Layered Ricotta Parfait with Blueberries, Almonds & Lemon Zest


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 196.9
  • Total Fat: 13.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 36.1 mg
  • Sodium: 75.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 9.7 g

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Introduction

A low carb, high protein dessert with very little blood sugar impact. Enjoy! A low carb, high protein dessert with very little blood sugar impact. Enjoy!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    Ricotta Cheese, whole milk, 425 grams (1 small container)
    Frozen Blueberries, 2 cups, thawed & drained well
    Cinnamon, ground, 1/4 tsp
    Toasted sliced almonds, 40 grams
    Fresh grated lemon zest, about 1/2 lemon's worth
    Almond Breeze Almond Milk, Unsweetened Vanilla, 4 oz
    Xanthum or Guar Gum, 1.5 tsp (natural thickener)

Directions

Process ricotta with almond milk & guar or xanthum gum in blender or food processor until very, very smooth. Let it run at least 5 minutes for best texture. To serve, spread 1/3 of ricotta mixture on bottom of parfait bowl, top with a cup of blueberries, and repeat. End with the final third of the ricotta mixture. Garnish with the almonds, cinnamon & lemon zest - I just use my microplane to grate the zest directly onto the parfait. This dessert is pleasant tasting but not so sweet, so if you want something sweeter, you can add a bit of your favorite low glycemic sweetener directly to the ricotta while blending, but remember to adjust the carbs & calories accordingly. Enjoy.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user REBECCAFRIEDMAN.

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