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Celebrate Raspberries and Cream Day!

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Celebrate Raspberries and Cream Day!

Nothing says summer quite like fresh berries, and today is National Raspberries and Cream Day!

Nothing says summer quite like fresh berries, and today is National Raspberries and Cream Day, so celebrate with this tasty recipe!

Raspberries and Orange-Flavoured Cream
The orange-flavoured cream is made with thickened yogourt, sometimes called yogourt cheese. Use a probiotic yogourt that does not contain thickeners. The plain yogourt tends to be quite tart; feel free to substitute with a low-fat probiotic French vanilla yogourt and omit the honey.

2 cups (500 mL) low-fat plain yogourt
1/4 cup (60 mL) orange juice concentrate, thawed and undiluted
2 Tbsp (30 mL) honey, to taste
6 cups (1.5 L) fresh or frozen raspberries

Night before: place yogourt in mesh strainer lined with 1 large, unbleached paper coffee filter or piece of cheesecloth over a bowl. Cover and let sit in fridge for up to 12 hours.

Remove frozen raspberries from freezer and let thaw in fridge.

Next day: remove thickened yogourt from fridge, discard water, and place yogourt in medium bowl. Stir in thawed orange juice concentrate. Add honey to taste. This can be done up to 2 days in advance and stored in fridge.

Divide fresh or thawed raspberries equally among 6 small bowls. Top with some of the yogourt mixture.

Serve.

Makes 6 - 1/2 cup (125 mL) servings.

Each serving contains:
180 calories; 7.0 g protein; 1.2 g total fat (0.8 g saturated); 35.8 g carbohydrates; 2.6 g fibre; 7.2 mg sodium

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