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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Chocolate Mess With Berries and Cream : Low Carb


Couldn't you just tuck in! This dish contains some dark chocolate cake, whipped cream, nuts and berries. You may think it contains a lot of carbs - well you'd be wrong. It's actually 9g carb per serving. I think a low carb dessert like this could be a huge success on any festive, or special occasion... Yum!

You could always try it out this weekend in preparation for the Christmas or New Year festivities ... now there's a thought!

Ingredients:
Serves Four
9g carb per serving

240 ml mixed berries
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons lime juice
¼ dark chocolate cake
30 g pecan nuts, chopped
2 tablespoons roasted unsweetened coconut chips
240 ml heavy (double) whipping cream or crème fraiche


Dark chocolate cake
250 g dark chocolate with a minimum of 70% cocoa solids
150 g butter
5 eggs
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions can be found here 


Did you know many studies have shown that dark chocolate is incredibly healthy, and may reduce your risk of several diseases.




Dark chocolate is loaded with fibre and antioxidants, as well as minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper and manganese. Plant compounds in dark chocolate have been shown to lower blood pressure, protect against heart disease, improve brain function and protect the skin against the sun’s harmful UV-rays. To make the most of the health benefits, it is recommended to eat dark chocolate with a cocoa content of 70–85% or higher. A piece of dark chocolate is especially delicious when enjoyed with a good cup of coffee.

Bottom line: Dark chocolate contains high amounts of fiber, antioxidants and minerals. It may reduce the risk of heart disease, improve brain function and protect the skin from the sun.

I hope you may enjoy this low carb dessert dish soon ...

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All the best Jan

20 comments:

Phil Slade said...

There you go again with these delicious looking and healthy treats. Berries and dark chocolate mmmm. Must try this one.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love anything with chocolate. It looks delicious, thanks for sharing this low carb treat. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Jo said...

I could definitely tuck in. You would think that this is full of carbs, there's so many alternatives that you really don't have to miss out on anything.

Tom said...

Dark chocolate is a health food!

piccolina said...

wowowowowwww! I love dark chocolates! I'm craving here..and I'm Learning too!:)

Have a wonderful Christmastime to you and your loved ones!

Nikki (Sarah) said...

This looks divine. I love dark chocolate and I love berries. What could be better!!!Have a great day out there Guys. Hope it's not as cold there as it is here but if it is, stay warm.

The Happy Whisk said...

Serves four? Hmmm ... I think that's a misprint.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

The dessert looks lovely!
It's interesting to read of the benefits of dark chocolate. It makes me happy every time I taste it and that must be good for the health. :)
xx

only slightly confused said...

Chocolate is NEVER a mess....OMG that looks so good.

amanda peters said...

It does look lovely, reminds me to buy some fruit for tea, already hankering after fresh stuff. Said to my OH winter food seems to all come wrapped in pastry , from mince pies to pork pies all a little to much for me.
Hope you have a Happy Christmas and new year . Thank you for your support and lovely comments you leave on my blog throughout the year.
Amanda xx

Christine said...

Looks so yummy!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Mmm, that looks delicious indeed! Thank you.

Adam said...

looks great

Magic Love Crow said...

I could eat this right now! LOL!

Conniecrafter said...

looks delicious!!!

handmade by amalia said...

I'm always amazed at the treats you manage to produce within your guidelines. This one looks seriously delicious.
Amalia
xo

Crafty Green Poet said...

That looks delicious, I'm a great believer in the health giving properties of dark chocolate!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I think I would like this very much!

Galina L. said...

I had blackberries covered with a whipped cream as my birthday cake.

Snowbird said...

Oh my......how delicious.xxx