A Lovely Shade of Green…

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You remember this…it’s in every home-cook’s-favorite-recipe-compilation-cookbook ever published!  Been to every potluck, church supper, or family get-together…and, although it may not be ‘gourmet’, we secretly love it!

I updated it just a little with some lime – and took out the usual Cool Whip for gorgously decadent, vanilla-scented, real whipped cream (Calm down!!   Cream is low-carb.  And REAL!).

Stir in some unflavored pro powder to up the grams if you want to feel better about it…that works!




One 4-serving size package sugar free instant Pistachio pudding powder
One 8-ounce can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
One 16-ounce container small curd cottage cheese
3 cups whipped cream, sweetened with 3 tablespoons Splenda, a drop of vanilla added (made with 1 1/2 cups unwhipped heavy cream)
Juice and zest of one lime
4-5 drops green food coloring, optional

(Add more 1-2 tablespoons Splenda if needed)

In a large bowl, combine the pudding mix, pineapple, and cottage cheese and mix thoroughly.  (Stir the unflavored protein powder into the dry pudding mix, if using). Fold in the whipped cream, lime juice and zest, (and the food coloring). Cover and chill for at least one hour. Makes 10 servings.

Per Serving: Calories 104; Protein 6 g; Fat 2 g; Carbs 9 g; Sugar 5 g; Sodium 244 mg

5 Comments Add yours

  1. MrsGalvan says:

    This is great! I can’t wait to try it:) I’m always looking for something for my sweet tooth that’s low sugar, low carb and low fat 🙂 THANKS!

  2. Kevin says:

    This sounds really good! I have never seen instant pistachio pudding powder though.

    1. Linda says:

      It’s out there…most bigger grocery store will carry it. I think WalMart even has a house brand. Now, if you ever find sf instant lemon….I need a case!

  3. Natalie says:

    Looks great! I liked the pistachio jello the last time I tried this. I would love to make this soon! I would add some pecans for texture. 🙂

  4. Kellie says:

    I am definetely making this one! My kids will love it….and they will love to help make it!

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