Summer brings a lot of great things to enjoy, not the least of which is great-tasting melons and berries. Here’s a fun idea, reminiscent of a much-richer dessert but one that’s sure to please fruit-lovers. Needless to say it’s very healthy! Don’t have a banana split dish? Get creative — corn dishes are perfect.
2 large bananas
8 “scoops” watermelon and/or cantaloupe
1 cup blueberries, raspberries or strawberries
1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup granola
Peel bananas and cut in half crosswise, then cut each piece in half lengthwise. For each serving, lay 2 banana pieces against the sides of a shallow dish.
Use an ice cream scoop to create balls of watermelon. Remove seeds, if needed. Place a watermelon scoop at each end of the dish. Fill the center space with berries. Stir yogurt until smooth, spoon over the watermelon. Sprinkle with granola.
Reprinted with permission by Public Health – Seattle & King County