Healthy Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Parfaits

Looking for a beautiful and sophisticated dessert to display at your next get together to impress family and friends?  But are you also in the market for the easiest, laziest recipe that you can whip up in less than 20 minutes?  Yes?  Okay, perfect…  I’ve got you covered!  These picture-perfect Healthy Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Parfaits require just 4 ingredients and a few minutes to make from start to finish.  These are a real crowd-pleaser — everyone absolutely loved these parfaits!

4-ingredient Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Parfaits! Beautiful, sophisticated, SO easy to make. The tart lemon balances the rich and creamy ricotta layers, and the blueberries complement both perfectly. Sugar free, low carb, high protein, and gluten free too! Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog

I adapted this recipe from one of my favorite bloggers, Carolyn from All Day I Dream About Food.  These are the changes I made:

  • Used 16oz Part Skim Ricotta instead of 15oz Whole Milk Ricotta
  • Used Blueberries instead of Blackberries
  • Increased Lemon Zest, 2 tsp to 1 tbs
  • Increased Stevia Extract, 16 drops to 1 tsp
  • Omitted Powdered Erythritol
  • Omitted Chopped Hazelnuts

These Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Parfaits are perfection!

The ricotta layers are surprisingly rich and incredibly creamy.  Not too sweet, but sweet enough to satisfy your dessert cravings.

The tart and refreshing lemon juice and lemon zest help balance out the richness of the ricotta, brightening up the overall flavor.

The blueberries are sweet and juicy, and complement each layer of lemon-ricotta perfectly.

4-ingredient Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Parfaits! Beautiful, sophisticated, SO easy to make. The tart lemon balances the rich and creamy ricotta layers, and the blueberries complement both perfectly. Sugar free, low carb, high protein, and gluten free too! Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog

Healthy Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Parfaits
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This 4-ingredient Healthy Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Parfaits recipe is tart from the lemon, rich from the ricotta, and sweet from the blueberries. Every flavor complements each other perfectly!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Pudding & Mousse
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 190 kcal
Ingredients
  • 16 oz Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 tbs Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbs Lemon Zest
  • 1 tsp Liquid Stevia Extract
  • 2 cups Fresh Blueberries
Instructions
  1. In a blender (I used my NutriBullet), add the ricotta, lemon juice, lemon zest, and stevia extract.  Puree until completely smooth and airy.
  2. Add some blueberries to the bottom of 4 parfait or glass cups, then layer on the ricotta fluff.  Keep alternating the two until everything is used up.  Cover and chill for 2+ hours.
  3. Serve with whipped cream and extra blueberries, or as is.  Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Adapted from All Day I Dream About Food.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Parfaits
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 12g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Seriously.  Only 190 calories for a deliciously rich and sweet serving of blueberry-lemon goodness!  Plus, it’s packed with 13g of protein and NO added sugar.

BOOM BOOM POW.

4-ingredient Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Parfaits! Beautiful, sophisticated, SO easy to make. The tart lemon balances the rich and creamy ricotta layers, and the blueberries complement both perfectly. Sugar free, low carb, high protein, and gluten free too! Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog

Please, just talk dirty parfait to me  😉

4-ingredient Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Parfaits! Beautiful, sophisticated, SO easy to make. The tart lemon balances the rich and creamy ricotta layers, and the blueberries complement both perfectly. Sugar free, low carb, high protein, and gluten free too! Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog

Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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4 comments on “Healthy Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Parfaits”

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  3. This looks and sounds incredibly delicious!

  4. Looks delicious Jessica! I love the blueberry-lemon combo. It’s one of my favorites!

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