Keto Zone Lemon Curd with Coconut Whipped Cream

Some desserts are just too good to let go.

Lemon curd is one such dessert.

It’s the perfect balance of sweet and tart and goes great as a stand-alone dessert, a Keto Zone Waffle topping, a yogurt topping, and more.

If you thought you had to give up delicious treats like lemon curd on Keto Zone, you thought wrong! Here’s our easy, delicious Keto Zone Lemon Curd with Coconut Whipped Cream. You’ll want to make this today and share it with family and friends!

Delicious Keto Zone Lemon Curd with Coconut Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon peel
  • 3 large eggs (organic and/or cage-free)
  • 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 large lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup Granular Erythritol

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk until thickened, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Allow to cool. Cover and chill in refrigerator 2+ hours (the mixture will thicken as it cools). Yield: ~2 cups.

Lemon Curd can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week and also freezes very well. Thaw in the refrigerator, and use within 1 week of thawing.

Can also be made with limes juice and peel, or orange juice and peel.

Coconut Whipped Cream:

Ingredients:

  • Refrigerated Canned Coconut Milk (needs to have been chilled 2+ hours)
  • 2 tablespoons Erythritol, optional)

Instructions:

  1. Using chilled, canned coconut milk, scoop out solid cream (reserve liquid for another use).
  2. Place cream in a bowl. Whip with a hand mixer until peaks are formed.
  3. If sweeter cream is desired, add Erythritol (or stevia), and whip to mix.

Serve Lemon Curd in cup or bowl with a dollop of cream on top.

Nutrition information (1/2 cup curd + 1/4 cup cream): 222 calories, 20 gm carbs, 4 gm net carbs, 7 gm protein

Keto Zone Lemon Curd with Coconut Cream Health Benefits

The best part about Keto Zone snacks and desserts?

You can have your dessert and eat it, too. In fact, when you take away the carbs and sugars and use real-foods and healthy fats, you end up with snacks and desserts that are good for you.

In fact, our Keto Zone Lemon Curd has many health benefits. These include:

Gold Standard Protein

Eggs give us a “gold-standard” protein in albumin. This means albumin is highly absorbable and useful to the body.

In addition, eggs contain leucine. Leucine specifically helps prevent muscle breakdown while promoting lean tissue protein synthesis.

Eggs also provide vitamins and 0minerals such as choline, Vitamins A, D, E, and K, phosphorus, calcium, iron, iodine, selenium, and zinc. These nutrients are beneficial throughout the body, including in the brain and eyes (1).

Lastly, pro-egg evidence is piling up. In fact, studies not only show they don’t cause disease, but may actually help prevent conditions such as Diabetes(2).

Healthful Lemon Juice

Lemons are great for the body. They provide:

  • high levels of Vitamin C (a powerful antioxidant)
  • reduced risk of recurring kidney stones (3)
  • anti-nausea properties
  • anti-bacterial compounds
  • anti-cancer properties (4)
  • immune support (5)

In Keto Zone Lemon Curd, the lemon juice provides the delicious, bright flavor, just the right amount of tartness, and all these great health benefits.

Health Promoting Fats

Organic coconut oil is made up of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). These special saturated fats are quickly digested and metabolized like carbs, bypassing the normally slow, bile-dependant digestive path of most fats.

What’s more, they are used directly by the energy powerhouses of the cell, the mitochondria, and offer more than twice the calories (energy) of carbohydrates per gram.

But the benefits of coconut oil and cream go beyond energy.

Coconut fats have been found to be a healthy choice in study after study, even promoting an increase in natural calorie expenditure by the body (1) and improved HDL (2), and more.

Delicious Flavor without the Sugar and Carbs

Most everyone is born with an affinity for sweets.

Unfortunately, too much sugar and refined carbs in the diet has wreaked havoc on our health as a society.

With a bit of creativity, you can use Keto Zone recipes to satisfy the desire for some sweets, without the sugar.

Erythritol is a great sugar alcohol, that provides a great sweet taste with zero carbs.

Bottom Line

If you love lemon desserts and snacks, you’ll love Keto Zone Lemon Curd with Coconut Whipped Cream. Not only is it low-carb, but it’s also satisfying and packed with nutrients that benefit health.

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