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Low GI Recipe: Strawberry Yogurt Dessert

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February 11, 2014 by Johanna Burani

Strawberries with Yogurt and Grand Marnier

Here is a simple, healthful dessert with one version of an Italian twist.


Low GI Recipe: Strawberry Yogurt Dessert
Here is a simple, healthful dessert with one version of an Italian twist.
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Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Healthy Dessert
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 15 fresh, washed, hulled strawberries ( 4 oz/120g)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier liqueurS
  • 2 cups fat free plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup mascarpone
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Cut strawberries horizontally into 4 slices. Place in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine the sugar and Grand Marnier in a small cup. Pour over the strawberries. Allow to macerate at least 30 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, mix the yogurt, mascarpone and vanilla in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  4. Pour into 4 dessert dishes. When ready, pour the strawberry mixture equally over the 4 yogurt servings. Serve cold.
Notes
GI: LOW
Nutrition Information
Calories: 155 (649 Joules) Fat: 6 g Saturated fat: 4 g Carbohydrates: 15 g Fiber: < 1 g Protein: 6 g Cholesterol: 20 mg

 


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Gushers vs Tricklers


"Gushers" are quickly-digested carbohydrates that cause a rapid rise in blood glucose and fuel appetite.

"Tricklers" are slowly-digested carbohydrates that are gradually released into the bloodstream and sustain satiety. These are the good carbs.


Johanna Burani
MS, RD, CDE
Nutrition Works LLC
Morristown, NJ, USA

Expert in individualized, low-glycemic index (low GI) meal planning.

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