Skinny Strawberry Shortcake

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

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It may not be strawberry season everywhere, but since it will be soon, I wanted to share this delicious, low fat dessert with you now. I love strawberries, especially when you find them fresh and tasty from a strawberry stand.
I decided to make parfaits for my Sunday Food Post, but with a lot less fat than you would think. I used greek yogurt instead of whipped cream or pudding, and angel food cake in place of pound cake or shortbread. Angel food cake (sponge cake) is made with egg whites, has virtually no fat and a lot less calories. It is something like 72 calories per slice. This delicious dessert is actually very easy to make too and it looks so pretty!! A perfect spring treat!

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What you will need:

3 baskets of strawberries
1 32oz. greek yogurt
1 angel food cake
agave nectar or honey
1/2 lemon or lemon juice
vanilla extract
1-2 T powered sugar

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Rinse strawberries and slice. (Save a few whole berries to top with) Place in a bowl and squeeze on a little lemon juice and agave nectar. I didn’t need much agave since these strawberries were very sweet, so sweeten to your taste. Set aside while you get everything else ready. You can make them ahead and put in the fridge. They get more flavorful the longer they sit.

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I found these perfect little cakes at the market. There were six in the package. You can also find angel food cake sliced or whole..

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Mix yogurt with agave nectar or honey and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. I used about 3/4 of the container of yogurt. I didn’t want it to get too runny so I also mixed in 1-2 T of powdered sugar. (sift it as you sprinkle it in so it will be smooth) Adjust this to your taste. If you want it more tart, use less sweetener.

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Slice the cake and you’re ready to put it all together.

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This is the fun part. You can layer however you like. I put some cake at the bottom, then a layer of strawberries, then the yogurt. Keep alternating layers till until you have it how you want it.

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The glasses that I used were pretty large (16oz goblets). I only had 4 glasses so I had some strawberries, cake and yogurt topping left over. I could have made 5-6 parfaits easily. You could use any type of glasses you want. The smaller the glasses, the more parfaits you will have. I used my last little cake on a plate with strawberries and some yogurt on top. This would be very easy if you are short on time. Also you could make a trifle if you are taking it to a party. . Just layer all the ingredients in a glass bowl. So easy! Hope you enjoy this. It’s definitely a guilt free dessert.

If you try to let me know how it goes and if you love it as much as I do!

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46 Responses to “Skinny Strawberry Shortcake”

  1. carol says:

    desperately love your skinny recipes babe !
    xo

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  2. Fashion Snag says:

    I’m getting hungry just looking at these photos!

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  3. Simona says:

    Looks so delicious ! I will definitely try !

  4. LEA HUDSON says:

    You made me so hungry !!! I can’t wait for strawberries season !!!

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  5. Ria says:

    Love this idea, looks so yummy! xoxo

  6. Cassandra says:

    Yummy !!! I want to try this…
    Des bisous :)

  7. Radka says:

    Yummy it looks fantastic! I also love strawberries so much as you do! :)

    Love,
    Radka from http://www.flowerofpassions.blogspot.com

  8. Anna says:

    Amazing, this looks so delicious, can’t wait to try it!

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  9. That looks amazing! Lovin’ this recipe and I can’t wait to try!
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  10. Josie says:

    Mmm! Yum! That looks delicious. Can’t wait to make it myself.

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  11. Insomnia says:

    Wow, I’m hungry now. Need to try it soon!

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  12. Jules says:

    Looks so good!!! I am allergic to strawberries so going to make it with raspberries instead :D Hope it will be just as good ;)

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  13. Millie says:

    This looks so yummy, I can’t wait to try it!

  14. OMG so yummy. Love that you made it in a glass!
    See you in my blog, maybe.
    xxx
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com/

  15. GOsh that looks delicious! Stomach is grumbling right now…I need some strawberries and cream! :P

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  16. Yum! You had me at skinny and strawberry!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    juliettelaura.blogspot.com

  17. Since I am on a diet but have a huge sweet tooth, I tried this recipe to “have my cake and eat it too”. It is so easy to make and even my husband loved it. you are very smart to have started posts of these kind. Keep ‘em coming.

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  18. Charlotte says:

    That looks simply delicious! I’ll be sure to try it out!

    Charlotte
    http://www.deconstrut.blogspot.ca

  19. Diana says:

    Super cute idea!!!

    xoxo, Diana ☠
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  20. ELISA TAVITI says:

    Gnummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    xoxoxoxo
    Elisa My Fantabulous World

  21. Yumy! It sure is the perfect Spring treat! I think it could be nice with othr fruit as well, I’m thinking blueberries!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  22. Huyen says:

    this looks so fresh and delicious! I love strawberries!

  23. Viève says:

    This looks amazing. My body will hate me for it, but it will be sooo goooood.

    trying this asap!

    Viève xo
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  24. anna says:

    Amazing look , i think it take as it look ..DELICIOUS !

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  25. Lu says:

    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. I love strawberries!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  26. Hannah says:

    YUM. My stomach literally just growled.

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  27. Debashree says:

    that looks so yummy, i am defiantly gonna try this
    why my boyfriend is around ;)

  28. Ara says:

    This is so not good for my healthy eating! Love it, such a summer recipe!

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  29. Corbin says:

    YUM!! I have to try this. I am loving having fresh strawberries in my morning yogurt and have been having a bigger sweet tooth that normal, oops. Thanks for sharing!

    Corbin
    decor-eat

  30. maria says:

    i try this today it’s perfect!!!

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