Summer berries with vanilla mascarpone

summer berries with vanilla mascarpone

Serves 2

  • 1 large handful strawberries, hulled and sliced

  • 1 large handful raspberries

  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar

  • 1 orange

  • 1 vanilla pod

  • 125 g mascarpone

  • 125 g Greek yoghurt

  • 1 shortbread biscuit

Put your strawberries in a bowl. Sprinkle over 1 tablespoon of the sugar, the juice and zest of the orange and half the seeds from the vanilla pod. Mix it all together gently then put it to one side while you get everything else ready.



Mix the mascarpone and yoghurt with the remaining tablespoon of sugar and the remaining seeds from the vanilla pod. Stir it together really well.



Spoon the mascarpone on to each plate. Use the back of a spoon to make a well in the centre and then put the fruit on the top. Drizzle over the juices. Crumble half of the shortbread biscuit over each plate.

Nutritional Information

Summer berries with vanilla mascarpone

With shortbread crumbles

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Put your strawberries in a bowl. Sprinkle over 1 tablespoon of the sugar, the juice and zest of the orange and half the seeds from the vanilla pod. Mix it all together gently then put it to one side while you get everything else ready.

Mix the mascarpone and yoghurt with the remaining tablespoon of sugar and the remaining seeds from the vanilla pod. Stir it together really well.

Spoon the mascarpone on to each plate. Use the back of a spoon to make a well in the centre and then put the fruit on the top. Drizzle over the juices. Crumble half of the shortbread biscuit over each plate.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 428
    21%
  • Carbs 29.1g
    11%
  • Sugar 24.2g 27%
  • Fat 30.9g 44%
  • Saturates 21.0g 105%
  • Protein 7.1g 16%
Of an adult's reference intake

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  • 1 large handful strawberries, hulled and sliced

  • 1 large handful raspberries

  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar

  • 1 orange

  • 1 vanilla pod

  • 125 g mascarpone

  • 125 g Greek yoghurt

  • 1 shortbread biscuit