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Summer Snacking can be FUN, EASY & Healthy!

Frozen Grape and Banana Skewers with Chocolate Drizzle


Created by Ellie Krieger, M.S., R.D. for the California Table Grape Commission

Craving a sweet, frozen treat this summer?  This recipe will satisfy the sweet tooth and provide an excellent source of vitamin C.  Both kids and adults are sure to love it. 

Ingredients

  • 2 firm ripe bananas
  • 2 Tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/2 Cup red grapes (about 16)
  • 1/2 Cup green grapes (about 16)
  • 8 10-inch wooden skewers
  • 1 1/2 Ounces dark chocolate (60-70% cocoa solids), finely chopped

Preparation

Step 1:

Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Cut the banana into ½-inch thick rounds. Place in a small bowl and toss gently with the orange juice.

Step 2:

Skewer the fruit, alternating two grapes for each piece of banana and place the fruit skewers onto the lined tray.

Step 3:

Place the chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir well, and microwave another 10 seconds if necessary to melt the chocolate. Using a spoon drizzle the melted chocolate onto the fruit skewers.

Step 4:

Place the tray in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Once frozen, skewers may be transferred to a sealable plastic bag where they will keep in the freezer for up to a week. Allow to soften at room temperature for 5 minutes before eating.

Note:

Calories 140; Total Fat 4.5 g; (Sat Fat 2.5 g, Mono Fat 1.3 g, Poly Fat 0.2 g); Protein 2 g; Carb 27 g; Fiber 3 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 0 mg

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Thanks Ellie Krieger and the the California Table Grape Commission

 


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About Elaine Sirt -Hastings, RD. National Nutrition, Energy & Human Performance Expert

Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Elaine Sirt-Hastings, RD, LD/N, CSSD is the Founder of Associates in Nutrition and Sports Specialty and President of. Elaine Hastings and Associates, a National Expert in Nutrition, energy, supplements and human performance, a leader in the health, wellness, fitness and sports nutrition industries. Elaine is an engaging and informed Supplement, Performance and Energy Expert. Elaine is a go-to media source both nationally and internationally, with extensive knowledge in every aspect of nutrition. She has been a multimedia content contribute and media resource for some 20 years. Elaine specializes in human performance, wellness, energy, nutrition, fitness, eating disorders, sports and team nutrition. She is a highly sought after educator, author and spokesperson with excellent cross-cultural awareness. Being a former athlete and model Elaine knows how to help you Stay in Your Game! Stay in Your Game™ Eat and move for Top Performance in YOUR Life! …work. fitness. corporate. teams. athletes. kids.

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