The phrase "low-calorie desserts" sounds to many of us like "hot snow" or "dry water. Let's try to understand if this is true and if there are desserts without extra calories.
Do you like sweets? Only 2% of the inhabitants of the planet will answer this question negatively. We have a craving for sweets since childhood, because mother's milk is so sweet, that it seems cloying. Sweets include amino acids, one of the sources of serotonin, the "happiness hormone," and also contribute to the production of endorphins in the brain. This is why sweets not only pamper our receptors, but also promote calm and peacefulness. That's why in those moments when we are nervous, worried or just lonely, we want something sweet. And if we're also on a diet, the real tortures begin! After all, almost any dessert is a calorie, and not insignificant. Chewing only light healthy fruit salads quickly gets boring, and more and more often the hand reaches for the cherished chocolate bar...
Meanwhile, no one forbids you to cook for yourself, your favorite, delicious low-calorie dessert. They've tried it all for the past 300 years! These are light creams, souffles, jelly cakes, airy desserts, sorbets, even low-calorie baking without butter and eggs - in general, you can choose according to your taste. "Culinary Eden" offers you a variety of low-calorie desserts.
The easiest thing to create on a hot summer day is ice cream.Watermelon sorbet
Beat a tin of non-fat natural yogurt with any fruit or berry juice or puree, add pieces of fruit and put it in the fridge. The treat for sweet-tooth people is ready! The caloric value of such a dish is about 100-150 kcal.
As a variation of creamy ice cream - sorbet. Such a dessert really will not hurt your figure.
2 cups diced watermelon,
½ cup sugar (fructose),
2 packets of gelatin,
1/3 cup cranberry juice.
Whip watermelon slices in blender until smooth, add sugar, whip again. Dissolve gelatin in cranberry juice. Then warm the swollen gelatin on low heat until it dissolves. Combine gelatin and watermelon mixture, mix well and pour the whole mass into a wide form. Cover and refrigerate until hardened. When the mixture has hardened, crumble it, place it in a cold bowl and whip with a blender until fluffy. Cover tightly again (or cover with cling film) and place in the freezer for 6 hours. The above amount will make 8 servings. The calorie content per serving is 80-85 kcal.
Citrus sorbetCitrus sorbet
1 cup sugar,
½ cup water.
Grate zest from all fruits, mix with sugar, water, and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes from boiling. Let it cool and strain. Squeeze the juice from the fruit, filter it, mix it with the syrup. Pour the mixture into a wide container, cover with clingfilm and put in the freezer for 4-5 hours. Every half hour, stir the freezing liquid to break up large ice crystals. Crumble the frozen mixture and whip with a blender until airy. For a more delicate structure and subtle flavor, you can add 1 tbsp. of citrus liqueur when whipping. The calorie content is about 100 kcal per serving.
Chocolate MousseChocolate Mousse.
100 g 33% cream,
4 tbsp. fructose,
1 tbsp. cocoa powder.
Place all ingredients in a blender and whip into a firm froth. Serve in a tall glass. Decorate with whipped cream and sprinkle with cocoa powder. Calorie value of the whole dish is about 350 kcal.
500 g canned pineapples (1 can),
3 tbsp. sugar or fructose,
1 Tbsp. flour.
Combine the egg yolks, sugar and flour into a smooth mass, dilute it with the syrup from the canned pineapples, then put in a water bath and cook, stirring, until a thick cream is obtained. Remove from the water bath and whisk with the egg whites beaten into a stiff foam. Add 2/3 of the pineapple chopped into small pieces. Leave in our cremains (4 at least) and leave to cool. When serving, garnish with the rest of the pineapple. Calorie value for each serving - 150-170 kcal.
150g canned cherries,
200 g granola with nuts and raisins,
Peel and slice the apples, add the cherries and squeeze the juice of an orange, mix and place in a mold. Put granola on top and bake in the oven at 200ºC for 20 minutes. The fruit will release its juice, and the cereal and dried fruit will swell. Serve the ready dish still warm in cremancakes, put a ball of sorbet on top. The calorie value of one serving is about 250 kcal.
Here are some fruit salads, you can't do without them.
Citrus salad with creamy yogurt creamCitrus salad with creamy yogurt cream
300 g natural yogurt,
150g 33% cream,
15g of gelatin,
1 tsp. lemon juice,