Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Strawberry Mousse Low Carb Delite!

Surfing around the blogs for healthy foods I found one called "Healthy Indulgences" which ended up being a super cool landing page for those of you doing Atkins style dieting( Hi Marvin!) or for others who have joined the bandwagon who feel sugar in all forms are forms of the devil herself. The recipe on her page called for sugar alcohols or splenda--but that is not how we want to prepare our recipes so I decided to try her recipes with a Squeaky adaptions to it. I added more fruit, more lemon and more gelatin to make up for it being less "sweet". Kids loved it!

Strawberry Mousse
1 lb fresh strawberries-hulled and chopped
1 cup heavy cream
3 tbls lemon juice
2 tsp lemon zest
1 tbls Vanilla
2 tbls unflavored gelatin
1/4 warm water

Set gelatin in a bowl and add the warm water and allow it to melt. In a food processor or blender add strawberries lemon juice and zest and blend thoroughly. Add this fruit puree to a sauce pan and heat until warm--adding in the gelatin stir to let it full dissolve. Cook for 5 minutes--then remove from heat to cool. While the strawberry mixture is cooling add 1 cup light whipping cream and vanilla to a bowl and whip on high heat until very stiff peaks are formed. Fold in the cream with the now cooled off berry mixture. Once the berries and cream are fully incorporated set in the fridge for 2 hours which allows the gelatin to do its job.
Other good ideas:
--Serve over Angel Food Cake
--Serve with our Protein Waffles as a dessert
--Serve with fruit compote

Calories Per 1 cup Serving: 94
Carbohydrate: 6 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Fat: 7 grams
Protein: 2 grams

1 comment:

  1. Hi :)

    I love strawberries I noticed your recipe doesn't have any sweetener, you must have really sweet strawberries where you live..

    I will keep your recipe in my must-try file and try to tweak it by adding some honey maybe :)