KETO LAZY FROZEN-YOGURT BERRY PIE (HEART HEALTHY)
Keto Low-Carb Frozen-Yogurt Berry Pie! Need I say more? Yummy!
You can make this frozen dessert using Labneh – a Mediterranean cheese made from strained plain (no sugar added) yogurt or from no-sugar-added Greek yogurt. I like making this dessert from both, depending on what is available in my refrigerator. Labneh creates a dense tasting experience because of the cheese being dense.
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE AND HEALTH BENEFITS OF KETO LAZY FROZEN-YOGURT BERRY PIE?
Greek yogurt is a fantastic source of calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12. What distinguishes Greek yogurt has a thicker, creamier texture because the liquid whey is strained out. This is also the process used to make Labneh (yogurt cheese).
This pie is also filled with Keto -friendly fresh berries — raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. All these fruits are considered low glycemic.
Raspberries give more than half of your RDI for vitamin C, a water-soluble nutrient essential for immune function and iron absorption. Raspberries also have small amounts of vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B6, calcium and zinc (1). Raspberries are a good source of fiber and vitamin C.
Blackberries contain high levels of antioxidants, such as anthocyanin. Antioxidants help fight against the adverse impact of free radicals in your body. Free radicals can damage cells thereby speeding up the aging process and contributing to other health conditions, such as cancer and heart disease.
Blueberries can help heart health, bone strength, skin health, blood pressure, diabetes management, cancer prevention, and mental health. One cup of blueberries provides 24% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin C.
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO LAZY FROZEN-YOGURT BERRY PIE?
Keto Lazy Frozen-Yogurt Berry Pie is sweet tasting. Sweetness is the primary taste sensation in this berry pie. Choosing a sweet wine to match is not an option. Instead, here are a couple of options…
- Choose a dry rose and add a pinch of stevia or monk fruit to the glass. The wine’s sweetness will harmonize with the subtle sweetness in the dish, bringing the partners into balance. If you do not want to add sweetness to the wine, then choose a dry but fruity sparkling wine. The wine’s tanginess and effervescence can help refresh the palate between bites. Note that the acidity in the wine may clash with the sweetness in the dessert.
- Add fresh lime juice to the mix when preparing this recipe. The tanginess from the lime juice will complement the acidity in a crispy, dry white such as brut sparkling wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Grigio, or Vinho Verde.
Wine Tips: To support your Keto diet or low-CARB lifestyle, choose low-CARB, low-sugar, and low-alcohol wines that are free of additives and artificial coloring. Include your wine CARB macros as part of your meal. Remember, your liver will process alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Your body will also metabolize alcohol as fuel before using food. This can slow fat burning and may cause your body to store carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Alcohol consumption also stimulates the appetite. So, drink low-sugar, low-CARB, and low alcohol wines in moderation.
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU REQUIRE MAKING KETO LAZY FROZEN-YOGURT BERRY PIE?
For this Keto Lazy Frozen-Yogurt Berry Pie recipe you’ll need the following ingredients:
- No-sugar-added Greek yogurt or Labneh (yogurt cheese)
- 1 tablespoon Stevia
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pint of fresh raspberries
- 1 pint of fresh blackberries
- 1 pint of fresh blueberries
- Sugar-Free chocolate or sugar-free maple syrup
HOW DO YOU PREPARE KETO LAZY FROZEN-YOGURT BERRY PIE?
To prepare Keto Lazy Frozen-Yogurt Berry Pie, start with either no-sugar-added Greek yogurt or Labneh (yogurt cheese). Pour the Labneh or yogurt onto a 9” pizza tray lined with parchment. Spread out the Labneh or yogurt to the edges, making sure it’s even. Add all the berries, seeds and nuts you like. If you don’t want chocolate, drizzle in sugar-free maple syrup.
Here is the fun part. You can add your sugar-free chocolate drizzle before or after freezing, depending on your taste buds.
To make things easy I add one of my already prepared and favorite drizzles called O’Sesame Keto Chocolate Spread. This product is made from black sesame seeds but tastes so much like chocolate.
If you prefer to add nuts and seeds to your pie rather than fruit, drizzle with peanut or almond butter. I LOVE the Fatso Salted Caramel Peanut Butter. OMG it’s so rich and delicious.
If you make your dessert with nuts and seeds drizzle with O’Sesame AND Fatso Salted Caramel Peanut Butter. The combinations are endless!
If using yogurt to make this dessert, choose a 750 g tub of your favorite no-sugar-added Greek yogurt. Add 1 tablespoon Stevia and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. I use a pint each of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
WHAT OTHER KETO LOW-CARB DESSERT (HEART HEATHY) RECIPES CAN YOU ENJOY?
WHAT IS SHARI MAC’S PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR KETO LOW-CARB DIET?
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