February 12, 2015
Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta with Honeyed Berries
Whether it is a holiday or a normal week night, healthy eating should always be a priority in your life. Surprise your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day with this elegant dark chocolate panna cotta with honeyed berries dessert. Originally made with heavy cream, you can use gelatin and yogurt instead to create a healthy version of this Italian tradition. This light and silky dessert can be made with different fruits, chocolate and nuts.
Maintaining a healthy balanced diet is a key ingredient to cancer prevention. A balanced diet includes eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, avoiding red and processed meats, limiting sugary foods and minimizing alcohol consumption. This Valentine’s Day and every day be health conscious and make this delicious, guilt-free dessert.
Ingredients (serves 4)
1 cup low-fat milk
1 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
½ cup of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 ounces dark chocolate (70% cocoa), chopped
1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons honey
1 cup of mixed berries: strawberries, blackberries and raspberries
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
To learn more about cancer prevention and healthy eating visit preventcancer.org.