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Mousse au chocolat | Vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free

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Discover the most amazing, delish and healthy recipe for mousse au chocolat in the universe. No dairy, no sugar, no gluten. Just healthy ingredients, 3 minutes preparation time and a serious addiction after the first bite.

 

It looks like chocolate mousse. It smells like chocolate mousse. It IS chocolate mousse. Only that this special mousse is the super (health) hero among all mousses on this planet. Not a single unhealthy ingredient and yet insanely tasty. Ah, right: and it only takes a couple of minutes to make it.

So get into your kitchen and let’s start straight away:

OVERVIEW

Serves: 2-4
Preparation time: 3 M
Difficulty: as easy as it gets

INGREDIENTS

1 ripe avocado
8 dried dates (soaked)
5 tablespoons of unsweetened cacao powder (non-processed)
2 tablespoons of coconut cream
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of speculoos spice mix
(cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, star anise and clove)
some drops of vanilla aroma or a tiny pinch of fresh vanilla
a very small pinch of pink salt
optional topping: pumpkin or sesame seeds / fresh fruit

METHOD

Put all the ingredients into your blender, mix until creamy. Done. Refrigerate for 20 minutes before serving. Drizzle some seeds or fresh fruit for additional yummyness and decoration.

Noteworthy, it is very important that the avocado is just right – ripe, not too hard and not too soft! Otherwise it will spoil the whole recipe.

For the ideal consistency, either buy coconut cream or put coconut milk (in a can!) in the fridge overnight. Make sure not to shake or tip the can to encourage separation of the cream and liquid. Remove the coconut cream or milk from the fridge without tipping or shaking. Scrape out the top, thickened cream and leave the liquid behind. Don’t throw the liquid away! You can reserve it for use in smoothies or golden milk.

I know that putting an avocado into a chocolate mousse sounds super strange. Anyway, you won’t taste it in the end. The avocado is responsible for the creamy consistency and naturally very healthy. As the body can absorb iron very well in combination with vitamin c, the avocado goes perfectly with the iron-rich seeds I like to use as topping. The nut taste of the seeds matches the sweet mousse flavor ideally.

How to create homemade date syrup:
combine the dates and water in a bowl and set aside for 12 hours to soften the dates. Transfer the dates and water to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Dates are in fact the most healthy sweetener there is. For more information see Dr. Greger’s youtube video on this topic.

Maybe you wanna combine this recipe with, for instance, a chia pudding and make a breakfast out of it. No borders. No bad conscience. Just indulgence.

Bon appetit my lovelies!

NUTRITION FACTS:

 

Avocado: contribute nearly 20 vitamins and minerals | contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fat – good fat | sodium, sugar and cholesterol free | increase the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients like vitamins A, D, K and E

Dates: packed with an impressive list of phyotnutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for normal growth, development, and overall well-being | rich in dietary fiber | anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-hemorrhagic (prevent easy bleeding tendencies) properties | excellent source of iron, calcium, manganese, copper, and magnesium

Cacao: full of antioxidants, fat, carbohydrates, protein, polyphenols like flavanoids that are antioxidants, minerals like calcium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, iron, zinc and potassium, oleic acid which is a heart-healthy essential monounsaturated fat, fiber and vitamins E, B2, B1, B5, B3 and B9.

Cinnamon: packed with a variety of protective antioxidants | anti-inflammatory effects | natural anti-microbial, anti-biotic, anti-fungal and anti-viral agentanti-diabetic effects | protects against bacteria living in the oral microflora that could cause bad breath, tooth decay, cavities or mouth infections

Coconut milk: positive effect on cholesterol levels | helps to reduce inflammation in your system | helps to fight bacteria and viruses | contains a high amount of fiber | rich in numerous minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, selenium and zinc

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Born and raised in the beautiful Tegernsee region in Bavaria, I grew up in the midst of mountains. After my studies in art history I have been working in the art business for years and became a trained mountain guide in 2013. Every free minute I spend either outdoors - hiking, biking, skitouring and running - or around the world, traveling foreign countries. On peaknomad.com, I am sharing my travel and hiking experiences as well as daily stories about a healthy, happy and mindful lifestyle.

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