APRICOT STRAWBERRY FREEZE
This makes a great breakfast or a refreshing and satisfying lunch or dinner on a hot summer day. For those who love apricots, this is a great way to enjoy them because the tangy fresh apricot flavor really shines through.
(Makes one 3 block meal that’s slightly lower in carb and contains a little extra fat)
2 fresh apricots, cut into chunks and frozen
Generous ½ cup fresh strawberries, halved and frozen
½ the contents of a Zone Vanilla Shake mix packet
2 scoops Zone Protein Powder
A little soy milk to facilitate blending (<1/4 cup)
1T extra irgin olive oil
½ tsp alcohol free glycerin based vanilla extract (optional, use regular vanilla)
Cinnamon to taste
Optional for garnish: 1 slice of fresh apricot and a sprig of mint
Allow the fruit to thaw slightly, just enough to soften it a bit for better blending. Blend all ingredients except for the optional garnish, with an immersion blender, leaving a few small pieces for fruit.* Serve immediately in a bowl and garnish with the apricot slice and mint sprig if desired.
*Any blender or food processer will work, but an immersion blender gives you more control over the amount of fruit you leave slightly unblended. When it comes to achieving the best insulin control, the more little fruit chunks you leave the better.