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Monday, 27 June 2016

Desserts don't get stressed, five LCHF ideas, perfect for summer

Stressed spelled backwards
is desserts. Coincidence? 
I think not!

~author unknown

The words above are a quote I saw on my blogging friend Sheri's blog here. I thought there's definitely no need to get stressed with so many lovely LCHF recipe ideas available, and whether you live the LCHF lifestyle (or not) these next five recipes are just great for all.

- RASPBERRY MOUSSE LCHF -


This recipe is from Swedish chef Birgitta Höglund, who is featured on Diet Doctor site and also has a popular low carb/Paleo recipe blog

Ingredients:
Makes 6–8 servings
2 sheets of gelatin (or about 1 1/2 teaspoons powdered gelatin)
1 1/4 cups (300 ml) raspberries 
2 large eggs 
sweetener equivalent to 1 tablespoon honey 
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (200 ml) heavy (double) cream 
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Instructions for how to make this delicious mousse can be found here

This recipe also features in Birgitta's book 'LCHF for Healthy Aging', which contains recipe choices that are good for everyone...

- CHOCOLATE MOUSSE LCHF -


Another recipe suggestion from Birgitta
Ingredients
6-8 servings

1.8 oz (50 g) dark chocolate 70-90% cocoa
2 large egg yolks, from free-range eggs
6 3/4 fl. oz. (200 ml) heavy (double) cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder (not vanilla sugar)
Sea salt

You can find the instructions on how to make this delicious LCHF mousse at Birgitta's blog here

- LOW CARB LIME AND VANILLA CHEESE CAKE -


This recipe suggestion from Julia McPhee.

She says serve this low carb dessert cold with fresh fruit ice-cream.
Small servings are advised as this is a very rich dessert.

Ingredients: 
Base
100g melted butter
2 cups Almond meal
1 tbsp Almond butter
Filling
4 Eggs plus 1 egg yolk
500g Cream cheese (regular)
200g Coconut cream
1 tbsp Vanilla essence
3 tbsp Natvia
4 Limes (juiced)
see instructions here


This lovely suggestion is from Libby at 'Ditch the Carbs' site.
It can be made as a cake then sliced, served with berries and whipped cream.
Or bake in a square dish then cut into tasting squares and top each piece off with a fresh berry.
This is a easy idea to take as finger food to share with friends.

Ingredients:
Serves 15
300g dark 75% chocolate
175g butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
6 eggs
6 tbs double cream
4 tsp granulated stevia (optional)
See instructions here

- LOW CARB TRIFLE -


Whatever time of year this tasty low carb trifle, is a favourite with us and the family.
Why not give it a try and see what you think.

Ingredients:
Serves 6-8
100 grams of ground almonds
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon of melted butter
2 tablespoons of double cream
A 500g pack of frozen low-carb summer fruits ... thawed
(I use ones that are 4.1g carbs per 80g serving)300ml of extra thick cream
A handful of toasted flaked almonds
2 x 12.5 grams of instant raspberry, sugar free, jelly crystals
Please see instructions here

I do hope you may get to enjoy some (or all) of these recipe suggestions soon, but it is always important to note that, although w
e try and bring a variety of recipe ideas to this blog, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

Bon Appetit

All the best Jan

9 comments:

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Yes, no need to stress over these! They are all so delicious. Thanks for sharing them.

Lisa said...

After looking at these pictures I now NEED cake!
Lisa x

Happyone said...

Oh these all looks sooo very good. : )

Debbie said...

all great recipes, i love chocolate mousse!!!

eileeninmd said...

OH my, these desserts all look heavenly. Thanks for sharing the recipes! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness, now you have my mouth watering for these :) We try to have all good deserts in the house, sometimes we do cheat a bit when we go out to eat but don't have them in the house and these sound good, tfs!

Adam said...

nice ideas

Kezzie said...

The mousse looks amazing!!

Snowbird said...

They all look absolutely scrumptious!First choice would be the trifle.xxx