Lemon Berry Parfait

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It’s Memorial Day weekend which means picnics, food, more food, drinks, and most importantly honoring those who lost their lives defending our freedom.

It can wreak havoc on your weight loss goals, and speaking of goals, I’m getting close.  I do not want to derail,

The only thing I like better than a big hunk of chocolate is lemon with berries.  This has just enough tart with the sweet, and is more than enough to make me feel like I’m indulging when I’m not.  They are 4 Smartpoints a cup.

If you simply refrigerate these you get a nice, thick whipped cream effect.  If you freeze for an hour before serving it is more like a pie filling effect.  The choice is yours!  Me?  I like the frozen effect!

Ingredients:

1 1/3 cup Non-Fat Dry Milk Powder
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup Sweet Additions Stevia Baking Mix (found at Aldi, or you could use the Splenda brand)
1/2 cup Lemon Juice
1 tsp Lemon Zest
1 8 oz Tub Fat Free Cool Whip, defrosted

For Fruit Filling:

2 Pint Strawberries diced – + 1/8 cup Stevia Baking Mix mixed thoroughly
4 Cups Blueberries – + 1/8 cup Stevia Baking Mix mixed thoroughly

9 ounce clear cups

Method of Preparation:

Mix dry milk powder and water thoroughly.  Cover and microwave for 30-60 seconds.  You just want to warm it up, do NOT let it boil.

Give it a good stir and add in your Stevia.

You must refrigerate this mixture for at least 2 hours.

After the 2 hours is up add your lemon juice and zest and mix fully.  I actually put it in my stand mixture and whirl it around on high for about a minute because the milk powder can get lumpy.  This gives it a great consistency.

Once the lemon juice and zest are incorporated add your cool whip and gently mix them together.

Layer Bluberries (about 3 tablespoons, give or take) , 1/4 cup lemon cream, strawberries (about 3 tablespoons, give or take), 1/4 cup lemon cream in clear cups.  You can mound your top and place a blueberry on top like the featured image, or flatten and place blueberries and a strawberry for decoration on top.

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You should get 15 cups with this recipe.  If you like this recipe you’ll love my Key Lime Pie Bowls.

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