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Why is this chocolate mousse a healthier option than the traditional chocolate mousse? The traditional chocolate mousse calls for 1/4 cup of caster sugar and heaps of whipped and heavy cream. Think high blood sugar and insulin spike followed by fat storage.
For those of you on a weight loss eating plan this chocolate mousse is perfect. This chocolate mousse is made from all whole food ingredients and contains no added sugar. The cream is substituted with coconut cream which contains good fats and contains no lactose. The chocolate mousse is sweetened with dates which are also high in fibre and stevia which is a natural sweetener.
This chocolate mousse also contains a good source of protein from the eggs plus a good hit of anti-oxidants from the cacao powder. The cacao powder also releases your feel good hormone serotonin.
This lactose and sugar free chocolate mousse tastes just as good as the original version and is also very rich tasting meaning you’ll only need a small serving size. The whole food ingredients also result in a lower blood sugar levels and less fat storage.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 270 ml can of coconut milk
1 cup of dates
1 stevia tab
1 tsp of vanilla essence
– Place coconut milk in the fridge to allow coconut cream and coconut water to separate (check can first as it may already be seperated – mine was)
– Finely chop one cup of dates then place in a high speed blender and blend dates until they are soft and fine.
– Whisk eggs in a bowl and add stevia and vanilla essence
– Add half of the coconut cream, egg mixture and cocoa powder to the dates and blend as smooth as you can get it.
– Add the remaining mixture and repeat.
– Serve with strawberries or any other fruit of your choice
– Refrigerate prior to serving.