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Healthy Chocolate Mousse -non dairy

You would never know this healthy version of mousse is not full of heavy cream and egg yolks. However, it is obvious in how it makes your body feel. This mousse is a real surprise, and will satisfy even the most hard core chocolate mousse lovers.

Prep and Cook Time: 20 minutes; chilling time: 3 hours

Ingredients:
5 oz dark organic chocolate
8oz extra firm silken tofu
3 TBS Florida Crystals sugar
3 egg whites

Directions:


  1. Melt chocolate and sugar together in a double boiler stirring constantly.
  2. Puree in blender chocolate, sugar and tofu. You have to stop once in awhile to scrape the sides of the blender with a rubber spatula. Transfer chocolate mixture to a bowl scraping blender well to get it all.
  3. Beat egg whites to a semi stiff peak in a separate bowl. With a rubber spatula, fold egg whites into chocolate, tofu puree 1/3 amount at a time. Be careful not to over mix. Refrigerate for about 8 hours for best flavor and texture.

    Serves 4

Healthy Cooking Tips: Your egg whites will peak best if you beat them when they are at room temperature. Adding just a very small pinch of salt will also help them to come to a peak. When they are perfect and ready to fold into the chocolate mixture they will peak when you press a spoon into them and lift it back out. They will have a somewhat smooth texture and be firm. If you over beat them they will start to look grainy. It is important to be very gentle when folding in the whites. Fold in 1/3 of the egg whites at a time just until it is incorporated. If you stir too much your mousse will become dense, more like a pudding. By folding gently you retain the air in the egg whites keeping your mousse nice and fluffy. Give it plenty of time to set up, at least 6-8 hours. Refer to our animation on folding for more help if you need it.


Nutritional Profile

Introduction to Recipe Rating System Chart

The following chart shows the nutrients for which this recipe is either an excellent, very good or good source. Next to the nutrient name you will find the following information: the amount of the nutrient that is included in the noted serving of this recipe; the %Daily Value (DV) that that amount represents (similar to other information presented in the website, this DV is calculated for a 25-50 year old healthy woman); the nutrient density rating; and, the recipe's World's Healthiest Foods Rating. Underneath the chart is a table that summarizes how the ratings were devised. Read more about our Food and Recipe Rating System.

Healthy Chocolate Mousse - non-dairy
1.00 serving
221.03 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
Density
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
tryptophan 0.10 g 31.3 2.5 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
Rule
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

In Depth Nutritional Profile for Healthy Chocolate Mousse -non dairy

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