Well Moms, we are in the thick of holiday celebrations, right?! Work parties, kids' parties, Christmas, New Years and the list goes on. I know I personally can get a tummy-ache when I indulge in some of the super rich, heavy desserts that are offered at these shindigs. So here is the perfect answer: Make this delicious Angel Berry Trifle that was created by our awesome, health-minded friend Mareya aka The Fit Foodie.
Angel Berry Trifle
Serving Size: 6
8 ounces light cream cheese, at room temperature
5 Tablespoons organic agave syrup
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 cups nonfat Greek yogurt
2 pints blueberries (use frozen blueberries and thaw if fresh unavailable)
2 pints strawberries, sliced (use frozen strawberries and thaw if fresh unavailable)
1 prepared angel food cake, cubed
1. In a mixing bowl, whip the softened cream cheese with 3 tablespoons of the agave and the vanilla using a hand-held electric beater. Whip on medium-high speed until the cream cheese is light, fluffy and free of lumps, about 5 minutes. Add the lemon juice and the yogurt, a little at a time. Continue to beat until fully incorporated.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the berries with the remaining 2 tablespoons of agave and the lemon zest. Toss gently to combine.
3. Arrange one-third of the cake cubes in a large round glass bowl. Top with a third of the cream cheese mixture, spreading gently with a rubber spatula to cover. Top with a third of the berry mixture, scattering them out to cover the surface. Repeat the layers two more times, finishing with the berries on top and arranging them in a pretty pattern. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 6 g per serving
Mareya Ibrahim is "The Fit Foodie" - an award-winning entrepreneur, chef, author and co-inventor of Eat Cleaner® products at www.eatcleaner.com. Her book "The Clean Eating Handbook" was released in May 2013 and is being touted as the 'go-to' guide for anyone looking to eat cleaner and get leaner. She is a featured chef from the Emmy-nominated cooking show Recipe Rehab and the clean food expert for eHow.com, Livestrong.com and San Diego Channel 6 News. Her backpage column, "The Fit Foodie", appears in Edible Orange County Magazine. She is also the creator of the Cleaner Plate Club™ - the only balanced nutrition meal prep program that follows her proven formula for fat and weight loss, helping thousands of followers reclaim their health. Her meal plans can also be found in The Daniel Plan with Rick Warren and Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Daniel Amen.