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doi: 10.1097/01.HEARTI.0000411131.72197.3a
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Strawberry Breakfast Mousse Crème

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This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association's Patient Education program. Recipe copyright © 2008 by the American Heart Association. Look for other delicious recipes in American Heart Association cookbooks, available from booksellers everywhere and at

Serves 4; ½ cup per serving

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This breakfast treat, even creamier than the typical mousse, is a fabulously cool way to start your day. You can even make it up to 24 hours in advance.

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1 cup quartered strawberries

½ cup low-fat ricotta cheese

½ cup fat-free vanilla yogurt

2 tablespoons all-fruit strawberry spread

¾ cup fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed in refrigerator

4 fresh mint sprigs (optional)

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In a blender, process the strawberries, ricotta, yogurt, and strawberry spread for 20 to 30 seconds, or until smooth, stirring halfway through.

Pour into a medium bowl. Gently fold in the whipped topping. Spoon into custard cups or small bowls. Garnish with the mint.

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Cook's Tip

This strawberry mousse is also delicious spooned over fresh berries, such as blueberries. A serving would be a half-cup fresh berries and 2 tablespoons mousse.

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Nutrition Analysis

(per serving)

Calories 114

Total Fat 1.5 g

Saturated Fat 1.0 g

Trans Fat 0.0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g

Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 g

Cholesterol 8 mg

Sodium 58 mg

Carbohydrates 20 g

Fiber 1 g

Sugars 14 g

Protein 4 g

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Dietary Exchanges

1½ carbohydrate

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