fat and is a complete meal.


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