Monday, February 05, 2007

Strawberry-Banana dessert ~ AFAM ~ February 2007 ~ Strawberry

Health recipe!

This dessert is almost like a smoothie except that I added applesauce and cardamom. And instead of serving in a glass, I served it in ice-cream cups. The applesauce adds a rich and creamy taste to the dessert. This is my entry for Maheswari's AFAM Strawberry event. Click here to read about the health benefits of strawberries. With Valentine's Day round the corner, I am waiting for strawberry recipes from fellow bloggers. I am sure there will be some great ideas coming up!

Ingredients
1 ripe banana
6 or 7 fresh strawberries
1/2 cup apple sauce
2 tsp sugar
3 tbsp plain non-fat yogurt (can add vanilla or strawberry yogurt too)
Whipped cream for topping (optional)
2 strawberries for decoration
A pinch of cardamom powder
A few tsps of milk (if required)

Method1. Peel the banana, clean and dice the strawberries and put in a blender.
2. Add the apple sauce, sugar, yogurt and cardamom powder and blend to a smooth paste. If you feel the mixture is too thick you can add a few tsps of milk. Ensure it comes out thick and creamy.
3. Transfer into serving cups and decorate with sliced strawberries and whipping cream.

Strawberry~Banana~dessert

Serving size - 1 cup
Number of servings - 2

17 comments:

Seema said...

Wow The desset looks thirst quenching Lakshmi.

Thanx

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Seema. Glad you liked it.

Asha said...

Oooh!! They are already coming out!!Strawberries and more recipes with them!:))
Looks like a great smoothie.I just baked something too,got to type it in!Enjoy the berry smoothie and V day LK!:)

USHA said...

Wow! smoothie looks great,with whipped topping....

A nic entry for AFAM.

Mishmash ! said...

My first time visit here ! Thats a simple and impressive recipe and so is the presentation :)

Shn

Coffee said...

Thats looks simple awesome!!!!! And tempting!!!! and dilicious!!!!! and.... I can just go on and on!!!! Lovely entry Lakshmi. :)

Lakshmik said...

Hi Asha

Do post your recipe soon!

Lakshmik said...

Hi Usha and Coffee

Glad you liked the recipe.

Lakshmik said...

Hi Shn

Thanks for visiting my blog. Glad you liked the recipe. Enjoy!

KitchenFairy said...

I am new in food blogging.Yours is really nice.Smoothie looks great!

Lakshmik said...

Hi Kitchenfairy

Welcome to the world of food blogging. I am sure you will love it. Also thanks for visiting my blog.

Prema Sundar said...

Strawberrry with yogurt and bananas... sure must be yummy. I always love to make strawberry milk shake whenever I have strawberries.. have not tried a smoothie with them.. urs looks attractive and will surely note the recipe down.thanks for sharing.

Sandeepa said...

Looks so prety, very nicely presented

Priya said...

The dessert looks yummmmyy Lakshmi...I am surely going to try it out !!

Latha said...

Yumm Lakshmi, this looks delicious!
Cheers
Latha

Trupti said...

Hi! Looks lovely- what a nice light dessert!

Trupti

swapna said...

hi lakshmik
this is really fantastic..wow what a lovely recipe..the colour is too rich..