Cherry Limeade Fruit Dip

This Cherry Limeade Fruit Dip post was sponsored by ViSalus.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Cherry Limeade Fruit Dip Recipe at www.inkatrinaskitchen.com The perfectly sweet and tart dip for summer. Try it with fruit, graham crackers, or pretzel sticks!

Raising humans is a funny job. What’s funny to me is how much my children learn from me without me ever sitting down to teach them. After coloring eggs this past Easter my 6-year-old wanted to take a picture of his creation. I gave him my camera and thought to myself, “Aww isn’t that cute?!” The next thing I know he’s styling his shot next to our largest window to get better light just like he sees me do.

My toddler has now proclaimed that he is a “cooker.” He tells us to refer to him as The Cooker. Every morning he gathers bowls and spoons and random toys and gets to cooking. Most recently he made a pretend cake. Well, when his brother sneakily pretend-ate his Pretend Cake the whole neighborhood heard about it. You just don’t pretend-eat someone’s Pretend Cake unless you are invited. Besides, the cake wasn’t even finished- it still needed SPRINKLES! How infuriating! So what is a big brother to do? Thinking quickly, he opened his mouth and pretend-gave-it-back. Kids are gross. They did not get that from me.

Cherry Limeade Fruit Dip Recipe at www.inkatrinaskitchen.com The perfectly sweet and tart dip for summer. Try it with fruit, graham crackers, or pretzel sticks!

Since I’m in this business of raising kids it’s  my job to feed them and make sure that they eat more than popsicles and dry cereal (the 2 most requested foods at my house). My youngest {The Cooker} is turning his nose up at almost anything that has protein in it right now so I have to be sneaky. I filled this Cherry Limeade Fruit dip with Greek yogurt and a scoop of protein powder. Visalus sent me some Vi-Shape Shake Mix. The flavor is Sweet Cream and they say it’s “the shake mix that tastes like cake mix.” I’ll take it!

This dip tastes like summer. It is sweet and tart at the same time and perfect for dipping fruit, graham crackers, or even salty pretzel sticks. If you like Sonic Cherry Limeade (or you are mildly obsessed with it as I am) then you should give this dip a try.

Cherry Limeade Fruit Dip

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Prep Time: 10 min

Total Time: 30 min

The perfectly sweet and tart dip for summer. Try it with fruit, graham crackers, or pretzel sticks!

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 6 oz lime yogurt (I used lime Chobani Greek yogurt)
  • 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons protein powder
  • Juice of 1 lime (approx 2 Tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest, optional
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 3 Tablespoons cherry jam/preserves or fresh cherries, crushed

Directions:

  1. In the bowl of your mixer combine cream cheese, yogurt, powdered sugar, and protein powder. 
  2. Slowly add lime juice, zest, and Cool Whip until incorporated.
  3. In a small bowl swirl cherry preserves along the inside walls of the bowl. Add the limeade dip. Chill for at least 30 minutes.

Notes:

  • I used Vi-Shape Sweet Cream Shake Mix protien powder
  • I used Greek yogurt to bump up the protein. Any yogurt will do- plain or lemon would be a nice substitute!

Original recipe and images © In Katrina's Kitchen

This post was  sponsored by ViSalus. They provided product for me for review purposes.  In Katrina’s Kitchen does not claim any health benefits from using the protein powder.  As always all opinions are 100% my own. 

- Katrina
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30 Responses to “Cherry Limeade Fruit Dip”

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    Angie — June 28, 2013 at 8:25 am

    What an inventive dip, I love it!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 28th, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

      Thank you so much Angie!

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    Karly — June 28, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I have a “Cooker” too, though she’s a bit older now. She does enjoy photographing her p&j’s though! :)

    I’m also obsessed with Sonic’s limeades, so I’ll totally be trying this!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 28th, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

      I haven’t started my Sonic runs for the summer. Once I start stopping by there it becomes…obsessive.

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — June 28, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Hope the cooker was able to fix his “cake” haha. This dip, oh this dip! I would love to snack on this on our patio!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 28th, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

      Yeah he’s pretty talented to “fix” a cake that has already been eaten ;) I hope you’ll give the dip a try!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 28, 2013 at 10:38 am

    it’s always funny what kids pick up from us without us really trying – just mimicking what they see.

    • Katrina Bahl — June 28th, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

      It’s shocking at times!

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    cassie — June 28, 2013 at 11:00 am

    This is so fun. I love dip of any kind and I love how creative this one is!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 28th, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

      I’m a dipper too. Thanks Cassie!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 28, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    What an awesome idea for an easy, sweet summer dip! This looks so delicious, Katrina!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 28th, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

      Thank you! Totally refreshing for Summertime.

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    Nessa — June 28, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Love this! Want to make soon :)

    • Katrina Bahl — June 30th, 2013 @ 7:05 am

      Great! I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — June 28, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I love dry cereal and popsicles, but it’s nice to have real food time and again. :) I love this summery dip! I could eat dip all day long. And I type this as I polish off some guacamole. ;)

    • Katrina Bahl — June 30th, 2013 @ 7:05 am

      I could actually live off of guacamole. I should try that sometime ;)

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — June 29, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Ah man this sounds like an awesome dip!! Will you come over and make it for me?? ;) Ill share my donuts!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — June 29, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I am in love with this dip! And the protein mix – perfect!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 30th, 2013 @ 7:01 am

      Thanks Dorothy! It was a delicious dip. I hope you get a chance to try it!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — June 29, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Love the added protein powder in the dip!! So brilliant!!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 30th, 2013 @ 7:00 am

      I’m always trying to bump up the protein in my kids’ food! ha ha

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    amanda @ fake ginger — June 30, 2013 at 9:56 am

    I love any fun recipe that includes protein powder!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — June 30, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    This is so creative, Katrina!

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    madscar — July 1, 2013 at 2:57 am

    This is amazing:) I love it!

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    Elizabeth — July 2, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    I’ve been a follower for some time but never comment. Today I’ve decided to crawl out of my introvert bubble. :-)
    I’m going to try this dip. My kids love all kinds of crackers but deeps make them so much better. Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 13, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Your kids sounds so funny :) I love it! This sounds wonderful!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — July 14, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    AWW! Your little “The Cooker” is killing me! That is adorable. So so so cute.

    And this sounds fun! I wish I would have thought of this at some point over the past two weeks. I had several kilos of cherries I needed to get rid of. And of course, I finished them off yesterday. Boooo. That’s what I get for not keeping up with blog reading!

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    Terrie B — August 1, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe ! I am always looking for great ways to use my Vi-Shape sweet cream protein mix. It looks so refreshing and another way to get extra protein to all the older kids in my family!!

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    Terry — August 26, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I had forgotten how much I love your posts…I wasn’t receiving them in my feed on FB, but I have fixed that now! Thank you for a great read every time!

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