The temperatures here in Toronto are finally feeling like we’d expect at this time of year (-32 degrees Celsius today) but despite that there are warm hearts all around. With Valentine’s Day and Family Day on Sunday and Monday respectively, everyone is looking forward to spending time with loved ones, friends and family. This simple recipe is ridiculously quick to prepare, is devoid of common allergens and is nutrient dense AND decadent which you’ll be proud to share with whomever you are spending time with this weekend. It’s a crowd-pleaser.
This is definitely a healthier version than your traditional dairy filled mousse, however if you are counting calories, this should be considered a treat. The good news is this is such a nutrient dense recipe that’s so chock full of good fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals that you shouldn’t feel any guilt indulging. This recipe is creamy, dreamy chocolatey goodness. Trust me. You’ve gotta try it.
I’ll be spending Valentine’s Day with family (a post-celebration for Chinese New Year) and a Galentine’s Day evening catching a flick with a gal pal. What better way to celebrate than with those that nourish your soul?
Have a LOVEly weekend everyone! I’ll see you next week with another delicious recipe.
Raw Chocolate Berry Mousse (serves 2)
- 1 very ripe banana
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1/4 cup organic raw cacao powder
- 1/2 cup organic frozen red berries (strawberries, raspberries, cherries – you’re choice), thawed to room temperature
- 3 tbsp. melted organic coconut oil
- 1 tsp. maca
- pinch of sea salt
- goji berries, dried or fresh cherries/raspberries, for garnish
- Place all ingredients in a food processor (use a mini bowl if you have one – I used the mini bowl attachment for my Blendtec), and blend until smooth.
- Spoon into 2 small bowls or ramekins if you got ’em and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving. Garnish with goji berries or fresh berries before serving.