Berry Chocolate MousseOlesia Guts
February 3, 2023
As a nutritionist and a pastry chef, I’m very excited to share this berry chocolate mousse recipe (vegan and GF!) as it’s delicious, nutrient-dense, and blood sugar-friendly, all at once.
Since I always look for creative ways to increase my clients’ protein consumption, packing some into a dessert felt like a perfect decision. I love adding Botanica’s Perfect Protein Elevated Brain Booster for its nutty flavor and perfect, easy-to-blend-in texture. It doesn’t contain pea protein that could be hard on digestion, is certified organic, and is gluten, sugar and stevia-free, so it’s my go-to protein for myself and my plant-based clients.
In addition to protein, this dessert is packed with high-quality fats, fiber and antioxidants, so from the body’s perspective it’s more of a balanced snack than a decadent dessert.
Recipe by Olesia Guts (@olesiaguts.nutrition)
- 40 gr pitted dates (~1/4 cup), soaked in hot water for 10 minutes
- 85 g (½ cup) cashews, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes
- 150 g (½ cup+ 2 tbsp) full-fat coconut milk
- 2 tbsp Perfect Protein Elevated Brain Booster
- 1.5 tbsp high-quality unsweetened cocoa powder
- A tiny pinch of flaky sea salt (Maldon/Fleur de Sel)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup mixed frozen berries, gently thawed on the counter for 15 min
- ½ tsp ea: lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla extract
- Remove berries from the freezer and let thaw on the counter while you prepare the chocolate mousse. Don’t microwave/heat as it will overcook.
- Drain dates and cashews and place in a blender cup along with coconut milk, protein powder, salt, vanilla, and cocoa.
- Blend until perfectly smooth (1-2 min, depending on your blender). With some blenders, it takes longer than you think, but please be patient and wait until the mousse gets perfectly smooth.
- Spoon into serving cups and refrigerate for 15+ minutes.
- While the mousse is setting, make a raw jam: blend thawed berries, lemon juice, maple syrup and vanilla until desired consistency (you can leave it chunky if that’s your…jam).
- Top mousse with jam and berries and serve right away or store covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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