*This post is sponsored by General Mills and Yoplait Greek 100 Whips! As always, the content, recipe and opinions expressed here are my own!!
Is there one fruit that screams ‘summer’ to you? OK, I know it’s just barely spring, but we’re dreaming of summer, right? The fruit that says ‘summer’ to me is the strawberry. That single red berry has the power to conjure up treasured childhood memories of strawberry pies and homemade ice cream. The fruit itself is one of the best antioxidants around, and contains quite a healthy dose of vitamin C.
Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes with Yoplait Whips!
Its succulent taste is what makes the strawberry irresistible to most of us. For these Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes, I wanted to use my favorite fruit, as well as the new Yoplait Greek 100 Whips! from Publix.
And you want to hear something funny? I used to mix whipped topping with yogurt in order to get a yummy ‘whipped’ consistency! Now there is Yoplait Whips! and I can buy yogurt that tastes like whipped mousse. All the flavors are soooo good – and only 100 calories. With flavors like Black Cherry, Blueberry, Strawberry and Vanilla Cupcake it’s easy to indulge without the guilt.
If you want a slightly more substantial dessert, here is one delicious concoction combining Yoplait Whips! with low-fat cream cheese and strawberries. And it’s still relatively low in calories.As a crust, I pulverized one pack of 2- oats and honey granola bars. I divided the crumbs among 2 dessert dishes, reserving about 1 T for garnish. Then I whipped together 2 ounces of 1/3 less fat cream cheese (Neuchâtel) with 1 tablespoon sugar substitute and layered on top of the crumbs.
Next, I sliced a couple of strawberries on top of that layer. Then I spooned a container of Strawberry Yoplait Greek 100 Whips! into each dish (notice a spoonful is missing from the container in the photo below? Yep. Delayed gratification is not my strongest trait.). I finished each serving off with a dollop of whipped topping and a fanned strawberry as garnish and dusted the top with the reserved granola crumbs. (I did share the completed desserts with my husband! Hard not to when he’s asking, ‘Are you just taking pictures of that or can we eat it??!)
Mmmm… it was just what my sweet tooth ordered: that delectable mousse texture and strawberry taste with just the right amount of granola crunch! Here’s a pic to Pin… and scroll on down for the printable recipe as well as a link for a coupon to try Yoplait Whips! AND there’s more! A giveaway to win $15 toward your purchase of the new Yoplait Greek 100 Whips!
Here’s the pinnable photo:
- 1- pkg of 2 crunchy granola bars (I used Nature Valley Oats 'n Honey)
- 2- oz Neuchatel Cheese (lowfat cream cheese), softened
- 1- T sugar-equivalent sweetener
- 5-6 strawberries
- 2 containers Strawberry Yoplait Greek 100 Whips!
- 1- tub whipped topping
- Pulverize granola bars in mini food processor.
- Divide crumbs equally into two small serving bowls, reserving about 1 T crumbs.
- Whip softened cream cheese with sugar substitute in mixing bowl and drop by spoonfuls on top of crumbs.
- Slice a couple of berries on top of cream cheese layer, reserving 2 berries for garnish.
- Scoop in 1 container of Yoplait Whips! per dish
- Top with a dollop of whipped topping, remaining crumbs and 1 strawberry each.
Now, make sure you click HERE for your coupon to try new Yoplait Greek 100 Whips! You’ll have to sign in or register for Publix Online digital coupons, but it’s easy and free… plus it brings you all the weekly and monthly coupons from Publix.
Now for the giveaway!
I hope you enjoy this recipe and I know you’re going to love new Yoplait Whips!
Have a healthy day!