It’s recipe day, and here is a simple, refreshing favorite.

Fresh Fruit Parfait

  •  1 cup part-skim milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • Stevia, or other sugar substitute to equal 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 TB skin milk
  • 1 cup sliced oranges
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes
  • 1 medium apple
  • 2 bananas

Blend ricotta cheese and other non-fruit ingredients in a blender.  Cover and refrigerate. Peel, cut and dice the apples, slice the bananas, and mix with the sliced oranges and the grapes.

Prepare six parfait glasses. Place a tablespoon of cheese mixture in the bottom of each glass.  Add a layer of fruit mixture to each glass.  Top with another tablespoon of cheese and keep layering.

It looks pretty and tastes good.  The glycemic index is just 46 and there are about 145 calories per serving.

You can also change up the fruit. Blueberries or peaches, for example, make it different, but still low glycemic and tasty.

Eating to live and living for Christ,
Susan Jordan Brown

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