Berries tend to have a good nutritional profile. They’re typically high in fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidant polyphenols. As a result, incorporating berries into your diet may help prevent and reduce symptoms of many chronic diseases.
Eating blueberries may help reduce risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. Raspberries are full of fiber and antioxidant polyphenols. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and are proven to reduce risk factors for heart disease and help control blood sugar.
With so many health benefits and so less calories, berries make a tasty snack and a great base for light and refreshing desserts. Here’s a quick berry trifle recipe that would make a lovely addition to your afternoon tea.
• A jar to hold this berrylicious dessert (the bigger the better!)
• Fresh mixed berries
• Whipped cream
• Ladyfinger sponges (savoiardi in Italian) . You can purchase these from most grocery stores or if you prefer to make these yourself, here’s a good recipe to follow. If neither of these options are up your alley and you’re looking for a quick fix, you can always use vanilla sponge cake pieces.
- Place the ladyfingers at the base of the jar and add some berries on top.
- Layer with some whipped cream.
- Repeat the layering process till you fill the entire jar.
- Add as much berries as you like and finish it off with a swirl of whipped cream.