Fruity desserts provide sweet endings to Spring get-togethers! Why not take advantage of this season's fresh, abundant harvest and treat your guests to a palate-tingling treat to cap off your bonding moment?
First stop: strawberries! Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life has a simple, yet delicious recipe for a strawberry shortcake. The usual shortcake biscuits are made extra special with the addition of white chocolate chips.
A strawberry fluff of marshmallow cream, strawberry cream cheese, whipped cream, and sliced fresh strawberries make this dessert truly indulgent. Every bite of this luxurious and velvety treat will make the few extra minutes on the treadmill all worth it!
For those who are not keen on serving desserts that may be too sweet or calorie-packed for some guests have health concerns, there are healthy dessert alternatives that are just as rich and fruity.
Breathwork teacher, energy healer, and yoga instructor Ashley Neese has a recipe for a mango chia pudding that's made with pureed mangoes and a pudding of hemp milk, dates, chia seeds, and vanilla. Raw macadamia nuts on top give this dessert a chunky bite and a gently nutty flavor.
If you're not a fan of chia seeds, why not try a simple but equally healthy dessert made with fresh fruits and flavors that may remind you of a popular cocktail?
Rachel of Clean Food Crush published a recipe for a Spring mojito fruit salad made with watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew balls, drizzled with a dressing of limes, honey, and chopped mint leaves.
If there are kids attending your party, why not bake them a batch of lemon brownies by The Seaside Baker? A fresh fruity twist on the classic treat, this recipe uses lemon juice and lemon zest instead of chocolate. A cream cheese frosting made from butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, lemon zest and milk gives this dessert an extra punch!
TIP: Using a non stick mat to line your baking pan will help you take out the lemon brownies without much effort. Just be sure to take the brownies out of the pan first before topping with the glaze and cutting into squares.
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