How would you like to get 15 grams of protein in 74 yummy calories? Yeah, me too. And that dream is a reality with my Key Lime Pie recipe.
Key Lime Pie | Low Carb and High Protein
So this seems to have been dessert weekend for me. After I “failed” my cheat day by getting sick on too much sugar, I make a couple of decisions. One, it was going to be a treat day, where I allowed myself a treat or two, not an orgy of all day cheating. Two, maybe cheat/treat day was higher in calories, but not sugar-filled. I might allow myself more carbs, but still stay high protein on those days. This Key Lime Pie recipe seemed to do the trick.
Honestly, I just feel better overall with more protein and less sugar. Who woulda thunk? So this Key Lime Pie is crustless, high protein and tastes just like key lime pie filling. You could definitely do an almond meal crust but I’m a) lazy and b) trying to save calories. If you can boil water and know how to use an immersion blender or a regular blender, you’re all set.
If you’re looking for more low carb, crustless dessert options, check out my Low Carb Pumpkin Pie Pudding. It’s all the deliciousness of pumpkin pie sans carbs!
And yet another wonderful low carb, crustless dessert option is my Keto Ricotta Lemon Cheesecake. It’s a guilt free cheesecake you’re sure to love!
That’s it. You’re done. Seriously, it’s that simple. I would not recommend using flavored yogurt for this because I think the tartness of the plain yogurt lends a nice offset to the sweetness of the jello.
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- 1 box sugar-free key lime Jello
- 1/4 cup water
- 1.5 cups Greek yogurt, plain
- 2 scoops protein powder, unflavored
- Heat water until it's hot but not boiling. (If you have a kettle that has temperature control, I used about 90 celsius or 195 degrees fahrenheit. But really it doesn't need to be that exact. Hot water. That's all you need to know).
Put Jello powder in a bowl with tall sides and pour the hot water on top of the crystals. Let it sit there while you gather the other ingredients.
- Put the plain yogurt and protein powder into the bowl and blend.
Pour into 1/2 cup ramekins to set.
- That's it. You're done. Seriously, it's that simple. I would not recommend using flavored yogurt for this because I think the tartness of the plain yogurt lends a nice offset to the sweetness of the jello.
I would not recommend using flavored yogurt for this because I think the tartness of the plain yogurt lends a nice offset to the sweetness of the jello.
I am not a registered dietician or nutritionist. Nutritional information is provided a courtesy, and can vary depending on the exact ingredients you use.