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August 18, 2017

A Chocolate Mousse From Heaven

Who said sweet treats had to be bad for you? Enter a new paradigm of healthy sweet foods. Step aside dirty, processed desserts. Make way for nutritious, decadent sweet delights.

Chocolate and raspberries are a match made in heaven and the delicate rosewater takes the flavour to a whole new level – up to heaven!

Pistachios provide a beautiful added crunch to the sensual delight of an already mind-blowing dessert experience.

Ingredients for the mousse:

  • 80ml raw honey or maple syrup
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 ripe banana
  • Seeds from 1/2 vanilla pod
  • 30g raw cacao powder

Ingredients for the compote:

  • 300g fresh raspberries
  • Juice 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosewater

To serve:

  • 100g pistachios, roughly chopped
  • Rose petals (unsprayed) to decorate

Method:

  1. Put all the mousse ingredients into a powerful blender and blitz until smooth.
  2. Place mixture into a bowl, or individual bowls (serves 2-3), and place in fridge to set for about 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, macerate the berries by putting them into a bowl, squeezing over the lemon, adding the sweetener and rose water and mixing well with a spoon, whilst lightly crushing the berries. Set aside for 10-15 minutes to macerate.
  4. When  the mousse is set and the berries are ready, spoon the berries over the mousse, top with the chopped pistachios and scatter over a few rose petals.
  5. If you like, dust with a little more cacao powder and enjoy!

 

Jo Rowkins, nutritional therapist at Awakening Health.

 

 

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