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Creamy Fruit Cocktail

In Spanish, this tasty and vaguely healthy creamy fruit cocktail dessert is called ‘bionico’.

We just call it damn good instead.

We also learned from a food blogger a little bit of the history behind the dish. According to Erika of Nibbles and Feasts, “A bionico or a bionic in English, is a common energy snack enjoyed in between meals. Many people with physically enduring days add granola and popped amaranth for a source of protein and added energy. It’s a better-for-you treat. Way better than the store bought granola or protein bar because it has all the benefits of fresh fruit and dairy.” 

It serves as a dessert here for all intents and purposes. Forgive us, Ericka.

Ingredients:

4 cups diced fruit (strawberries, apples, mango, pineapple, melon)
1/3 cup each of sour cream, plain yogurt
and sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla
½ cup granola with nuts, raisins, and coconut
2 Tbsp. honey

Directions:

Mix fruit in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix sour cream, yogurt, vanilla, and condensed milk. Add 2 tablespoons of the cream mixture to 4 dessert bowls, and top each with 1 cup fruit, 2 tablespoons granola and a ½ tablespoon of honey.

By Lori Ross, Southern Boating June 2019

More Mexican-Inspired recipes:

Avocado Salad

Mexican Street Corn

Chicken Quesadillas

Frozen Margaritas

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