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By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian’s tip:

This recipe is excellent with breakfast, lunch or dessert. It’s an effective way to take pleasure from fruit at every meal.

To create this plant based, work with a yogurt substitute.

Amount of servings

Serves 4

  1. Low Sodium
  3. Healthy carb


  1. 2 cups diced assorted melon, such as for example cantaloupe, honeydew or watermelon (or use any fruit you prefer)
  2. 1/2 cup plain or vanilla low-fat or nonfat yogurt
  3. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  4. 1/4 teaspoon mace
  5. 1/8 teaspoon clove
  6. 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. Orange zest (about 1 tablespoon) and juice (about 3 tablespoons)


In a big bowl, mix all ingredients to mix. Serve.

Nutritional analysis per portion

Meal: About 1/2 cup

  • Calories 52
  • Total fat Trace
  • Saturated fat Trace
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat Trace
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Sodium 31 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 11 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Added sugars 0 g
  • Protein 2 g

Developed by the chefs at Mayo Clinic’s Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center.

July 29, 2022


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