Valentine’s Guiltless Chocolate Mousse
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. A day to show your love and commitment to your spouse, lover, partner, and even your special loved ones. We stock up on chocolates, flowers, balloons, and jewelry. (Which like most women, I don’t mind getting pretty things too!)
This Valentine’s make your honey or indulge yourself in some guiltless chocolate mousse. My version is in the raw form, you can add and take away anything you don’t like or like to make it your own. Change up the recipe a bit and add peppermint or lemon zest. So many versions to do with this recipe and it’s super simple! Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy all the love you deserve on this special day!
1 C cashews- soaked for 6-8 hours
2 Tbs Agave
4 Tbsp of melted coconut oil
1 Tbsp of almond extract
1/2 C of water
2 Tbsp of cacao powder
2 Tbsp of shredded unsweetened coconut
1 Tbsp of cacao nibs
Put cashews, agave, coconut oil, almond extract, water, and cacao in a food processor or immersion blender- like a Vitamix. Mix for 2-3 minutes till it’s thick and smooth. You may have to scrape down the sides while it mixes. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour. Then eat!
Alternatives to the Recipe:
1 tsp of vanilla extract and 1/2 C of sliced strawberries
1 tsp of peppermint extract and 1/2 C of raspberries
1 tsp of orange or lemon extract and add zest to the top
1 tsp of Maca powder and 1/4 C ofGoji berries for the top (Be sure to research if Maca root is okay for any health conditions you may have)
A pinch of cayenne powder and 1 tsp of sliced almonds
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