This month marks the 2 year blogiversary of "I Breathe I'm Hungry." Yay! :)
I wanted to make something special to celebrate this accomplishment, but the idea of crafting an epic low-carb dessert in this heat was exhausting even to think about. And then I thought, why bother? Because what we all really want when we’re celebrating is something not only delicious and festive, but also easy to make. Who wants to toil over a complicated recipe when they are supposed to be basking in their accomplishments. Not this chick!
And so I give you this easy low-carb Summer Berry Meringue. It’s pretty, it’s simple, and it tastes amazing! What else could you ask for in a celebratory dessert?
Don't have any special events on the immediate horizon? No worries! This lovely dessert is a celebration all in itself! In fact, you can even make it just for you—then you won't have to share. Believe me, when you taste it, you'll be happy to have it all to yourself!
As an added bonus—the entire batch has only 285 calories, 1g fat, 33g carbs, and 22g of protein. Now if that's not a cause for celebration, I don't know what is!
Summer Berry Meringues (Low Carb and Gluten Free)
Yield: 6 servings
1 cup strawberries1 cup raspberries1 cup blueberries2 Tbsp. granulated sugar substitute (or honey)5 egg whites2 Tbsp. granulated sugar substitute1/2 tsp. xanthan gum (optional)2 tsp. white vinegar
Wash and slice the berries. In a medium bowl, combine the berries and 2 Tbsp. of sweetener, gently tossing to coat. Spoon the berries into one large, or 6 small baking dishes.
Combine the egg whites, 2 Tbsp. of sweetener, and xanthan gum in a large bowl. Whip until stiff peaks form. Add the vinegar and whip until just combined. Spoon the meringue over the berries.
Bake in a preheated 300 degree (F) oven for about 40 minutes for one large, and 25 minutes for 6 small meringues. Remove, and serve immediately for a crisp exterior.
Approximate nutrition info per serving: 47 calories, 0g fat, 5.5g net carbs, 4g protein
The perfect low carb and low calorie dessert for summer—beautiful, easy, and delicious! Let the festivities commence!!