When you’re trying to eat healthy, it’s easy to feel like dessert is off-limits altogether. But the truth is, you can make healthier, lightened-up versions of your favorite desserts at home that won’t sabotage your diet. This pumpkin mousse is the perfect example; all it requires are a few simple ingredients and you have a sweet treat that will satisfy your dessert cravings while still being packed with protein and super low on sugar. Whether you’re a pumpkin pie or cheesecake fan, you’ll delight over this decadent dip! Watch this quick video to see how to make creamy, dreamy pumpkin mousse yourself.
All you’ll need to make this healthified pumpkin mousse are a few simple ingredients like pumpkin puree, fat-free cottage cheese, vanilla protein powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and stevia. Each serving of this simple mousse contains only 83 calories and just 3 grams of sugar, making it a low-sugar, low-calorie dessert that pumpkin lovers will swoon over. Bonus? This recipe also contains 11 grams of protein per serving thanks to the vanilla protein powder, so it’s a sweet treat that will fill you up and keep you satisfied without costing you many calories at all.
All you need to do to make the pumpkin mousse is to blend all ingredients together in a food processor or blender and then eat immediately or chill until you’re ready to serve.This creamy, delicious pumpkin mousse can be served with graham crackers or pretty much anything else you’d serve with a sweet dip. (We like organic gingersnaps with it, too!) This protein-packed dessert will satisfy your pumpkin pie and cheesecake cravings in a pinch, and for how low-calorie it is it’s still so decadent and deliciously rich. Give it a try and enjoy a healthified pumpkin dessert any time of year!