Becoming healthy means we pay attention to what we put into our bodies. It doesn't mean giving up our sacred, favorite goodies. With this recipe you get your chocolate fix without the downside of high fat.
The essential threes of health are exercise, stress relief, and most of all healthy eating. And healthy food means loading our plates with colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains (not white flour), and lean protein (no saturated fats or trans fat).
The dish here, Healthy, Easy, Chocolate Mousse has cocoa powder as an all important ingredient to chocolate lovers. There's no settled definition of the cocoa pod. Some say the inner part, from which we get out cocoa, is a seed, some say a nut. What matters to us is that with cocoa powder the fat has been removed and we get the powder, plain and simple.
The other part of this dish that is important to us healthy eaters is the tofu, which is derived from soy beans and is very high in protein.
Overall this amazingly good, healthy dessert is very low in calories and a good source of protein, too. Make it, enjoy it, and don't feel the least bit guilty.
(This recipe was tested by Emma Allan, UK, photo by Emma, also.)
Chocolate Mousse Light
This tastes rich and delicious and it’s so good for you as well as being extremely easy to make. I recommend you try this easy recipe.
8-12 ounces plain silk tofu
1/3 to ½ cup cocoa, regular, not extra-dark
½ cup sugar or honey, or to taste
1 tablespoon vanilla, or to taste
1 tablespoon milk or more as needed, low-fat or skim, or “milk” of your choice, just enough to liquefy
Add all ingredients except milk to blender bowl. You can also use a handheld blender in a small bowl. Blend until smooth, adding milk only if needed to liquefy. Adjust sweetener, cocoa, and vanilla to taste. Pour into a bowl, serving dish, or individual custard cups. Chill 2 to 3 hours or more until ready to serve. The mousse will set as it chills. It keeps well in refrigerator.