Low-Carb Red

Low-Carb Red, White & Blue Berry Parfaits

Here’s a low-carb treat for my American friends! These patriotic parfaits are the perfect quick-prep dessert for the upcoming Fourth of July celebrations. The red strawberry layer is topped with vanilla coconut cream and finished with fresh blueberries.

This treat is dairy-free but if you can eat dairy, you can substitute the coconut cream and coconut milk with an equal amount of whipped cream. It’s naturally sweet and you can even avoid using any sweeteners.

Preparation time

Hands-on:    15 minutes
Overall:     1-2 hours

Nutritional values (per serving)

Total Carbs 11.8 grams
Fiber 2.8 grams
Net Carbs 9 grams
Protein 3.4 grams
Fat 22 grams
of which Saturated 19.2 grams
Energy 243 kcal
Magnesium 35 mg (9% RDA)
Potassium 313 mg (16% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (14%), protein (5%), fat (81%)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

Red layer:

  • 1 ½ cups strawberries, fresh or frozen and thawed (216 g/ 7.6 oz)
  • ⅓ cup water (80 ml/ 2.7 fl oz)
  • 1 tsp gelatine or 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 15-20 drops liquid stevia or 1-2 tbsp Erythritol or Swerve

White layer:

Blue layer:

  • ¾ cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (113 g/ 4 oz) – wild blueberries contain fewer carbs

Tip: To get the net carbs per serving down to 7.4 g, use an equal amount of blackberries instead of blueberries.

Instructions

  1. Start by preparing the red layer. Place the strawberries with ¼ cup (60 ml) of water into a blender or a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  2. Pour the strawberry puree into a small sauce pan and add stevia. Mix the gelatine with the remaining water, and then pour into the sauce pan with the pureed strawberries. Heat gently until warm, and then take off the heat.
  3. Divide the strawberry mixture between 4 jars or glasses, and then, place in the fridge for an hour or until set.
  4. When the red strawberry layer is set, prepare the white coconut cream layer. Spoon the coconut cream into a bowl. Add liquid coconut milk, powdered Erythritol, and vanilla.
  5. Using an electric mixer or a hand whisk, process until smooth and airy.
  6. Spoon the white layer equally in the 4 jars, on top of the red strawberry layer.
  7. Finally, top with fresh or frozen blueberries.

    Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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