healthy chocolate mousse

Easter brings with it lots of sweetness doesn’t it?  Well here are two recipes you might like to make that give you sweetness from real food ingredients.

CHOCOLATE AVOCADO MOUSSE

Quite seriously, there is no better way to enjoy chocolate mousse than one made with avocado.  Why? Well why not enjoy chocolate and get the essential fatty acids from the avocado at the same time?  This mouse is full of antioxidants and probiotics and has the benefit of the gut-healing bone broth. It takes no time to prepare and you are guaranteed to love that first spoonful of yumminess!

Prep 3 min | Cook 25 Mins | Serves 3-4

Recipe adapted from Gevity Rx | Image courtesy of Gevity Rx | https://au.gevityrx.com/

Ingredients

  • 2 small soft avocado
  • 24Tbsp coconut cream
  • 3-4 heaped tsp cacao (to your liking)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Gevity Rx Natural body glue bone broth concentrate
  • 2 tablespoon cacao nibs (optional, but great for crunch)

Directions

  1. Place avocado, coconut cream, cacao, cinnamon and bone broth concentrate in blender and process until smooth and evenly combined. I
  2. If using stir cacao nibs, stir in now.
  3. Add toppings of your choice.
  4. Spoon into fancy little glasses if serving as part of a dessert.  No dessert and just eating it?  A small bowl is fine!  Store leftovers in the fridge for two days in a glass jar.
Notes
  • Topping ideas So many to choose from!  Suggestions like warm berries, flaked almonds, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, goji berries and lightly browned coconut flakes are delicious.

STRAWBERRY JAM

I love Jam.  I just don’t like the copious amounts of sugar in the store bought versions!  Here is an alternative for a delicious gut healing low sugar jam to go on those hot cross buns at Easter or a fresh batch of spelt scones at any time of the year!  The secret for this recipe is the gelling power of chia seeds which are a great source of fibre as well.  Use this type of recipe to replace the high sugar jam you miht usually purchase and say hello home-made low-sugar, spreadable, spoonable jam in about 20 minutes.

Prep 5 min | Cook 25 Mins | Serves 1 cup

Recipe and image courtesy of Gevity Rx | https://au.gevityrx.com/

Ingredients

  • 1 x 500g punnet strawberries (washed, stems removed)
  • Juice of 1/2 an orange
  • 1 tsp Meadow & Marrow Bone Broth Concentrate – Natural
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • Optional: 1-2 T Maple Syrup

Directions

  1. Roughly chop the strawberries.
  2. Place the berries in a small pot with the orange juice and bone broth.
  3. Heat on the stove to medium heat to bring to a simmer while stirring.
  4. Turn the heat down and allow to simmer on low heat for 5mins without the lid, stirring every few minutes.
  5. Add the chia seeds and continue to simmer for a further 5-10 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
  6. Taste the jam and if you feel you need to add some sweetener (maple syrup) then add some as needed (start with a small amount, re-taste and only add more if you really need to).
  7. Pour into a glass jar and allow to cool on the bench.
  8. This jam doesn’t use any added sugar for preservative so it must be kept in the fridge and is good for about 3 weeks.
Notes
  • No strawberries? Use another preferred berry like raspberries.  You can also use frozen berries in place of fresh.
  • No orange?  Use lemon instead
  • Like Vanilla? 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract makes this extra delicious.

If you loved this recipe, you might like my FREE Nourish Bowls e-book which has a delicious berry nourish bowl recipe that makes a great breakfast option.

Questions?