Creamy Lemon Fruit Dip
Last week I went to a baby shower. They served brunch which is definitely my favorite meal – a combination of breakfast and lunch? Yum. They had a fruit tray with the yummiest fruit dip. The host had made A LOT of fruit dip and so sent some home with me. It was so delicious that I wanted to drink it instead of dip fruit into it. But after asking her what was in it I thought twice about drinking it. Ha. Anyway, but do you know what did happen? We ate way more fruit than we normally do because who doesn’t love to dunk fruit into dip?
I decided I needed to come up with a dip that I felt a little better about consuming in large quantities and feeding to my kids. The ingredients in this dip are natural and definitely fall into my definition of clean eating. The best part about this dip is that it is super refreshing. You don’t don’t feel heavy or sugar overloaded after eating it. Perfect for an afternoon snack pick-me-up.
Creamy Lemon ‘Clean Eating’ Fruit Dip Recipe
This dip only has 3 ingredients. Can you tell we like simple recipes? The first thing is to combine 1/4 cup lemon juice with 1/4 cup honey. Place in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for a few minutes to combine the flavors and thicken just slightly. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature
Next mix with 1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt. (If it is too tart for your kids, you could use Vanilla Greek yogurt) Whisk together until smooth and creamy. Then serve with your favorite fruit! It is that simple.
Creamy Lemon Fruit Dip
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 8 ounces vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- In a medium mixing bowl, whip together softened cream cheese and lemon zest until smooth and creamy.
- Add Greek yogurt and lemon juice and blend until combined and smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- You can top with more lemon zest as a garnish – it looks so pretty! Serve with fresh strawberries (my personal favorite), pineapple, sliced apples, or your favorite fresh fruit. Enjoy!
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We are in the midst of a refined sugar free month over here. My 6, 4, and not quite 2 year old are getting itchy for “treats” This will be perfect! Thanks
I’ve been reading that store bought honey may not be as good as local honey. One because manufacturer will remove the pollen and two they will add cheap fillers like corn syrup. There currently are no regulation preventing this so even labels stating 100% pure honey doesn’t mean anything.
Local is best 🙂 I buy mine from the farmers markets over the summer. The taste is phenomenal!
Could I use whole milk yogurt?
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My husband teaches 4th grade and hates to offer pizza parties as a reward for reading books. Aside from wanting kids to read because its interesting he doesn’t like to contribute to unhealthy snacking in the middle of the school day. His class read a great number of books this year so to celebrate he brought in popcorn, fruit, pretzels and a variation of this dip (a dollop of lemon curd instead of juice and honey) . The dip was a hands down winner with the kids! They spent the time munching and talking about their favorite books. Thanks!
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This sound very good, except one thing: honey is not appropriate for boiling, actually it becomes toxic when brought to more than 40 degrees celsius. Please look it up.
I read somewhere that you shouldn’t boil honey. This will explain why: http://www.ehow.com/info_8239943_happens-boil-honey.html
Can you just mix this up without boiling so the vit C will still be intact as well as the good things in the honey?