The 2012 Olympic Games are fast approaching and we’ve dished out just about every ounce of inspiration we have for the upcoming event.
You’ve seen our top picks for the most enviable Olympic bodies, delicious smoothie recipes straight from the Olympic kitchen, and even insight into your favorite athletes’ diet and training regimens. But, we have one more trick up our sleeve before the games arrive in the form of a healthy and delicious recipe that will ‘wow’ your guests at all of your Olympic-themed parties.
This recipe starts with quality fruit and lots of it; think strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, blackberries and kiwi to embody the iconic Olympic ring colors. We then place them in circles to resemble the rings and place a healthy yogurt dip in the middle to tie the whole thing together.
Olympic Ring Fruit Salad
1 pint Driscoll’s blueberries
1 container Driscoll’s strawberries
1 pint Driscoll’s blackberries
1/2 pineapple, chopped
2-3 kiwis, peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt or plain yogurt with honey
Method | Arrange the fruit in circles on either a large platter or a collection of large white plates. Scoop your yogurt into a dish and place in the center of your rings. Serve immediately and restock as needed.
We loved how this turned out with all of the fun, festive colors. And we especially liked that, depending on how large your party is, you could double or triple the amount of fruit and make the ‘rings’ thicker to accomodate more guests.
The yogurt pairs perfectly with fruit and makes a healthy, guilt-free dipping sauce with a little bost of protein to tide your appetite over through all of your favorite events.
Each serving of fruit salad contains about 69 calories, 11 grams of sugar and 16 grams of carbohydrates. And for even more guilt-free indulgence, pair this recipe with our Red, White and Blueberry Turkey Sliders and our Red, White and Blue Sangria for a fully patriotic Olympic menu. And with that, let the games begin!
Recipe by Brandi Koskie | Photos by Dana Shultz