Thursday, July 13, 2006

Tropical Apricot Mousse

Summer is probably one of the most social times of year, other than that November/December holiday season. People are out and about, having cookouts and barbeques, and just getting together more often.

At most picnics, there's usually heavy pasta and potato salads, chips and other nibblies, and tons of other diet killers. The last thing you want to do is finish it off with a heavy dessert.

That's where this comes in. It's light, refreshing, and relatively low in calories and fat. It's also very tasty, and would work very well as a breakfast item too.

Tropical Apricot Mousse I

Tropical Apricot Mousse
1/2 c dried apricots
1/2 c pineapple juice
1 c soy yogurt (or plain yogurt)
2 bananas, peeled
2 ice cubes

In a small saucepan, add apricots and pineapple juice. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Place apricots and juice into blender or food processor. Add remaining ingredients and puree until smooth. Chill for at least an hour before serving. Garnish with freshly cracked pepper if desired.


Anonymous said...

Oh my, this is a true beauty. This might be just the thing for tonight!

NWJR said...

This looks gooooooooood.

Dr. Melissa West said...

oooooh, great recipe for a light dessert. beautiful photo as always!

MeloMeals said...

Looks great.. I'll bet it would be a delicious bfast with a little granola stirred in... Yum!

Anonymous said...

This sounds delicious. I love apricots. I'm going to have to try this recipe soon. Thanks for sharing it.

Annita said...

Looks soo delicious..Thanks for Sharing.

Anonymous said...

Looks great! I might try to make this using CandyCot!

Cyndi said...

So simple and yet so wonderful. Gotta give this one a try!

Mindy T. said...

What a perfectly lovely dessert idea. I'm cooking for a group of women friends next weekend, and always like to show them how delicious healthy food can be. I think I'll include some version of this on the menu. Thanks for the inspiration!