So Healthy It Almost Squeaks Chocolate Mousse

Imagine a rich, buttery, velvety smooth chocolate mousse; one so rich that an espresso cup full is more than enough.  Now imagine that the little fat in this mousse is primarily monounsaturated (thus good) and the entire pudding is cholesterol free.    Now imagine that this pudding also contains no refined sugars and takes less than 5 minutes to prepare.

Created using Clearspring’s new organic silken tofu which when whizzed up is deliciously creamy,  this was partially inspired by Jac and by an avocado chocolate mousse that can be found all over the internet.    I need you to trust me here, the finished product does not taste of either avocado or banana although on the surface they do seem to be odd ingredients.

This is probably more of a chocolate pot than a traditional mousse, without raw eggs it is safe for small children to eat, and there is no worry about the mousse separating in the fridge.

So Healthy Chocolate Mousse (serves 6)

1 350g carton silken tofu
1 ripe banana
1 avocado
4 dsp cocoa powder
4 dsp maple syrup
Scant zest of half an orange

Cacao nibs (optional)

Add all ingredients to the food processor and whizz.    Dollop into ramekins, or if feeling fancy, chill and then pipe into espresso cups.   Sprinkle with cacao nibs.

Enjoy and polish your halo for being so healthy.

Sending to this  month’s Sugar High Fridays, where the theme is grain free,  hosted by Z at Z”s Cup of Tea.

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Helen Best-Shaw is a freelance food & writer, photographer who has been writing about achievable, affordable and mostly healthy food on Fuss Free Flavours since 2007. She also contributes articles, recipes and photos to a number of online and print food magazines. Please do contact me if you would like to discuss commissioning work.

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Comments

  1. I’m loving this idea- may have to make tomorrow but think I will melt G%Black choc as that’s in the cupboard instead of cocoa.

    • It is really rather good Erica. I was wondering about doing a hot sauce with melted choc and whizzed tofu. The Clearspring tofu is delicious as it is from the packet too with a drizzle of soy sauce.

  2. This sounds well worth trying. Weirdly, I just read about brownies using avocado. I guess using agave syrup and raw cocoa powder would make this even healthier. Now, where do I get silken tofu from …. hummmm!

    • Apparently some agave is very processed maybe try honey? I would have done but the recipe had to be vegan to send to Clearspring.

  3. wow what a surprising list of ingredients! It looks stunning in the little espresso cup :-)

  4. Wow – have to say my first thought wasn’t “ooh, healthy”, it was “yum”! What a bonus that it’s healthy!

  5. It looks that good and it’s healthy…I’m all over it! thanks.

  6. WOW looks fantastic. Love the idea of adding Avocado, should try out? Is there an alternate for tofu you can suggest?

  7. I just read a tofu chocolate mousse recipe somewhere yesterday, I would love to try it!

  8. Thank you for the post! My roommate has been begging me to make a chocolate mousse for a couple of months now, but I have been waiting for the right recipe to come along (or rather for me to stumble over) that doesn’t make me feel so guilty. This sounds delicious and healthy. And I love the espresso cup idea! I will be trying this soon.

  9. I missed this one Helen. I am going to give it a try. Cooper loves his chocolate pudding, but has gone off avocadoes, which he used to love. I will try adding an avocado next time and some orange peel. Think he will like it without the sweetness of the maple syrup.

    He just actually finished a batch of chocolate pudding this lunchtime. It’s great, he gets a treat, but I know it is full of goodness for him. Win, win!

  10. Great, simple recipe (just the way I like ‘em)! Does the banana impart any flavor to the mousse or does the cacao and avocado overpower it? I make a chocolate mousse using just four ingredients (http://www.carenbaginski.com/easy-vegan-chocolate-mousse-recipe/) but this sounds like a wonderfully souped up (and even more healthy) version.

  11. I’m going to make this and spoon (or pipe) it into tiny crisp pastry cases for a teatime treat

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