These healthy mousses are made from chocolate and peanut butter; do I need to say more? This classic combo comes together to create the perfect pudding in a matter of minutes.
You may be wondering how these are healthy, after all chocolate and peanut butter aren’t known to be the healthiest of foods. However in this mousse I’ve switched the traditional ingredients for healthy alternatives such as raw cacao, oil free peanut butter, date syrup and silken tofu to make a mousse that’s good for you and free from refined sugar, dairy and eggs.
Silken tofu is the secret ingredient and is what really makes this mousse work. Taste wise you wouldn’t know that it’s a part of the recipe but it is the base ingredient that gives the mouse its silky, smooth texture. This is what I love about tofu; it acts like a sponge and absorbs the flavours of the ingredients you decide to use, which makes it a great substitute to egg (minus the fat, calories and cholesterol). In this case, it’s soaked up all of the sweet, chocolatey, peanut butter goodness!
This mousse is even better when served with a crushed peanuts, grated chocolate and fresh raspberries. These are optional but if you’re looking to impress then I highly recommend it.
This mousse is:
Refined sugar free
High in protein
Easy to make
- 1 pack of silken tofu (I use Morin-nu)
- ¼ cup raw cocoa
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- 5 tbsp. date syrup
- 1 tsp. vanilla bean paste
- Drain the water from the tofu and place in a blender along with the rest of the ingredients
- Blend until smooth and then divide into two ramekins
- Place in the fridge to set for approx. 30 minutes
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