Vegan Chocolate Mousse + Pomegranate Apple Cider Mocktail
We have a heart-healthy treat that will be ‘love at first bite!’ Vegan chocolate mousse! Plus an special extra recipe for a sparkling pomegranate apple cider mocktail. Sounds refreshing! Today’s mousse recipe is full of antioxidants, phytonutrients using whole food plant-based ingredients. Guest Chef Elizabeth Mansur, a returning guest on #LunchBreakLIVE, presents another favorite of hers that’s an approachable, tasty, plant-based recipe, helping to keep her vitality and energy at 71 years young. She loves to create yummy, healthy dishes in her kitchen, and today she does it live, for us! Let’s take a closer look…
71 YEARS YOUNG AND GOING STRONG
At 71, Elizabeth feels flexible, strong, and vibrant plus she doesn’t need any medication because she doesn’t have aches or pains, which she attributes to a whole food plant-based diet and her active lifestyle. She is motivated by the joy she feels when inspiring others by sharing her knowledge on how to live a happy and healthy lifestyle. She’s a mother, a health & wellness coach, and an animal lover. She’s a passionate 71-year-old vegan, and a Holistic Health Coach. Her goal is to help guide and inspire others to achieve optimum health they so richly deserve and share with them the importance of consuming high-octane, living plant foods that are minimally processed! You can join her private Facebook group where she shares many of her creative recipes. Visit Elizabeth on Instagram and YouTube as well.
This Vegan Chocolate Mousse Is So Creamy!
A healthy, whole-food plant-based way to make creamy vegan chocolate mousse. But what makes it so creamy? AVOCADOS! Yes, you read that right. And you won’t even be able to taste the avocado, it just gives you that creamy texture you desire with mousse! Along with avocados, Elizabeth’s recipe uses dates, chia seeds, unsweetened dark cocoa powder, date or maple syrup, plant milk, pure vanilla, and organic turmeric powder. That’s it! Throw it in the blender and watch the magic. happen.
And, if you are in the mood for a fancy, refreshing mocktail, try Elizabeth’s sparkling pomegranate apple cider drink. It is amazing!
Vegan Chocolate Mousse + Sparkling Pomegranate Apple Cider Mocktail
- 3 Medjool dates pitted
- 1 1/2 avocados pitted and skinned
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder ( quality matters )
- 1/4 cup date syrup or maple
- 1/2 cup plant milk
- 2 tsp vanilla pure
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder organic
- Raspberries coconut flakes or chopped walnuts
- A delicious Sparkling Pomegranate Apple Cider Mocktail:
- 1/4 cup pomegranate juice not from concentrate, fresh
- 1/4 cup apple cider
- 1/2 cup sparkling water
- Optional Infusions and Garnishes:
- 2-3 leaves fresh mint
- 1 slice fresh ginger
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 Tbsp pomegranate seeds
- Instructions for vegan chocolate mousse:
- In a high speed blender place all ingredients and blend for 1-2 minutes till smooth consistency.
- Chill in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.
- Garnish with fresh raspberries and chopped walnuts.
Enjoy Vegan Mousse For A Naturally Healthy Treat
Who says desserts have to be unhealthy! This vegan mousse is actually good for you, full of nutrients and antioxidants, so go ahead and enjoy without any guilt! If you give this recipe a try, take a photo of your finished dish and tag @UnChained_Tv on Instagram. Looking for other easy plant-based recipes to try? Hop on over to the #LunchBreakLIVE page, where we have a ton to choose from. Until next time…keep cookin’!
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