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Red White and Blue Dessert close up

Picture: Canon EOS Rebel T5i EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! It was another busy week at work and now we are deciding what to do today. It looks like it might rain so our back up plan is the Tom Cruise movie “Edge of Tomorrow”. If we can find it playing at a theatre. Has anyone gone to see it? This week I did get a new tech toy! I really love my iPad (I have the regular size with the optional keyboard and the mini.) It is mobile and light! Unfortunately tablets are really meant for browsing and not some of the intense type of work I like to do on the go. So to supplement my iPads I got a Pro Surface 3 with the optional keyboard. A purple keyboard that lights up at night! It is super light and provides both a tablet and laptop capabilities. Though I must admit I forgot all the garbage you get on a browser with windows since I have been on Apple products for the last couple of years. There definitely has been time spent shutting down these rogue pop-up ads that are trying to get you to their site. It has the touch ability like a tablet but it is not touch-optimized. They definitely have a way to go with combining the best of both worlds. But so far I really do like it and I believe it will fill the gap I need for a mobile device that is light. I should mention I have a Win7 Toshiba notebook that I bought several years ago. But it is rather heavy compared to the newest technology! Anyone buy any new tech toys lately?

For the Fourth of July, I made this healthy, fun summer dessert that is easy to make because you can have all your ingredients prepared ahead of time and then assemble when you are ready to serve. A glass-serving bowl is best to showcase the beautiful ingredients and layering affect. It can be made as individual desserts or you could make it in a larger glass bowl, which would also be pretty.

It is best to use Greek yogurt because it is thicker than regular yogurt and you will lose your layering effect with yogurt. (At least I do!) Plain Greek yogurt also works and you can consider adding your own sweetener since it can be rather bitter. The vanilla wafers are used for the crust and adds a really nice texture and taste to this dessert.

I do not skimp when it comes to the berries – strawberries and blueberries are a great source of antioxidants among other nutrients. Plus they are fun to eat when in season! Have fun with this dessert, as the combinations are endless!

Red White and Blue Dessert for Two

Strawberries, sliced
Blueberries
Vanilla Greek Yogurt
Vanilla Wafers or Graham Crackers

Crush a few vanilla wafers or graham crackers and place desired amount into the bottom of the serving dish as this will be your crust. I like to put the wafers or crackers in a sandwich bag that has a seal. Then using a measuring cup or something similar I crush them to desire texture. Then add some vanilla Greek yogurt, a layer of strawberries, more vanilla Greek yogurt, and then more blueberries.

6 thoughts on “A Berry Red, White, and Blue Dessert

  1. Kasih says:

    Looks delicious!

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks! It is one of my favorites!!

  2. Love this pud, will be making it soon! Are you able to post on your iPad? I used to be able to but recently am having problems so use the Mac but won’t be able to do that when we are on holiday. πŸ™‚

    1. Bernice says:

      I downloaded a WordPress app for my iPad and it does allow me to create posts and publish. I find it is a bit clunky and not really optimized for the user experience but I will use it in a pinch. I am now trying a slightly different approach. I am storing my recipes and such on Google drive since I can get to that from any machine. If I can anticipate what I am going to be posting I upload the pictures to WordPress ahead of time. I prefer to create the postings at home using my Mac. I believe my new Surface Pro 3 will help as long as I have the pictures already preloaded to WordPress. And it should help me stay up to date with the bloggers I follow a bit easier. I tend to max out my technology by trying to do more than it was designed!

  3. Eric Hoffman says:

    Hey Bernice, thanks for posting this! The dessert looks absolutely scrumptious πŸ˜‰ I just posted a quick snack recipe as well, using blueberries and greek yoghurt, but with a spoonful of whey protein and flax seeds. Take a look if you like http://visualizedrecipes.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/quick-snacks-greek-yoghurt-with-blueberries-and-whey-protein/

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks for stopping by Eric. I love using greek yogurt instead of whip cream and also enjoy flax seeds, which is always a nice touch. You have some good recipes – looking forward to seeing what else you post. Have a great day! πŸ™‚

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