1 cup low fat small curd cottage cheese
1 cup yoghurt (I use Skyr, an Icelandic yoghurt for it smooth texture)
3 tablespoons almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
I packet Steviya (this is the best artificial sweetener in my humble opinion)
1 cup berries (blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.)
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
Put 1 cup cottage cheese in a Cuisinart (or a blender), adding the almond milk and vanilla extract (this helps break down the curds), and blend at a moderate high speed until smooth. I then take a few berries and add them at this time (mostly for color, but it does help infuse flavor throughout). Add the yoghurt and blend at a medium high for about 45 seconds, but however long it takes to be fully blended. Then take about a ¼ cup and add to an old-fashioned glass (or bowl or parfait cup if you have one), add a few berries and about a half tablespoon of the walnuts, then add another half cup of the mixture. Repeat.
I usually make these the night before so I take wax paper and using the glass as a template, cut out a circle so that I can place this over the top of the cup so it does not dry out overnight. In the morning, I pull the wax paper, add about a ¼ cup of the berries to the top, the other half of a tablespoon of walnuts and enjoy!
Calories – 202
Protein - 18 grams
Carbohydrates - 18 grams