These recipes are created by Jennifer Barnes Holistic Nutritionist who loves good food and helping client`s improve their health with diet and lifestyle changes. Jennifer runs a private nutrition consulting practice in Kitchener helping clients understand what their body needs to function, so they can enjoy life and their food with less stress. Food is essential in her practice, she loves creating recipes that leave you satisfied, nourished and healthy, no matter your current dietary restrictions. The right food is medicine, the right food is essential and the right food is powerful.
You can learn more about Jennifer at www.jbarnesliving.com
Chocolate Almond Mousse
A Chocolate Valentine treat for you and your loved ones that is gluten, egg and dairy free for those who have dietary restrictions.
This recipe is delicious and nutritious made with simple whole ingredients and easy to make. It contains avocado, a medium chain fat that is more easily absorbed by the gastrointestinal track, keeps you fuller longer and helps balance your blood sugar. One serving of this dessert contains 50 % of your daily intake of fibre. Fibre is essential for many health benefits, is excellent for gut health, especially the gastrointestinal track and helps lower cholesterol. This recipe is a great way to add healthy fats and fibre to your daily diet. Go ahead and indulge and eat your way to good health.
Many of the ingredients for my recipes can be purchased at the market…shop locally and come say hello to the vendors at St Jacob’s Market District.
Chocolate Almond Mousse
Servings 6 5 minutes
- 4 Avocado (peeled and pits removed)
- 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
- 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 cup Almond Butter
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes (Optional) Sprinkle on top of Chocolate Mousse or toast to add another dimension)
- 1/2 cup Strawberries (Slice strawberries and place on top of mousse)
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth and creamy. You may need to occasionally scrape down the sides.
- Sprinkle Coconut on top and or you can toast the coconut for an added dimension. To toast coconut spread coconut flakes on a baking sheet and bake at 325 F. The flakes will toast quickly and won’t take more thank 5-10 minutes.
- Divide into small bowls, add your choice of toppings or enjoy as is.
No Cocoa Powder
Use cacao powder instead.
· No Almond Butter
Use peanut butter or any type of nut butter.
· Optional Toppings
Toasted coconut, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, crushed nuts, or fresh fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and banana.
· More Fibre
Add ground flax seeds before blending.