Since everyone gained a few pounds yesterday from the cheesecake, I thought I would play nice & post a delicious healthy treat today that I made this past weekend to bring to my parent's house. After chowing down on BBQ ribs, this was a nice way to have dessert without continuing with the fat-fest. I can't tell you how refreshing & tasty this was.
A simple fruit dish, yes, but what the lemon lime soda does to the fruit as it sits & chills for a bit is somewhat magical. If you don't like mint, go ahead & make this without. I just tossed my leftover fruit with some soda last night to enjoy for lunch today, without the mint or the orange peel even.
6 cups assorted fresh fruit
1 12 oz can diet lemon-lime soda
2 tblsp chopped fresh mint
1 tsp finely shredded orange, lime or lemon peel
In a large serving bowl combine fruit. Stir in soda, mint & orange peel. Cover & chill for 2 - 6 hours, stirring occasionally.
~ My Thoughts ~
I used watermelon, pineapple, grapes & strawberries. As for the orange peel, I just zested an orange for 1 tsp but it wasn't shredded - no biggie.
See you tomorrow for Not So Fat Fridays for a nice meal, including a simple salad & healthy dressing.