Healthy Chocolate Mousse? Yes, it is possible to enjoy a bowl of chocolate mousse with this recipe–Chocolate Coconut Mousse, a healthy little jewel from the kitchen.
COOKING AT HOME
For most of us staying at home cooking is both a blessing and a curse. Yes, most of us are trying to local eat foods prepared with health in mind. Check. But there is no going out to grab our favorite Pai Thai or Sushi, no going out. A difficult part, especially for us avid home cooks, is that well, we are ready for someone else to do the cooking and not eat at home. I have made my living cooking, but I am ready for a break.
To keep me interested in cooking, I am trying new healthy options in the kitchen. I have posted some of the best recipes I have sampled like Raw Pad Thai, Spice Roasted Pumpkin, Chickpas, Harissa & Millet and Wabi-Sabi Miso Friut & Nut Cookies. All employ new ingredients such as millet, and cassava flour or a raw version of a traditionally prepared dish. The most wonderful food fact is that there is always something to learn, an ingredient, techinque or new cuisine; you never arrive.
One recipe avenue I am testing is cooking sugar-free. I’m trying to avoid regular sugars as much as I can and save the sugary treats for special occassions. I have tried Lakanto (monk fruit) sweetner to work in recipes. Zero calories, natural and 1:1 ratio as sugar. It comes all forms, granulated, brown and confectioner’s. You can check it out here. I have found it at Sprouts and some supers are now carrying.
CHOCOLATE COCONUT MOUSSE
I adpated this recipe from the Body Ecology Living Cookbook. At home I am spending time reading my cookbooks, especially the newer ones. Making some simple healthy changes and trying new recipes, makes this down time a great opportunity to experiment. This chocolate mousse is simple, and quite good, of course not as sweet and rich as it is when made with sugar and cream, but fulfilled that nagging sweet tooth.
I allowed the mousse to firm up in the refrrigerator, then scooped it out of the bowl, using my ice cream scoop I use for cookies. I served it it my favorite Italian stainless coupes bringing an element of simple beauty to the dessert. I dusted the tops with extra cocoa powder. Keep up the great home cooking everyone.
As always, enjoy. B