Lemon Mousse is a deliciously tangy Trim Healthy Mama-friendly dessert that’s a fresh change from the chocolate variety (though I am convinced one can never have too many chocolate desserts…like Buckeye Brownies, for example).
This Lemon Mousse is light, creamy, and full of protein; perfect for garnishing with sweet berries. As far as flavor is concerned, I think blueberries and strawberries work best as a garnish here since they are sweeter than raspberries and provide a nice contrast to the lemony tang.
This recipe is a bit unique in that it’s technically a Fuel Pull dessert, because it contains less than 5 grams of fat in a serving. However, whole eggs are considered an S ingredient because of the fat in the yolk. One egg is used in this whole recipe as a binder, for color, and for protein. The recipe will still work if you leave it out because gelatin is what actually sets the mousse, so if you want a true Fuel Pull dessert, skip the egg; if you want a true S dessert, pile on some whipped cream to increase your fat intake!
Just Gelatin, [Great Lakes brand or Knox work equally well in setting this mousse. You can use freshly squeezed lemon juice if you like, or, if you’re in a time crunch like I was, Santa Cruz lemon juice in a bottle works wonderfully, too.
If you don’t care for the coconut flavor the oil lends to the mousse, you can substitute with extra virgin olive oil or MCT oil instead.
This Lemon Mousse is a pretty frugal dessert (or breakfast, if you’re like me….), since it doesn’t contain any special ingredients. All you need:
- xylitol (or use Gentle Sweet in half the amount)
- coconut oil (or MCT or olive oil)
- one egg
- lemon juice
- 0% fat Greek yogurt
This recipe is a great make-ahead treat you can enjoy all week long. Portion into 5-6 serving bowls, cover with plastic wrap, and keep them in the fridge until needed.
Lemon Mousse is a light and refreshing Trim Healthy Mama-friendly dessert that's full of protein. Low in fat and carbs, you can enjoy this lemon mousse as a Fuel Pull or an S by garnishing with whipped cream. Garnishing this dessert with whipped cream will give you a solid S instead of a Fuel Pull.
Lemon Mousse | THM: S
Lemon Mousse is a light and refreshing Trim Healthy Mama-friendly dessert that's full of protein. Low in fat and carbs, you can enjoy this lemon mousse as a Fuel Pull or an S by garnishing with whipped cream.
Garnishing this dessert with whipped cream will give you a solid S instead of a Fuel Pull.
Can’t get enough lemon flavor? You might enjoy these Trim Healthy Mama-friendly recipes too!
Luscious Lemon Squares | THM: S
Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake | THM: S
Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Berries | THM: S
Shrinking Southern Sweet Tea ‘Shine | THM Sipper (GGMS/Shrinker combo)
9 thoughts on “Lemon Mousse | THM: S or FP”
Would I be able to substitute goat yoghurt instead of Greek yogurt to make it dairy free?
I’m sure you could, Tanya!
I love everything lemon! I was late for work because of this/you this morning. I just had to make it before I left for so it would be ready for me when I got home!! Still an hour and a half (and counting) till I’m off
Is xylitol like Pyrue or THM Super sweet blend? Use equal amounts? Thanks! It sounds like a refreshing dessert! Thanks!
WOW, why haven’t I made this until now?
Yet another recipe for the WIN!!
Jacinda, I really enjoy the way you cook/bake,
Thanks for the tasty recipes!!!
So glad you enjoyed it, Cheryl!!
Do you have a vanilla version of this? I LOVE the lemon flavor, but I’d like a variety. Especially if I want it for breakfast.
That lemon mousse is AMAZING! It may be my new favorite thing! The texture is so smooth and wonderful!
I love this mousse! I make it often. How could the recipe be adapted for another fruit or flavor? Thanks!