This is a standard dessert for South Beach Diet and low carbers! From Cooking Secrets for Men. We show you how to use ricotta in South Beach Ricotta Almond. If you are watching your carbs you need to try this to cure your cravings for dessert. South Beach Ricotta Almond is quick to prepare, very easy clean up and delicious to eat, this recipe is a satisfying alternative to pudding or ice cream, and provides some protein to boot.
Make this any time you feel the need for a guilt-free indulgence. Try other flavors: replace the almond extract with vanilla, pineapple, lemon, or any of the many available extract flavorings available today. Chocolate Cocoa powder is yet another variation.
South Beach Ricotta Almond- Other Variations
South Beach Ricotta Almond Creme is a South Beach Diet Phase One recipe that I could eat over and over. Even when I’m not on the diet. It’s even better with Amaretto. These healthy, flavorful desserts are top off a great (South Beach Diet) meal. There are multiple variations of this dessert in the South Beach Diet cookbook.
Creamy and flavorful, this dessert is packed with protein. It’s relatively low fat and definitely satisfying. Of course, it’s not as smooth and creamy as a “real pudding,” but it hits the spot when you are trying to lose a few pounds or cutting out sugar. I know you’ll love this recipe.
- Medium bowl and a whisk
- 16 oz tub low fat or fat free ricotta cheese
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1.5 tbsp Splenda or other artificial sweetener
- ½ cup slivered almonds toasted in a pan (no oil)
- Toast the slivered almonds in a pan, with any oil
- Almonds will brown in 1-2 minutes. Watch to make sure they don’t burn.
- In a bowl, whisk together the ricotta, vanilla extract, Almond extract and sugar substitute.
- Add toasted slivered almonds to the mixture.
- Serve immediately or chill for 2 hours or overnight.
The South Beach Diet
South Beach Diet, is named after the South Beach section of Miami. It is a modified low-carb diet. It is lower in carbs and higher in protein and healthy fats than your typical eating plan. But it’s really not a strict low-carb diet.
The South Beach Diet was created in 2003 by cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston, M.D. South Beach preaches that it is a healthy way of eating whether you want to lose weight or not. The purpose of South Beach is to change the overall balance of the foods you eat to encourage weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. (https://www.southbeachdiet.com/how-it-works/index.jsp)
South Beach recommends exercise as an important part of healthy living. They say that regular exercise will boost your metabolism and help prevent weight-loss plateaus. Without exercise, it seems to derail other low carb diets.
South Beach is combination of complex carbs (or the “good carbs”, which include whole grains, fruit, beans, vegetables, and legumes), lean protein and healthy fats. It is a fiber-rich diet that you can follow for a “lifetime of healthy eating”. Simple carbs, or “bad” carbs, include sugar, syrup and baked goods made from refined white flour.
The simplistic view is cut out the “White Food” – processed sugar, white bread, white flour, pasta, among others. Processed food – BAD. Fresh fruit, lean protein & veggies – GOOD.
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If you liked our recipe for South Beach Ricotta Almond Creme Dessert, you should try our recipe for South Beach Ricotta Cheesecake, South Beach Eggplant Parmesan or South Beach Salmon with Lemon Sauce
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