Dunk This

My friends and I often have potluck get-togethers.  It’s a great way for everyone to get involved and almost always I go home with a few new recipes tucked under my arm.

A good friend of mine a few months back brought a fruit platter to a potluck brunch.  What was so special though, was this creamy, sweet and savory dip she brought to go with the fruit.  I’ve had fruit platters with fruit “dips” before but they were always super sweet and artificial tasting.  This was a whole other beast, like comparing apples to oranges.

Speaking of apples, this dip is great for dipping apples in.

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The dip is made with greek yogurt and almond butter (but you can use any nut butter–peanut, walnut, cashew, etc.).  Since apple season is upon us, I figured I’d share this scrumptious dip with you all; it is perfect for dipping strawberries, nectarines, blueberries, apples, you name it, not to mention a high protein, low sugar addition to your diet.  You can even go crazy and put a dollop on your oatmeal 🙂

This dip is perfect for giving you a little boost of energy in the late afternoon, holding you over until supper, as a fulfilling breakfast  or as a fantastic accompaniment to a fruit platter.  The dip is rich, full of flavor, and did I mention a great source of protein?  I’ll often have it with chopped up peaches and blueberries as a hearty, health-conscious breakfast that will keep me full for hours.

Enjoy!

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Greek Yogurt Dip (serves 1-2)

Ingredients:

1/3 cup your favorite nut butter, I use unsalted almond butter

1 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt

1/2- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (depending on how much you like cinnamon)

1-2 tbsp honey (depending on how sweet you want the dip to be)

Directions:

  1. combine all ingredients together, mixing well.
  2. consume immediately or chill in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.  Stays for up to several days in the refrigerator.
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