Usually it doesn’t take much convincing to get kids to eat fruit, but if you need something to add a little encouragement this fruit dip is the ticket.
This fruit dip is a little different from the sugar-packed version that often accompanies a fresh fruit platter. With the addition of chia seeds we add a great source of protein and essential fatty acids to help regulate the blood sugar.
Try this yummy dip with a variety of fruit like; apples, oranges, bananas, strawberries, pineapple, grapes, cantaloupe, etc. It is also yummy to use for fruit pizza or add a dollop to a bowl of fresh berries.
This recipes is easy enough for kids to make on their own.
1 cup plain yogurt (dairy or non-dairy variety)
2–4 Tbsp. raw honey
1 tsp. lemon zest
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1–2 tsp. ground chia seeds*
½ tsp. cinnamon
In a bowl add in the yogurt, and lemon zest and juice and whisk until smooth and creamy.
Stir in the ground chia seeds and cinnamon.
Place in refrigerator and allow to set up for at least 30 minutes.
*You can use a high powered blender or even better, a coffee grinder to grind the chia seeds.