Back on my low carb diet, I was browsing several lifting sites in search of healthy dessert choices.
Nothing caught my attention, so I decided to hit the kitchen and get creative.
For some reason I had it in my mind to make mousse; low carb mousse. I grabbed the cream cheese, heavy cream and protein powder and got to work.
I softened 3 blocks of cream cheese in the microwave, then placed them into a large mixing bowl. Next I added 12 ounces of heavy cream, 2 cap fulls of vanilla extract, and mixed until they reached a near-smooth texture.
Next, I slowly folded in 10 scoops of chocolate protein powder. I added one scoop at a time, making sure to work it in before adding the next. I did this to prevent clumping, and to make sure I wasn’t adding too much protein powder.
With the mixture done, I took out a 9×13 baking pan and coated the bottom with non-stick olive oil spray. I added the mousse to the baking pan and spread it out evenly.
Finally, I coated the top with a very fine amount of cocoa powder. I debated the possibility of adding a little bit of almond meal to the top for some texture, but found I was out. You could try this if you have any almond meal handy.
I placed the pan in the fridge for several hours and bam! I had a low carb, high protein, tasty mouse.
Low Carb Protein Powder Mousse Nutritional Information
Here are the macronutrient and calorie breakdowns for each of the ingredients:
- Cream Cheese, 3 blocks – 2,400 calories, 48 grams of protein, 48 grams of carbs
- Heavy Cream, 12 ounces – 1,360 calories, zero protein or carbs
- 10 Scoops Chocolate Protein Powder – 1300 calories, 220 grams of protein, 50 grams of carbs
This yields 24 servings, with the following nutritional information per serving:
- 211 calories
- 11 grams of protein
- 6 grams of carbs
You could make this recipe with virtually any protein powder flavor. You could also add an almond meal, flax meal and butter crust.
To do so combine 3 parts almond meal and one part flax meal. Slowly mix in melted butter until this mixture looks wet. Spray the bottom of a baking pan and create a crust. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes on 350 degrees, or until the crust starts to brown.
From here you simply add the mousse filling and chill. You could call this creation a low carb, high protein pie.
Let me know if you try this recipe, and what you think…