Lemon Zest Ricotta Cream

Recipe posted in: Breakfasts, Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Customer Submitted, Snacks, Desserts
easy lemon dessert

When life gives you lemons, make Lemon Zest Ricotta Cream! If you’re searching for a sweet snack to get in your protein, this creamy, dreamy and lemony recipe will be your go-to treat.

This user generated recipe was submitted through our Recipe Submission page by Leaf visitor and retired school teacher, Gerald. If you’ve come up with an easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth, we want to hear about it! Make sure to share your own homemade creations and they could be posted here on The Leaf. Your recipe could help many people stick to their weight loss plan while enjoying delicious food.

There are many ways to use this Lemon Zest Ricotta Cream. Here are some of our favorite ideas:

One serving of this Lemon Zest Ricotta Cream contains 183 calories and counts as two PowerFuels on the Nutrisystem program. If you make any adjustments or additions using the ideas above, just make sure to keep track of your food intake by using a food journal. The NuMi app is specifically designed for your Nutrisystem plan and is completely FREE to download!

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Servings: 1

Calories per Serving: 183

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels


  • ½ cup ricotta cheese, part skim
  • ¼ tsp. grated lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. zero-calorie sweetener


  1. Mix all ingredients and chill.
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