Summer Fruit, Banana and Ricotta Dessert

Do you love ice cream? Me, too, especially in summer. However, I am well aware that ice cream is not the healthiest dessert in the world. I love it but I don’t want all those fats, sugar, and additives. At least, not that often.

So I decided to use the abundance of seasonal fruits and make this easy cool dessert. OK, it’s not the well-known ice cream, it’s not even frozen, but it’s refreshing and really tasty. And healthier. The perfect end of your dinner.

Summer Fruit and Ricotta Dessert

Low in calories (130-150 kcal per serving), low in fats. No added refined sugar, but a little bit of honey, and the sweetness of fruits. Who says desserts should be sinful? 🙂

This recipe is inspired by Jorge Cruise‘s Chocolate ricotta ice cream (you could find a link in my Love Chocolate, Keep It Healthy post), but this time it will have a fruit flavour.

Jorge Cruise points out that we should pay attention to sugar calories rather than calories in general, if we want to lose weight. He offers healthy alternatives of sugar emphasasing the natural sweetness of ingredients (almond flour, for example). Thus, we eat good food without suffering from those terrible sugar cravings. His best-selling book The 100 gives the details of this approach, and I am more than curious to read it.

Now, back to my simple recipe…

Ingredients – 4 servings

  • 120 g ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons yoghurt
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 100 g cherries, pitted
  • 1 peach
  • 1 slice of melon
  • 1-2 tablespoons raw honey
  • Fresh mint

Summer Fruit and Ricotta Dessert

Directions

I’m sure you have already guessed how to prepare all this because it is too easy. Still, I’ll give you the general idea.

Put the fruit chunks in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add ricotta cheese, yoghurt, and some honey. Pulse for a few more seconds.

Summer Fruit and Ricotta Dessert

You could use strawberries or raspberries instead of cherries but in this case, you will probably need more honey. I think this is less likely to happen with cherries as they are usually sweet enough.

Pour the mixture into bowls, cover them with cling film and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Add fresh mint leaves before serving. And maybe a glass of sparkling wine?

Summer Fruit Ricotta Dessert and Sparkling Wine

Enjoy!

Marina xxx

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11 thoughts on “Summer Fruit, Banana and Ricotta Dessert

  1. Leah Miller says:

    Ooooh, this sounds really really good! I am a huge fan of ice cream (currently addicted to Eton Mess ice cream!) but this sounds like a much better alternative!

    Thanks Marina! 💕

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