Low calorie dessert – Layered Crushed Berries

low calorie dessert layered crushed berries

This low calorie dessert is suitable to serve to guests who may not be following The Fast 800. A simple chia berry “jam” layered with a creamy, good quality, full-fat Greek yogurt looks delightfully decadent but it’s deceptively simple. Scatter with toasted almonds for a little extra crunch.

Make this layered crushed berry, low calorie dessert ahead of time and keep in the fridge for an easy pre-portioned dessert to share at dinner parties.

Serves: 2

Calories per serving: 212

Prep time: 30 minutes 

Cook time: Nil


  • 200g mixed berries, such as strawberries (hulled), blackberries, raspberries and blueberries
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 200g full-fat Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp flaked almonds, toasted


  1. Put the berries in a bowl, reserving some for garnish. Gently mash and stir through the chia seeds. Set aside for 20 minutes.
  2. Mix the yogurt and vanilla in a separate bowl.
  3. Layer the fruit and yoghurt into glasses. Garnish with the extra berries and serve. You can make this ahead of time and let it set in the fridge before serving.


  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

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