I call myself a savory person more than sweet, but when I have a sweet tooth craving I look for sweets that come from fruits, cocoa, and natural sugars. Many of HealthKitchen’s clients ask for desserts that are healthy and wont compromise their wellness goals. The number one favorite dessert among HealthKitchen’s clients is my Vegan Chocolate Mousse. I figure there is no reason to keep it secret. The recipe below can be paired with fresh fruit, chopped nuts, or by its self. Just keep in mind, moderation is key. A little of this Chocolate Mousse goes along way. Enjoy.
Mimi Johnson | Founder of HealthKitchen
Ingredients: 8 Mejool Dates soaked in water for 1/2hr (make sure they are pitted) 1/2 cup Maple Syrup (I usually use a grade B) 1-2 tsp natural vanilla extract 3 ripe avocados pitted and mashed 3/4 cup cocoa powder (carob or raw cacao works great) 1/2 cup water pinch of sea salt
Tools: Measuring cups and spoons Cuisinart Spatula
Puree soaked dates with maple syrup and vanilla in Cuisinart.
Add the avocado, cocoa powered, water, salt
Blend together until pureed
Enjoy 1/4 cup per person with fruit, nuts, or by its self