How to make a delicious (and healthy) Tiramisu


By Liliana Ferreira
Master’s student in Consumer Sciences and Nutrition at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal

Are you ready to start the week with another delicious and heathy dessert? Liliana Ferreira shares with us one thing that you cannot resist.
– 1 Plain solid yogurt
– 1 Medium frozen banana (125g)
– Soluble barley a.s. (as needed)
– 3 Maria biscuits or other biscuits with no added sugar
– Cocoa pips or powder low-fay cocoa a.s (as needed)
– 10 to 15g celery

The night before making this recipe, peel and slice a medium-sized ripe banana, place it in a bag and allow to freeze overnight.
Put the banana along with yoghurt and celery in a grinder or blender and mash it until you get a consistent mixture.


Prepare a medium cup of barley to soak the biscuits (it should not be too hot so not to dissolve the biscuits).

In an individual bowl, pour the banana cream/ice cream halfway down, dip two biscuits into the barley and place it on top. Display the remaining cream on top of the biscuits.

Scrape a Maria biscuit and decorate the bowl with it.

OPTIONAL: You can also decorate with cocoa pips or low-fat cocoa powder.
Keep it in the cold until the time it is served (can put in the deep-freezer or fridge, depending on each persons’ taste).


P.S The bananas should be very ripe because they make the dessert sweeter, making it unnecessary to add sugar/sweetener.

Nutrition Facts per serving:
Energy: 162kcal
Carbohydrates: 27g, of which 18g are sugars
Lipids: 4g, of which saturated: 1g
Protein: 5g
Fiber: 2g