Cacao-Dusted Strawberries with Homemade Whipped Cream
When making whipped cream, chill a metal bowl and your metal whipping tools. This will make for a fluffier whipped cream that maintains its shape when you put a dollop on your favorite berries. If you're looking for added taste, try adding cinnamon into your whipped cream.
Phase 3 and Maintenance | Serves 4
Prep time: 5 minutes | Total time: 5 minutes, plus overnight chilling time
14-oz. can full-fat coconut milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
10 drops liquid stevia, or to taste
Raw cacao powder, for dusting
Fresh strawberries (use blueberries, raspberries, and/or blackberries on Phase 3)
- Refrigerate the can of coconut milk overnight.
- Open the can and scoop just the solid coconut cream into a bowl (save the coconut water for a smoothie).
- Beat the coconut cream, vanilla, and stevia together with an electric mixer until thick and fluffy, about 4 minutes. (This will keep refrigerated for three days.)
- Serve 1/4 cup coconut cream with cacao-dusted strawberries.
Here’s a rule of thumb to keep in mind about eating desserts on the FMD:
If the dessert falls into the correct food categories for your phase-appropriate snack, you can eat that dessert for one of your snacks. However, if you want dessert and you’ve already eaten your three meals and two snacks for the day, or it is a special treat (holiday, etc.), you can have the dessert as long as you add an additional day of phase-appropriate exercise. For example – an additional day of cardio during Phase 1, a second day of weight training during Phase 2, or a second day of stress-reduction exercise during Phase 3.