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Lemon Curd Protein Spread

Protein Lemon Curd

I used this high protein spread to top my Lemon Coconut Panna Cotta. You can also use it as a high protein filling for tarts, spread it on some Protein Pancakes, use it in a layer cake, or just spread it on top of some toast with light cream cheese or ricotta. Yum!

(ps: when I made it, I hadn’t discovered erythritol yet, so I used coconut palm sugar which is quite dark. Your lemon curd protein spread should turn out a much prettier bright yellow than mine! Oh, and by the way, I also have a raspberry curd protein spread recipe too!)

Recipe type: Dessert
Diet: High Protein
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Serves: 12
This sweet and tangy lemon curd makes a great high protein spread, filling or topping for tarts, layer cakes, pancakes or toast. Yum!
(makes about 1½ cups lemon curd)
  • 2 lemons – zest and juice
  • ½ cup erythritol
  • 3 packets stevia powder
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil (or you can just use butter)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp plain unflavored whey protein isolate
  • (1/8 cup water – depending what thickness you want. I didn’t use any as I wanted a firmer texture, so if you’re going to use it for tarts or to scoop onto panna cottas, don’t use water. If you want a more spreadable or pourable texture add ⅛ cup or so)
  1. Peel the zest off you lemons, and use a citrus juicer to extract the juice (you should get around ¼ cup).
  2. Throw everything except the oil into a magic bullet or blender until smooth. You may want to strain it after to make sure there’s no chunks of zest.
  3. Mix in the oil (you may need to melt it a bit in the microwave first).
  4. Pour everything into a pot and heat on low, whisking constantly, until it thickens – about 10 minutes.
  5. Let it sit out until it’s room temperature, and then cover and refrigerate. It will thicken a bit more as it cools.
  6. Presto, you’ve got a delicious high protein spread that’ll last you for weeks in the fridge.
Serving size: 2 Tbsp Calories: 65 Fat: 4.3 g Carbohydrates: 2.2 g Sugar: 1 g Sodium: 19 mg Fiber: .7 g Protein: 4.7 g

(per 2 Tbsp of protein spread)
65 calories          19 mg sodium
4.7 g protein       30.5 mg potassium
2.2 g carbs          1% vitamin A
4.3 g fat                13% vitamin C
.7 g fiber              4% calcium
1 g sugar              2% iron

Protein Lemon Curd Calorie Breakdown Pie Chart -

Protein Lemon Curd: 29% Protein, 58% Fat, 13% Carbs.

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