03 October 2012

No Meat Zone Recipes: Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Recipe provided by Peggy Kotsopoulos

Chocolate Mousse

2 cups cooked, pureed pumpkin
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut butter (make sure it's heated to point of being liquid)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

This mousse is so light, so airy, so decadent, and so HEALTHY! The secret ingredient? Pumpkin! This guilt-free goodie helps to energize, combat stress and lower heart disease. Plus it's super high in fiber, helping to curb cravings and balance blood sugar levels.
To prepare the chocolate mousse: Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well with a fork. Refrigerate for an hour before serving.

I normally serve this in a short martini glass and garnish with berries and/or shaved chocolate.

Peggy Kotsopoulos is a registered holistic nutritionist and author of Must Have Been Something I Ate.