Fresh Figs with Ricotta, Honey, and PistachiosIn a bowl, fold a spoonful or two of honey into ricotta cheese. Slice fresh figs in half lengthwise and serve alongside a dollop of the cheese mixture. Top with shelled, chopped pistachios.
Strawberry-Nectarine SmoothiePlace quartered fresh strawberries and pitted, chopped nectarines in a blender. Add plain yogurt, orange juice, and a handful of ice. For a slightly sweeter smoothie, blend in a tablespoon or two of honey.
Yogurt and Berry Parfait with Candied GingerToss together a mix of fresh, ripe berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, chopped strawberries, and blackberries. Spoon plain or vanilla yogurt into the bottom of a parfait glass. Top with a spoonful of chopped candied ginger, followed by a handful of berries. Repeat, finishing with berries and garnishing with ginger.
Chocolate-Raspberry-Soy SmoothiePlace several cups of fresh or frozen raspberries in a blender (if using fresh, also toss in a handful of ice cubes). Add a small banana and just enough chocolate soy milk to reach the desired consistency.
by fitness magazine