This delicious Apricot Orange Whip comes to the rescue on a hot day but first, cool facts about apricots:

  • Apricots are a member of the rose family but related to the peach.
  • Apricots are originally from China but approximately 95% are produced in California.
  • Apricots are an excellent source of beta-carotene, a carotenoid also found in sweet potatoes and carrots.
  • Apricots contain vitamin C, fiber and potassium- nutrients that are beneficial to heart health.
  • Dried apricots can be chopped and added to a salad or trail mix.
  • One apricot contains 17 calories.

Ingredients:

1 cup dried apricots

1 cup water

1 orange, zest and juice

1/2 lemon, zest and juice

pinch ground cinnamon

1-1/3 cups nonfat light vanilla yogurt

4 tablespoons fat-free whipped cream

Directions:

Combine the apricots and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stir occasionally. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until apricots are tender, about 6-8 minutes.

Remove from heat, allow to cool slightly.

Purée the apricots, cooking liquid, zest, juice, and cinnamon in a food processor.

Refrigerate until chilled. Gently fold in the yogurt until blended. Place Apricot Orange Whip in 4 dessert glasses or bowls.

Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

Top each one with a tablespoon of whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon and enjoy!

DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The information is for informational purposes and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any illness. Consult a physician before taking any action.

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