Berry Parfait Cups

Berry Parfait Cups

These berry parfait cups are a quick, easy, but delicious dessert made with berries and yoghurt. Serve in an espresso cup for something a little different. The full fat yoghurt increases the energy density making it suitable for underweight/malnourished individuals as well as providing many essential nutrients.

Serves:  6

Dietary: Suitable for coeliac, vegetarian, egg-free, nut-free.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 0

 

INGREDIENTS

400 g thick Greek yoghurt

300 g mixed berries such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries

1 – 2 tsp honey

Toppings: selection from a sprinkling of granola (not for the coeliac unless certified gluten-free), dark chocolate shavings, chopped/sliced nuts (not for nut-free diets) and seeds.

 

METHOD

  1. Whizz half of the berries in a blender and stir through the yoghurt and honey to taste.
  2. Spoon the yoghurt mixture into espresso cups (or similar).
  3. Top with the remaining berries and sprinkle with the selected topping(s).
  4. Chill and serve.

 

This recipe has been donated by Emily Cleland 

 

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Per serving:
Total calories: 138 kcal
Fat:  9.4 g
Saturated Fat:  5.2 g
Carbohydrate: 8.8 g
Total sugar: 8.5 g
Free sugar:  2.1 g
Fibre:  0.9 g
Protein:  5.0 g
Salt:  0.1 g

 

NUTRITION FACTS

  • This nutritious dessert provides many essential vitamins and minerals.
  • It is an excellent source of Vitamin C which helps to protect cells by keeping them healthy, as well as helping to maintain healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage as well as being important for wound healing.
  • It is also a good source of calcium, which plays an important role in keeping your bones healthy.
  • The dessert also provides a good source of B vitamins (folate and B12), iron to carry oxygen around our bodies and a good source of protein which is essential in later life to prevent muscle loss.

 

 

VARIATIONS

  • Lactose/dairy free Greek yoghurt can be used for lactose-free and vegan diets.
  • Reduced fat or fat free yoghurt can be used to reduce the fat content.
  • For smaller appetites reduce the serving size as required, particularly if toppings are added.

 

 

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