Monday, July 25, 2011

Chilled Strawberry or Blueberry Soup

It is summer in southern Florida.  Though not as hot as our hometown of Memphis, TN with heat indexes in the 117-120 range, it is hot enough to warrant cooking without turning on the oven or stove. 
So, I went in search of a HCG diet friendly chilled fruit soup, made some adjustments, and came up with this quick snack, dessert, or side.

The modifications for the OWL plan is the addition of 3 tsp of fat free, plain Greek yogurt and the use of blueberries which are not allowed on Simeons protocol.

1/2 cup thawed strawberry blueberries (no sugar added) and their juice
3 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp orange zest
1-2 tbsp no calorie sweetener (to taste)
1 tbsp fat free half and half

Combine blueberries, lemon juice, orange zest, sweetener, and half and half in food processor. Blend until smooth.  Strain mixture through and mesh strainer.  Chill in fridge until ready to serve.  This would count as 1 serving of fruit. 

*I made this last night and it was a nice treat.  I mixed in the Greek yogurt after blending and it added just enough creamy texture to make it taste decadent when it really wasn't!

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