Deliciously decadent with dark chocolate & raspberries, this Valentine trifle is the perfect indulgence for a healthy Valentine’s Day dessert.
Want to show your Valentine a little love this Valentine’s Day but don’t have hours to prepare a spectacular dessert? Or are you on a diet or watching calories and don’t know what to make so you don’t fall off the wagon? Well, have I got the indulgence for you! Oh, and for a little extra Valentine cash don’t miss entering the giveaway at the end of this post.
The key to this Easy Valentine’s Day Trifle is the wholesome ingredients you use to make it and the size of the serving. If you have ever been to Seasons 52 you know all about their mini indulgences, where they are all the delicious desserts you love but presented in a pint-sized portion (all about 300 calories). They are really perfect after a wonderful dinner.
So today I bring you the somewhat healthy mini indulgence that is not only delicious but lower in calories than most desserts. It starts with dark chocolate, known for its antioxidant properties and its ability to lower blood pressure and protect against cardiovascular disease, low-fat Greek yogurt, high in protein, calcium, potassium & B12, and finally raspberries, rich in antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties which help fight against cancer, heart and circulatory diseases.
If you are careful picking out your next two ingredients you’ve got that healthy dessert that will knock his socks off! The granola needs to be low sugar, possibly substituting agave or honey for sugar and contain whole oats and nuts. Granola is a great digestive aid and has healthy fats from the nuts as well as omega-3s. Adding whipped cream is a particular indulgence but a little goes a long way. If you like the light whipped cream it works just as well as the regular.
The dishes I used were a bit big for this mini indulgence but my shot glasses were way too small so I opted to make it look pretty and used the larger dish. If you have something somewhere in between the two sizes you will hit the 250-300 calorie mark with no problem. The quantities listed below should make 4 servings totaling about 225 calories each.
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