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Gourmet Dessert - Lemon Blueberry Bites

Mr Berardi released a Christmas “Gourmet Nutrition Desserts” recipe ebook about a year back or so, free on this site. I finally got around to making some a few weeks ago and they are great.

Tonight I made Lemon Blueberry Bites and they are fantastic; here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:
6 egg whites
1 omega-3 egg
4 scoops vanilla protein powder
2 tbsp vanilla extract
250g light ricotta with whey
cheese
½ cup Splenda
Zest from one lemon
½ cup blueberries

Topping:
½ cup blueberries
½ cup water
1 tsp Splenda

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine egg whites and omega-3 egg in a bowl and whisk. Add protein powder, one scoop at a time, mixing throughout. Place this mixture into a blender and blend on medium speed to create smoother consistency. Add vanilla and continue blending for 10 seconds.

Next, mix 250 g ricotta cheese and Splenda in a bowl. Then, take the egg-protein mixture and pour into the ricotta mixture, mixing together. Add the zest from lemon and the blueberries, and mix all together.

Pour the entire mixture into a large ramekin, 6�?? in diameter(I used 4 separate ramekins). Fill a deep baking pan half-full with hot water and place the ramekin inside of the oven pan so that the water comes approximately half way up the outside of the ramekin containing the berry and ricotta mixture. Place the baking pan containing the ramekin into the oven and bake for
approximately 1 hour, or until slightly firm to the touch. Once finished, take out of the oven and place the ramekin onto a wire rack to cool. When cool to the touch, place in the fridge over night.

To make blueberry topping, blend blueberries, water and Splenda.

To serve, use a cookie cutter to cut circular shapes out of the mixture in the ramekin, and drizzle blueberry topping over top. Makes 4 servings.

NUTRITION INFORMATION (per serving)
Calories - 439kcal
Protein - 33g
Carbohydrate - 7g
Fat - 31g
Saturated 8.1g
Monounsaturated 12.1g
Polyunsaturated 11.1g