By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

Ounce for ounce, mandarin oranges have about 40 percent less vitamin C than oranges do, but they have nearly three times the vitamin A (carotenes).

Number of servings

Serves 4

Ingredients

    4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened
    1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
    1 can (8.25 ounces) water-packed sliced peaches, drained
    1 can (8 ounces) water-packed pineapple chunks, drained
    4 tablespoons shredded coconut, toasted

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, yogurt, sugar and vanilla. Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat until smooth.

In a separate bowl, combine the oranges, peaches and pineapple. Add the cream cheese mixture and fold together. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

Transfer to a serving bowl or individual bowls. Garnish with shredded coconut and serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

  • Total fat 2 g
  • Calories 145
  • Protein 7 g
  • Cholesterol 3 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 26 g
  • Dietary fiber 2 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 0 g
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Sodium 190 mg
Nov. 01, 2007