Phase 2-Strawberry Sauce over Cottage Cheese

3/4 cups halved strawberries

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp lemon zest

4 scoops powdered stevia

1/4 tsp xanthan gum

200g fat free cottage cheese


Place the strawberries in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, and stevia and mix well.

Gently mash the strawberries with a large fork until desired level of chunkiness is reached. (Alternatively, you could use an immersion blender if a smooth sauce is desired.)

Allow the sauce to come a simmer, then lower the heat to low and continue cooking for about 10 minutes.

Stir in the stevia, then xanthan gum, mix well, and remove from heat.

Allow the sauce to cool completely before serving over cottage cheese.