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Blueberry Yogurt Healthy Dessert Recipes for ADD
With the negative symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder also comes creativity. We ADDers enjoy making the creative best of situations. That includes meals. There are times when we just really feel the need for a dessert, one that's tasty and satisfying. Does that have to mean filled with sugar and fat? No! here are three easy desserts based on blueberries and yogurt. They taste great, and they are nutritious.
Blueberries, especially organic blueberries that aren't filled with pesticides, are one of nature's powerhouse foods. A serving of blueberries is one-half of a cup. Each cup of blueberries contains 84 calories, 14 total grams of carbohydrate, 2 grams of fiber, and a tiny amount of fat. Based on a 2,000 calorie diet, blueberries provide 2% of Vitamin A, 16% of Vitamin C, 1% of calcium, and 2% of iron. Blueberries contain antioxidants and flavanols, which are believed to help prevent some diseases. Blueberries are a sweet treat that doesn't tend to spike glucose levels. This helps people with Attention Deficit Disorder, since glucose spikes exacerbate the negative symptoms of ADD.
Greek yogurt is a thicker yogurt. It's what I like to use for cooking. I enjoy the Fage brand, because it is thick, tasty, and easy to use. I buy large cartons of it at Costco, since we enjoy it so much. Many stores carry smaller cartons of this brand. Yogurt is a fermented milk product. It contains probiotics that contribute to gut health. Gut health affects many things. Recently, research has found that gut health contributes to a person's mood.
Try these three delicious desserts. None of them are difficult or terribly costly to make. They taste good and are good for you!
Blueberry Almond Flour Custard Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Ingredients for 2 servings:
2/3 cup of fresh blueberries – divided
6 tablespoons of almond meal (I used a blanched variety.)
2 tablespoons Fage Greek yogurt
1 packet or 2 teaspoons of Truvia (optional)
1 tablespoon agave syrup
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
a pinch of salt
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
Spray 2 large custard cups or 2 medium ovenproof coffee cups with non-stick cooking spray. Add half of the blueberries to each cup. In a small bowl, mix the almond meal, yogurt, agave syrup, Truvia, vanilla, salt, and egg together. Stir the melted coconut oil in. It's important to have the ingredients at room temperature, or the melted oil will harden up in little lumps in the batter. Pour half of the mixture over the blueberries in each bowl.
Place the dishes on a baking sheet. Bake the custards in the oven, until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. This will take about 25 minutes. Serve warm or cold.
Blueberry Yogurt Dessert Smoothie
Ingredients for 2 servings: :
1 ½ cups frozen blueberries
½ cup Fage Greek yogurt
1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon almond butter
1-2 tablespoons brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
dash of salt
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (optional)
Place all of the ingredients in the wet bowl of the Vitamix and blend until smooth. Pour into individual glasses and serve immediately.
Simple Blueberry and Yogurt Dessert:
Place ½ cup blueberries per serving in small individual serving dishes. Dollop plain Fage Greek Yogurt on top of the berries and smooth it to the edge of the serving dish. Sprinkle 1-3 teaspoons of dark brown sugar over the yogurt. Serve chilled.
These are simple desserts that are easy enough for a weeknight meal, yet delicious enough to serve to company. Good nutrition doesn't need to have a nasty taste or be made from weird ingredients. If you want proof, these desserts are made for you.
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