Celebrate Chocolate Month this February with a simple, healthful, and delicious recipe for chocolate mousse. This decadent-tasting dessert is decidedly guilt-free, offering a serious nutrient boost and surprisingly light calorie profile.
Chocolate Mousse with Berries
Serves: 4 | Serving Size: 1 cup
- 1 12-ounce box of silken tofu
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 cups assorted berries (raspberries, blueberries, sliced strawberries, etc.)
- Nonfat whipped cream
- Puree tofu, sugar, and cocoa powder in a food processor. Divide between four tall stemmed glasses. Refrigerate until ready to serve or proceed to the next step right away.
- Mash berries in a bowl and divide the mixture among the four glasses of chocolate mousse. Top each glass with about 2 tablespoons of nonfat whipped cream and serve.
Serves 4. Each serving contains 311 calories, 2 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 192 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, 3 g dietary fiber, 32 g sugar, and 9 g protein.
Each serving also has 8% DV vitamin A, 156% DV vitamin C, 6% DV calcium, and 5% DV iron.
For a particularly fancy look, dust the top of the whipped cream with cocoa powder.
Use your blender or a food processor to combine the tofu, sugar, and cocoa powder. Putting the ingredients in a bowl and using an immesion blender should also work.
This is a great way to reduce the empty calories in a typical dessert while also increasing its nutrient density. Silken tofu is full of protein and offers the perfect creamy richness without all the fat.
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