Nourishing Traditions Lemon Mousse

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If you’re looking for a nutrient dense and delicious dessert to enjoy this Valentine’s Day, I have just the thing. This Nourishing Traditions Lemon Mousse is full of healthy fats. It has a light texture and a sweet lemon tang, and is sure to be a delight. 

Nourishing Traditions lemon mousse

Healthy lemon mousse

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One of my favorite cookbooks for healthy cooking is Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon Morrell. The Nourishing Traditions diet focuses on high quality food sources, as well as proper food preparation.

And these things really matter! Foods grown sustainably and foods from animals on pasture contain more healthy nutrients than conventionally grown foods (source). 

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And the good news is, you don’t have to sacrifice deliciousness for health. In fact, using these high quality fats from the best sources makes food taste even better! This Nourishing Traditions Lemon Mousse is a perfect example.

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Nourishing Traditions lemon mousse recipe

This Nourishing Traditions lemon mousse recipe uses especially nutrient dense ingredients like pastured eggs and grass fed cream. Desserts made like this are enjoyable and satisfying!

Growing kids need the nutrients from healthy fats like eggs and cream. This is a great way for them to enjoy a healthy dessert that they will love.

Here are some of the nutrients found in pastured eggs and grass fed cream:

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Phosphorus
  • Iodine
  • Selenium
  • Vitamins A, B12, D, D, and K
  • Omega 3
  • CLA, or conjugated linoleic acid 

Raw honey is the sweetener, and raw honey is full of great enzymes and other nutrients. Honey is a great choice for a healthy sweetener. 

While we’re on the topic of Nourishing Traditions, I also have a recipe for Nourishing Traditions chicken bone broth, which you can check out here, and a recipe for Nourishing Traditions sourdough bread.

Nourishing Traditions Lemon Mousse Directions

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Put egg yolks, honey, lemon rind, and lemon juice in the top of a double boiler.
  2. Bring water to a simmer.
  3. Whisk constantly for 1o minutes until mixture thickens.
  4. Remove from heat and chill in refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  5. Beat cream until stiff.
  6. In another bowl, beat egg whites with sea salt until stiff.
  7. Fold lemon mixture into cream and then egg whites into cream mixture.
  8. Spoon into individual parfait glasses and chill before serving. 

Healthy lemon mousse

How to make nourishing traditions lemon mousse variations

You can also make a Nourishing Traditions lime mousse. Just use limes instead of lemons!

Tips to get Nourishing Traditions lemon mousse to turn out well

  • Make sure your eggs are at room temperature.
  • Keep the cream very well chilled.
  • Put the bowl that you will use to whip the cream in the freezer for about 30 minutes beforehand. This will help the cream whip nicely. 
  • Keep the heat for the double boiler nice and gentle. Stir constantly. This will help keep the lemon mixture smooth and not lumpy. 
  • When folding the egg whites and whipped cream in, stir gently, scraping the sides of the bowl. Try to not deflate the mixture. This will keep it all nice and light. 
  • It’s a good idea to use organic produce in general, but you especially want to use organic lemons when you’re using the rind, like in this recipe. 

Is lemon mousse gluten free?

Yes! Lemon mousse is a wonderful option when you need a gluten free or grain free dessert. 

You can even make it GAPS legal by switching the cream to cultured cream. Just make yogurt or kefir sour cream, and use that in place of the whipped cream. This sour cream yogurt recipe is perfect. 

How to serve lemon mousse

Lemon mousse is a really fun dessert to serve, because you can easily make it look so fancy. My favorite way is to scoop it into parfait glasses

You can even do mini lemon mousses, served in smaller glasses. Or you can do one big serving dish in something like a trifle bowl. 

What to serve with lemon mousse

Nourishing Traditions lemon mousse can go with some ginger cookies or shortbread cookies. Usually, something crispy or crunchy goes best with something light and fluffy.

You could also do a trifle type dessert and layer lemon mousse with some pieces of cake or lady fingers. 

Some thinly sliced lemon slices and mint leaves are a really pretty garnish. 

Should mousse be refrigerated?

Yes! These ingredients are pretty delicate, and need to stay chilled in order to stay fresh. 

Chill mousse well before serving, and store any leftovers in the refrigerator. It will keep for another 2-3 days refrigerated, but you might see some separation begin after the first day. 

Can lemon mousse be made a day ahead?

If you’re making this mousse for a party or event, it’s best to make it the same day you plan to serve it. That way it will look and taste the freshest. 

How long will nourishing traditions lemon mousse keep?

This Nourishing Traditions lemon mousse will keep for several days in the refrigerator. It’s best to eat it soon after making, because it can tend to separate after a day or two. 

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More healthy desserts

Baked apples

Grain free pumpkin muffins

Applesauce

What are some of your favorite nutrient dense desserts?

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The recipe in this blog post is from the book, Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon Morrell. Learn more at nourishingtraditions.com. Nourishing Traditions® is a registered trademark of NewTrends Publishing. 

Yield: 6 servings

Nourishing Traditions Lemon Mousse

Nourishing Traditions lemon mousse

If you're looking for a nutrient dense and delicious dessert to enjoy this Valentine's Day, I have just the thing. This Nourishing Traditions Lemon Mousse is full of healthy fats. It has a light texture and a sweet lemon tang, and is sure to be a delight. 

Prep Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 6 egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • Grated rind of 2 lemons
  • Strained juice of 2 lemons
  • 6 egg whites, room temperature
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, preferably raw, not ultra pasteurized, chilled

Instructions

  1. Put egg yolks, honey, lemon rind, and lemon juice in the top of a double boiler.
  2. Bring water to a simmer.
  3. Whisk constantly for 1o minutes until mixture thickens.
  4. Remove from heat and chill in refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  5. Beat cream until stiff.
  6. In another bowl, beat egg whites with sea salt until stiff.
  7. Fold lemon mixture into cream and then egg whites into cream mixture.
  8. Spoon into individual glasses and chill before serving. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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