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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Strawberry Dessert Tart with Cream Cheese Filling : Low Carb

Kim at Low Carb Maven site has recently shared this lovely Low Carb strawberry dessert tart with cream and goat cheese recipe. It's an easy no-bake dessert with a delicious low carb hemp walnut crust which you may wish to try.

Serves 10 : 2 net grams carb per serving
Walnut Hemp Seed Crust
1 cup walnut pieces, toasted
1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill Hemp Seed Hearts
2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
1 tbsp. Sukrin Fiber Syrup Gold or Clear (or Vitafiber Syrup) (honey if not low carb)
Cream Cheese & Goat Cheese Filling
4 ounces goat cheese, softened
4 ounces cream cheese cold
4 ounces heavy (double) cream, cold
1/4 cup Sukrin Melis Icing Sugar (or Swerve Confectioner's)
1 tbsp. lemon juice
zest from the lemon
6 ounces strawberries, sliced
2 tsp fresh thyme or rosemary, finely chopped

She says "This crust doesn’t soak and is absolutely fantastic in flavour and texture, but must be refrigerated. The tart takes minimal time and effort to make but does require a little time in the freezer to harden the crust before adding the filling." She suggests "keeping the crust in the freezer and the filling ready to go in the refrigerator. Then assembly should only take a few minutes depending on how fancy you'd like to make the tart."

Kim gives a very good step by step guide on how to make this dessert
She also gives a US to metric conversion guide, which you may find helpful here

Did you know that:
"Hemp seeds a
re the seeds of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. They are from the same species as cannabis (marijuana). However, hemp seeds contain only trace amounts of THC, the compound that causes the drug-like effects of marijuana. Hemp seeds are exceptionally nutritious and rich in healthy fats, protein and various minerals.

Here are 6 health benefits of hemp seeds that are backed up by science:

1. Hemp Seeds Are Incredibly Nutritious
Technically a nut, hemp seeds are very nutritious. They have a mild, nutty flavor and are often referred to as hemp hearts. Hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats and essential fatty acids. They are also a great protein source and contain high amounts of vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc

2. Hemp Seeds May Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease
Hemp seeds are a great source of arginine and gamma-linolenic acid, which have been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease.

3. Hemp Seeds and Oil May Benefit Skin Disorders
Studies have shown that giving hemp seed oil to people with eczema may improve blood levels of essential fatty acids. It may also relieve dry skin, improve itchiness and reduce the need for skin medication. Hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats. They have a 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3, which may benefit skin diseases. In some cases, this may provide relief from eczema and its uncomfortable symptoms.

4. Hemp Seeds Are a Great Source of Plant-Based Protein
About 25% of the calories in hemp seeds come from protein. Hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids, making them a complete protein source.

5. Hemp Seeds May Reduce Symptoms of PMS and Menopause
Up to 80% of women of reproductive age may suffer from physical or emotional symptoms caused by premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Hemp seeds may reduce symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and may also positively affect symptoms of menopause.

6. Whole Hemp Seeds May Aid Digestion
Whole hemp seeds contain high amounts of fibre, both soluble and insoluble, which benefits digestive health. De-hulled hemp seeds have had the fibre-rich shell removed, and therefore contain very little fibre.

Although hemp seeds have not been popular until recently, they are an old staple food and people are now realizing their excellent nutritional value. They are very rich in healthy fats, high-quality protein and several minerals.

However, hemp seed shells may contain trace amounts of
THC (< 0.3%), the active compound in marijuana. People who have been addicted to cannabis may want to avoid consuming hemp or hemp seeds in any form.

Overall, hemp seeds are incredibly healthy. They might just be one of the few superfoods that are actually worthy of their reputation."

These words are just a snippet from an article on Authority Nutrition site, you can read the full article, with all related links

You will find a variety of recipe ideas, articles etc. within this blog, and 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.

All the best Jan


Catarina said...

I am sure, absolutely sure, that I am going to love this dessert, provided I am successful in making it.

Have to copy it and read it carefully.

I have hemp seeds every single day. About one spoonful. Not sure about the quantity I should consume daily. One tablespoon? Two tablespoons?

I sometimes mixed it with chia seeds and add them to my oats.

I am liking this blog more and more! : )))

Elephant's Child said...

Fascinating. I don't think hemp products are available here - but I will explore.

klahanie said...

Hey Jan,

That's just the sort of dessert than I truly love and so refreshing. I promise not to use any tart puns because my tart's in the right place.

Hemp seeds and I also like some watermelon and pumpkin seeds.

Thank you for this post and the shared recipe. Much appreciated.

Gary :)

Tom said...

...Walnut Hemp Seed Crust, now that's different.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Just by the photo that looks good...Coffee is on

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

So good! You share such wonderful desserts.

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds wonderful! Hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Looks delicious and thanks for the hemp info.

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Intriguing - I shall suggest it to the my co-chef-cook, especially now I've stopped smoking. Looks delicious!

eileeninmd said...

It does look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

Oh, I wish I had a slice of this right now to go with my cup of coffee! It looks wonderful, my friend!

Hugs to you!

happyone said...

Oh my does that look good. I'd like a piece right about now too.

Linda said...

This looks mouthwatering! Thank you so much for sharing.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

That looks so very yummy!

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks everyone for your thoughts and comments ...

Catarina asked "I have hemp seeds every single day. About one spoonful. Not sure about the quantity I should consume daily. One tablespoon? Two tablespoons?"

You may find this article of interest,

All the best Jan

Snowbird said...

Looks delicious!xxx

Magic Love Crow said...

This looks so yummy!!! Thank you!!!

Lisa said...

What an innovative recipe. Walnut and hemp seed, that's why I enjoy visiting as you do share some really original things.
Lisa x