Dark Chocolate Mousse

Meet a chocolate dessert that’s super simple to make, delivers on great taste AND boasts an impressive nutrition profile too. Plus it’s also vegan and GF.  This recipe has 5 grams of protein to help keep you satisfied and nourish your body plus it’s a good source of iron (great for young women, esp. athletes) – it’s the opposite of “empty calories.” Speaking of calories, it has a very modest 115 and ZERO saturated fat. This simple NO COOK dessert calls for only 4 ingredients, plus a blender or hand blender. The SECRET ingredient is silken tofu (I promise you, folks never even guess this is in here.).

Ingredients (serves 4)
12oz silken tofu (3/4 of 16oz package)
2 Tablespoons dark cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanila


1. Blend/whip tofu with blender or stick blender until smooth.
2. Add in other ingredients and mix well.
3. Spoon into small bowls or ramekins and refrigerate 3 or more hours (or overnight) to set.

Source: Credit goes to my friend Leela and Shane of www.shaneandsimple.com

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.1g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 33mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 19.8g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 17.4g
Protein 4.3g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 54mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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