Are you a fan of a Mixed Berry Pavlova for dessert?!?!?! I am and just love the chewy-crisp texture in the middle similar to a marshmallow and the crisp texture around the edges similar to a meringue. It is the best of both worlds made with only a few ingredients including egg whites and monk fruit.
A typical pavlova includes a layer of whipped cream and decorated with an assortment of fresh fruit and mixed berries. To keep this on the lighter side I layered the pavlova with plain Greek yogurt.
Monk fruit, vanilla extract & shredded coconut was also added to the plain Greek yogurt to kick it up a notch. Not only are you curbing your sweet tooth with this dessert but you are also getting a nice dose of protein from the plain Greek yogurt.
Here are a few other healthy swaps that was made to the pavlova:
- swapped the refined white sugar in the base with monk fruit. Using monk fruit will help with keeping your blood sugar level balanced and you will not experience a crazy sugar spike.
- potato starch was used instead of corn starch
- apple cider vinegar was used instead of cream of tarter
Recipe slightly adapted from Ina Garten www.foodnetwork.com