Hello There! Good evening 🙂
Tonight I wanted to share an incredible new recipe. I kind of adapted it from “Robbie’s pie” and my latest chocolate pudding recipe. What I am about to share with you is a much, much improved, delicious, decadent version that I am now obsessed with.
There are so many things you can do with this recipe. You can portion it out into individual dessert cups and top off with some coconut milk whipped cream:
… or you can make a double (or triple) layer chocolate mousse pie.
Decedent Chocolate Mousse
This mousse is rich with flavor and full of healthy fats!It’s dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free [depending on the crust you use, if any] If you want to give it a protein boost add a scoop of your favorite protein powder and about 1/4 cup of non-dairy milk
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 1/2 cup of Raw Cacao or Carob or Unsweetened Cocoa Powder [I personally use an equal mix of cacao and carob and it’s divine]
- 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons of virgin coconut oil, melted
- 3/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
scrape out the all of the avocados flesh from their skin and place it all and the banana in your food processor or Vitamix. Blend on high to get it creamy. Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
Take out a little more than half of the mousse and add it to your pie crust or individual dessert cups. Then, take 1/2 cup of coconut whipped cream and add it to the blender, mix on low just until combined. Add that layer to your pie crust or on top of the dark layer of mousse. Let it set in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Top with remaining coconut whipped cream and enjoy!
Let’s talk about coconut again for a minute. I’ve spoken about it before here, but I still come across so many friends and family who seem to be confused about the healthy saturated fats in coconut. Coconut is amazing for energy, weight loss, digestion along with the fact that is aids in lowering your risk for many diseases!
There are so many misconceptions about saturated fats, and as a society we’ve been brainwashed into thinking they are evil. However, it is in fact, sugar and trans fats that are the culprits behind heart disease. Decades ago farmers used a coconut-based feed (because of the saturated fat) to try and fatten their cattle up faster so they would grow quicker and be brought to their demise faster<—so the farmers would profit more. Well, the opposite happened and the cows leaned up and had all this energy! This is why today, they use corn feed, because that is what unnaturally fattens them up as fast as possible.
A friend of mine who is an amazing nutrition professor wrote a MUST READ article all about this,you will find it interesting to see who is behind all of the “saturated fats are bad” studies. I plan to talk more about this subject on the blog soon!
On another note to coconut haters…. I used to LOATHE coconut. I thought it was disgusting, until I learned all the health benefits and gave it another try. My prior experience with coconut was in processed desserts or Christmas cookies as a kid and I hated them. I am now OBSESSED with coconut oil and coconut milk, and I even use some unsweetened shredded coconut in my own desserts!
A tablespoon of coconut oil stuffed in a few dates right before a workout gives me the energy I need and it’s delicious!!!
Dynamic Warm-Ups for 5 minutes
4 Minute Tabata Intervals with the jump rope [<–20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest for 8 sets]
walking lunges holding two 10 pound kettlebells
squats on upside down bosu
^3 sets total
4 minute Tabata intervals of Undulation Rope [<–20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest for 8 sets.]
^2 sets total
4 minute Tabata intervals of REAL full burpees [push-up and jump]
straight leg straddle roll-up & twist with medicine ball [<—can’t find a video but basically I did a roll-up with my legs out in a straddle instead of together. I came up and twisted to touch one tow, rolled down, sit-up and twist to other toe, repeat]
^2 sets each
I’m not sure if I will have a Friday 5 post tomorrow. I hope to get back to my regular schedule with that soon! For now…have a great next couple of days and hope to talk soon!
Was there a food you HATED as a kid but now LOVE???
Have you tried the Undulation Rope exercise yet? It’s seriously killer!