Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  142
  • Protein  4 g
  • Carbohydrates  27 g
  • Fat  2 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  51 mg
  • Potassium  165 mg
  • Phosphorus  23 mg
  • Calcium  14 mg
  • Fiber  1.5 g

Strawberry Mousse

For something decadent for dessert, try the kidney-friendly recipe for Strawberry Mousse. DaVita renal dietitian Mary Beth from Louisiana shares her kidney-friendly recipe for Strawberry Mousse, a delicious dessert that’s perfect for folks following a dialysis diet.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Mary Beth, MS, MBA, LDN, RD, from Louisiana.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 3/4 cup


    • 3 cups strawberries, fresh or frozen
    • 10 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 3/4 cup pasteurized egg whites
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup whipped topping


    1. Wash and hull fresh strawberries. Reserve three strawberries cut into halves for garnish.
    2. Place berries in a food processor and puree. Pour puree into a mixing bowl and stir in 4 tablespoons of sugar. Set aside.
    3. Place egg whites in a clean mixing bowl. Beat to soft peaks.
    4. Gradually add 6 tablespoons of sugar to egg whites until they are stiff and glossy.
    5. Fold the strawberry puree and vanilla into the egg whites Put the mixture in a glass bowl and chill.
    6. Just before serving, spoon whipped topping over top of mousse.
    7. Decorate with reserved strawberry halves.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1/2 meat
    • 1 fruit, low potassium
    • 1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Reduce carbohydrate to 20 grams per serving (1-1/2 carb choice) by substituting Splenda® granular sweetener for 4 tablespoons sugar added to the berries.
  • Egg whites contribute approximately 3-1/2 grams high quality protein per serving.

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Strawberry Mousse

Claire10 says:


I was very excited to make the strawberry mousse, but it separated after an hour - did I do something wrong? Dietitian comment: I'm unsure why this happened. To my knowledge the pasteurized eggs should not be a problem. I guess it's possible to overbeat the egg whites. Any other experiences with this issue?

Jun. 22, 2013, 8:48 AM - Inappropriate review?

Strawberry Mousse

mrspeel says:


Where can I get non-dairy whipped topping? No grocery store I've been in over the last 2 years (NC & TX) sells it. Dietitian comment: You are correct. In 2010 the Cool Whip brand nondairy creamer was reformulated to include skim milk and light cream.

Apr. 25, 2013, 4:13 PM - Inappropriate review?

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