Light Chocolate Mousse

Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

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I’m a cacaoholic. I am not going to lie. Give me some cacao and I’ll try to turn it into cakes, icecream, hot chcolate, cookies, gummies and even a mousse.

But let’s face it. Cacao isn’t just a versatile ingredient that tastes AMAZING, it’s also a medicinal food, if properly consumed.

The king of super foods (or the only ingredient second to oxygen!) is rich in antioxidants, it represents one of the highest food sources of magnesium, but it’s also rich in iron, potassium, calcium, zinc, copper, and manganese.

Cacao has many beneficial effects on blood pressure, insulin resistance, on our mood and stress levels.

Don’t believe me? Here the studies 😉

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/119/10/1433

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0269881112473791

http://www.nordstjernan.com/news/education%7Cresearch/2842/

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/81/3/541.full

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Ingredients

150 g of dark chocolate

1 tbsp of coconut butter (optional)

2 tbsp of maple syrup (optional)

The water of a can of chickpeas (aquafaba)

Method

Melt the chocolate a bain maire and add the coconut butter and the maple syrup

Let it cool down

Pour the aquafaba into a bowl and whisk it until fluffy and firm (similar to beating egg whites)

Add the chocolate mixture into the beaten aquafaba and stir well

Pour the content into 4 glass jars and let set in the fridge

Enjoy ♥

Header photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash