This 5 minute healthy tiramisu is wonderful to make in advance to let the fabulous coffee flavour seep in. It’s also gluten-free and higher in fibre and protein than the classic tiramisu. It’s so fast and easy and the longer it sits, the better it tastes. How awesome is that? Why can’t everything be ready in 5 minutes?
I lightened up traditional tiramisu by swapping out marscapone cheese, whipped cream and egg yolks for low fat Greek yogurt and skim milk or almond milk. You can also reduce the refined carbohydrates and sugar by using whole grain, low sugar cookies. If you want this to be gluten-free, use your favourite gluten-free cookies.
(Photo credit: Bottega via Flickr).
Ooh, and did I mention all of the wonderful dark chocolate in this recipe?
Eating one ounce (28 grams) of dark chocolate (70% cocoa or higher) 4 times a week may help lower blood pressure and improve functioning of blood vessels. Research on the link between flavanols in chocolate and preventing cancer is underway, but is still in the early stages.
When choosing a chocolate bar, go for 70% dark chocolate. Dark chocolate contains more flavanols than milk chocolate because it’s made with more cocoa. Also, the milk binds to the flavanols so they can’t be absorbed by your body as well. Read the ingredients to make sure cocoa butter is the main type of fat rather than ones that have partially-hydrogenated or hydrogenated oils on the label.