Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  300
  • Protein  12 g
  • Carbohydrates  34 g
  • Fat  13 g
  • Cholesterol  42 mg
  • Sodium  157 mg
  • Potassium  92 mg
  • Phosphorus  60 mg
  • Calcium  44 mg
  • Fiber  0.2 g

High Protein Lemon Raspberry Mousse

Part of the delight of cooking is feeling free to experiment with food, so a dish becomes truly your own. Some recipes really lend themselves to creative modification, and renal dietitian Toni from North Carolina got busy and created a kidney-friendly recipe with flexibility as well as pizzazz—High Protein Lemon Raspberry Mousse.

Diet types:

  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Toni from North Carolina.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 1 square


  • 48 vanilla wafers
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2  teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 small box lemon gelatin
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup ice
  • 4 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip® frozen dessert topping, thawed
  • 1/3 cup raspberry preserves
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries


  1. Line an 8” x 8” pan with plastic wrap.
  2. Line bottom of pan with 16 vanilla wafers.
  3. Using a mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar and lemon zest together.
  4. Pour gelatin powder in a separate bowl and add boiling water. Stir until completely dissolved. Add ice cubes.
  5. When ice cubes are completely melted, gradually add gelatin and protein powder to cream cheese mixture.
  6. Whisk in Cool Whip and combine ingredients.
  7. Pour half of the mixture over the wafers, and top with another 16 vanilla wafers.
  8. Lightly heat raspberry preserves and brush on top of vanilla wafers with a pastry brush.
  9. Pour the other half of mixture on top of raspberry preserves and top with 16 remaining wafers, cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  10. Before serving remove mousse from the pan by placing a tray on top of the pan and flipping it. Remove pan and plastic wrap.
  11. Cut into 12 servings and top with remaining Cool Whip and raspberries.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Use fresh strawberries, peaches or fresh blueberries instead of raspberries if desired.
  • This recipe can be made suitable for diabetes by using Splenda® granular sweetener instead of sugar, sugar-free gelatin, low-fat cream cheese and Cool Whip® Lite whipped topping. Calories are reduced to 200, carbohydrate 21 g and fat 8 g.
  •  For a lower protein diet omit the protein powder.
  • Toni uses Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein powder® which contains 26 grams of protein per scoop. Ask your dietitian for a recommended brand if this one is unavailable.



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High Protein Lemon Raspberry Mousse

suepers says:


How much protein powder is in a scoop? Dietitian comment: The amount of protein varies with brands. This recipe suggests using a brand with 26 grams protein per scoop. You can adjust the amount based on how much protein in a scoop of the protein powder you use.

Aug. 04, 2014, 11:23 AM - Inappropriate review?

High Protein Lemon Raspberry Mousse

gerardine says:


Sounds great but recipe unclear about cool whip. It says to whisk in coolwhip in mixture and then to top off with remaing. So how much goes into mixture? Dietitian comment: Good catch. Set aside 1 cup of the cool whip for the topping.

Sep. 20, 2013, 8:25 AM - Inappropriate review?

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