Have you ever met somebody who does not like chocolate? I remember meeting one girl who was not fond of it years ago, but this is also the only time I have seen anybody who does not like it. As a general rule, every dessert that has chocolate in it vanishes from the table within minutes.
Chocolate in itself is not unhealthy at all. Having a little square of dark chocolate a day even has proven health benefits. However, the chocolate really needs to be dark to be healthy. Most of the chocolate bars, loaded with sugar and different additives, do not qualify as healthy. I usually choose the chocolate that contains at least 75%, sometimes even more than 90% of cocoa!
The chocolate mousse, usually, is full of everything unhealthy – heavy cream and white sugar. But here is good news – the recipe I share with you today only contains ingredients good for you and I let you be the judge of the taste, but in my humble opinion, it is just perfect.
A secret ingredient that makes the mousse extra light is something that you would otherwise throw out. The liquid from the tin of chickpeas is called aquafaba, and it resembles egg whites when whipped up. This is what gives this mousse its incredible lightness, just be very careful while folding it through the chocolate mixture as it collapses pretty easily.
So anyway, next time you prepare hummus, keep the liquid and use this up in a dessert!
Light Chocolate Mousse
Cooking time: 15 minutes + 3 hours to set
3 ½ oz dark chocolate
5 oz very ripe avocados (cleaned weight)
15 ½ oz tin of chickpeas (You only need the liquid, use the chickpeas in a different recipe)
A pinch of salt
Melt the chocolate.
At the same time start whipping up the aquafaba, it takes about 10 minutes and you want to get very firm foam.
Once the chocolate is melted, add the avocado and a tiny bit of salt, and mix with the stick blender.
Now it is time to mix everything together. At first, take about half of the foamy aquafaba and mix carefully in the chocolate mixture. Then add the other half of the foam and really gently fold. You want to keep as much air in the mixture as possible.
Divide the mousse between 4 serving bowls and glasses and let them set for at least 3 hours in the fridge.
By Kadri Raig
Kadri is a food blogger and yoga teacher from Estonia. She loves healthy food and cooking and for her, these two are often the same thing. Cooking meals from scratch, you know exactly what goes in it and even without holding back with sugar or fat we end up using a lot less compared to ready-made frozen stuff from the supermarket.
She does love to spend time in the kitchen, but most of her recipes are simple and don’t take more than 20 minutes of active cooking time. She thinks that everybody can find time to cook healthy food at home, it is just a question of planning. "I work in an office full time, teach yoga 7-8 hours a week and write a blog. So if I manage to cook most of my meals, then so do you!"
Connect with Kadri and enjoy many more of her delicious healthy recipes on her website here: http://www.kahvliga.ee/.
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