I work in a beauty office where everyone is constantly on diets. Whether it’s trying to cut out sugar, count calories, remove carbs or whatever the latest fad I try to keep my colleagues excited about eating HEALTHY food. By doing so, I have them focus less on what they shouldn’t eat and more of what they SHOULD eat. Healthy, raw food does taste good you just have to learn how to make it work for you.
Today I made raw vegan chocolate mousse parfaits for everyone and made one batch with a natural sweetener(honey or agave) and one without. Working within the constraints of no sugar, yes not even a natural sweetener like honey or agave, I was able to make it work. As it turns out the non sugar crew, along with the sweetener crew, LOVED the mousse. So much in fact they commented it was not only satisfying but tasted great and was extremely filling. Below is a pic of some of the parfaits I made for my office crew along with the recipe.
Happy mousse making!
Unsweetened Chocolate Mousse Parfaits
Makes about 5-6 parfaits:
2-2.5 frozen bananas
1 refrigerated avocado
1/4-1/3 cup raw unsweetened organic cacao powder (add more if you want to make darker)
1/4 cup raw almond butter
1/2 cup almond milk (add more if texture is too thick to mix)
Mix in a food processor or NutriBullet until smooth
Top with 1/2 banana sliced into 5-6 pieces
Sprinkle Raw organic cacao nibs
Sprinkle Raw unsweetened coconut flakes
Drizzle with raw organic almond butter