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Healthy Recipes – Greek Yogurt Lemon Mousse

Greek yogurt has lately become very popular. Try this delicious recipe as an alternative to ice cream or other fattening desserts. You can also make Orange Mousse by substituting the lemon zest and juice with orange zest and fresh squeezed orange juice.

Lemon Mousse

1 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon lemon zest

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup water

2 ½ teaspoons unflavored gelatin

2/3 cup egg whites

Pinch of salt

3/4 cup sugar

In a small bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, lemon zest and lemon juice. Set aside.

In another small bowl, add water. Pour gelatin in water and set aside.

Fill a medium saucepan halfway with water. Boil over medium heat.

In a medium metal bowl, add egg whites, salt and sugar. Mix gently. Place the metal bowl into the boiling water and gently stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove bowl from water, and add bowl of gelatin water to it. Whisk the mixture thoroughly.

 

Using mixer, whip egg mixture at medium speed for about 8 minutes. Add yogurt mixture and whip to combine. Divide into serving dishes, and refrigerate for at least an hour. Serve with fresh raspberries or strawberries.

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Lora C Mercado is a freelance writer and author of numerous cookbooks and books on other topics such as grief healing and poetry.

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