Friday, January 19, 2007


Who doesn't love a delicious truffle? Okay, so they're not really truffles (as you can tell by the photo) but they are delicious. Well, I've created a great way to make a healthy "truffle". It's really simple and doesn't make a ton of mess.

Healthy Tropical Truffles

1 large banana
1 Silhouette by Danone Strawberry yogurt, 100g (or any other low sugar/fat yogurt)
1 cup desiccated coconut, sweetened

1. Take a banana and slice it into 3/4 inch pieces (a good truffle size, I should say)
2. Dip each piece of banana into the Strawberry yogurt, making sure the coating is even and there are no huge globs of yogurt on the banana
3. Roll each yogurt-dipped banana piece into the coconut, again evenly coating it.
4. Place your "truffles into a flat container and freeze them for 4 hours.

Note: When freezing, don't let the truffle touch too much. Once they freeze together, they tend to be difficult to separate.

Don't think that you have to just use coconut to coat these cuties. Experiment with different healthy coatings. Oh, how about cocoa powder or crushed, slivered almonds. The possibilities are endless.

These "truffles are delicious during the summer, and you can imagine you're on a tropical beach while you eat them. Enjoy :P

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