Have a Craving for Chocolate?

Craving chocolate? Try this delicious and nutritious dessert! I found this healthy chocolate pudding recipe in the December 2015 issue of Health Magazine. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Healthy Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Ingredients:

Mousse:

1/3 cup raw honey or maple syrup

2 ripe avocados

1 ripe banana

Seeds from ½ a vanilla bean

1/3 cup raw cacao powder

Coconut water(optional)

Fruit Topping:

2 ½ cups fresh or frozen raspberries (thaw if frozen)

2 Tbsp. maple syrup or honey

½ Tsp. rose water

Mousse: Combine all the ingredients for the mousse in a blender and blend until smooth. For a lighter mousse add a little coconut water until desired consistency. Put the mousse into a serving dish and refrigerate for about 20 minutes or until it is set.

Topping: In a bowl, add the raspberries with the lemon juice, maple syrup/or honey, and rose water. With a spoon crush the berries slightly and mix until ingredients are well combined. Allow the mixture to stand until berries soften (about 10-15 minutes). Add the berry mixture over the mousse right before serving.

(Adapted from Health Magazine December 2015 issue)


Blog written by Tisha Sheikh, MD

Tisha Sheikh MD attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Tisha came to La Mer with a special interest in alternative medicine and nutrition. She feels that in patient centered healthcare it is important to encompass all aspects of medicine to treat each person in a holistic way. She also works with the Alzheimer's Association of the Central Coast.