Spiced Maple & Mango Dip

by Chrissy


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Happy happy Monday, Friends!

I don’t know about you, but I’m finding it a little hard to get into Fall…

I know it’s October, but I’d just like to savor these warm, summer-like days. It was 90 degrees yesterday, people. 90!

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I am not ready to embrace the boots or let myself splurge on the pumpkin. I mean, I’ll eat any and every pumpkin thing that comes my way, don’t get me wrong, but I’m just not ready to bake or cook with it. Give me a week.

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Winding down from the high that surrounded Lauren’s beautiful wedding weekend, was a bit difficult, but I am finally finding my bearings again. For some reason, I’ve been really hitting the chocolate hard. Dark chocolate is a major weakness. I think I speak for the majority of human beings when I declare that statement.

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So, in an attempt to try to curb my chocolate craving, I created a healthy fruit dip, perfect for some sweet snacking.

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Ripe mangos are super sweet, juicy and the perfect flavor for a fruit dip. Plus, they are so much fun to cut, as seen above.

This dip is quick and easy to make, and goes great with plain cookies, crackers & cheese, other hard fruits (easy to dip) or with granola.

Here’s the how to:

Add cottage cheese to a blender or immersion blender cup.

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Add plain Greek yogurt.

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Top with diced mango and diced peach.

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Add pure maple syrup. We use Grade B, but you can use your favorite kind…just as long as it’s pure and not that Aunt Jemima fake stuff. Bleh.

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Blend until silky smooth. Add a touch of cinnamon, just for a hint of spice taste.

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Boom. It’s ready for action.

The chunky cottage cheese, blends very well into a smoother texture. It has a great amount of protein, and has more of a salty kick than a tart taste, like yogurt has.

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See, so silky smooth.

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Serve it  up with some Nilla wafers. It would also be great added to plain yogurt, for a little flavor blast, or topped on a cheese and cracker stack.

You could also guzzle it down, as is. That would be perfectly acceptable.

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Scoop up this goodness and enjoy. You deserve it.

And if you are like me, you will probably go for a second dessert, consisting of a few wedges of 73% dark chocolate from Trader Joe’s.

Well, we tried.

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Spiced Maple & Mango Dip

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Makes about 2 cups

Ingredients:

1/2 (about 1 cup)  ripe red mango, cubed

1/2 ripe peach, diced

3/4 cup fat free cottage cheese

1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp pure maple syrup, ( we use grade B)

Dash cinnamon

 

Directions:

Blend all ingredients together, until silky smooth. You can use a regular blender or an immersion blender with tall, large measuring cup.

Eat as dip with apples, plain cookies (Nilla wafers or Graham crackers), use as a spread with cheese and crackers, or eat with granola.

From the Little Yellow Kitchen,

Chrissy

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3 Comments to “Spiced Maple & Mango Dip”

  1. Love this idea, and it looks delicious! Anything with mango has my vote. And anything with chocolate. 😉

  2. This dip looks delicious and I LOVE that bowl (and you nail polish, too!)

  3. Chrissy

    Thanks, Sues! Since Lauren got some new kitchen wedding gifts, I went out and bought myself some fun dishes, too! World market had some really great finds!