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Single Chocolate PB Protein Mousse & Chocolate Hemp-Flax Crust

Over the weekend my family and I had our ‘last hurrah’ of the season in Atlantic City. We took the baby on the boardwalk, ate great food, and played 1-2 no-limit Texas Hold Em’ until 3am (while E was safely asleep in the room with my MIL & SIL).

It was a blast.

Mike usually likes to stop at Sacko’s Subs on our way home, but this time he wanted Tony’s (but ended up stopping at both for his family). Neither place has anything on the menu I really like. It was fine though, we had lunch the day before at The Continental, where I had brought home a leftover salad from (which was big enough for 4 people).

When we finally got home on Sunday (which felt like the longest car-ride ever), I ate my enormous soggy salad and decided I was still hungry. There was no food in our house, not even an avocado for pudding

hempflaxcrust(I’ve been making this a lot lately, but with 1 whole avocado, no banana, no protein and more stevia, to taste. I also can not eat it anymore with without the crust that I’m about to tell you about!)

If I am typically going to have a snack after dinner, I try to choose something that is high in protein. It always works for me. I pretty much had eggs in my fridge, carob in my drawer and some coconut oil. I’m a “when the world hands you lemons…..see if you can turn it into pesto” kind of girl. I trying to make rich, amazing food out of things I just have lying around.

ProteinMousse

I wanted chocolate mousse. With peanut butter. Maybe like a chocolate peanut butter cup mousse? Well…took those eggs and turned them and turned it into a creamy, delicious batch of mousse!

ChocolateMousseEgg

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Mousse

ingredients:

  • 3 hardboiled eggs
  • 2 hardboiled egg whites
  • 4 ounces coconut cream or Fage total Greek yogurt (full fat)
  • 1 Tablespoon carob powder, cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon non-dairy milk (coconut or hemp work best, but almond is ok)
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 18 drops NuNaturals liquid stevia (or 2 Tablespoons maple syrup)
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanathan gum or cornstarch (optional, to thicken)

directions:

Melt together coconut oil and peanut butter, then add sweetener and stir until combined. Place three whole hardboiled eggs, and two without the yolks into a food processor. Add carob/cacao, sea salt, vanilla, peanut butter/coconut oil/stevia mix and blend. Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend until combined. Pour it in a ramekin on top of chocolate flax crust (optional) and let it firm up in the fridge for about an hour.

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hempcrust

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Chocolate Hemp-Flax Crust

ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon carob powder or cacao (or unsweetened cocoa)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 10 drops NuNaturals liquid stevia, or maple syrup to taste
  • a pinch of sea salt

directions:

Place all ingredients in a food processor, stopping to scrape the sides. Drop it all into the bottom of a ramekin and press until even. Place in fridge until ready to use!

Note: I also use a combo of raw almonds and hemp, or almonds and ground flax. Macadamia nuts, hazelnuts also make for a great crust!

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News/Announcement:

I am so extremely excited to announce that I just sent in my application for my 200 hour yoga teacher training!

RYS

 

Although I’d love to say I am doing this just for “fun” –it is a business decision. I have touched on here a while ago that I was looking to reinvent myself professionally. Bottom line, I need/want to work more. I cut back my hours significantly after Ella was born, and although I am still seeing clients part-time, I’m ready to get out there and hammer away like I was years ago. With something new. This is something Michael and I have discussed in length over the past several months. We are both hoping that this is the change  I need to take things to the next level. I may even already have a job lined up! I’m so excited!

 

 

Now…let’s discuss the True Blood finale…for seriously!!!????

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15 Comments

  • Reply Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness

    This is such an interesting recipe! I would never think to put eggs and chocolate together but I bet you don’t even taste them mixed together! I’m curious to try this!

    August 28, 2012 at 9:35 am
    • Reply laury

      Yes, interesting is a good word for it! You def don’t taste it!

      August 28, 2012 at 11:50 pm
  • Reply Wendy

    Whoa! This looks amazing and like something I can make. Maybe I can bring this to family functions too. Congrats on the yoga!!! I have a friend who quit her job to be a yoga instructor. It’s slow-going building up clients, but you’ve already got a good base of clients. You can do it!

    August 28, 2012 at 9:50 am
    • Reply laury

      You could definitely make this!!!

      And thank you, I am hoping it is something that will really help supplement my income, and not be to slow building!!!!

      August 28, 2012 at 11:49 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    Congrats on the yoga thing! I did teacher training last year and I’m glad I did—I don’t plan to teach big classes but it is a nice thing to add to my list of things I can do with clients! I think you’ll like it!

    The crust looks amazing…totally something I’d make and love, as I say about all of your recipes 🙂

    Glad you had a fun weekend

    August 28, 2012 at 11:03 am
    • Reply laury

      I should talk to you about it. I remember you doing it. I know you have more of a full-time gig with your online teaching, and did yoga more to supplement, etc. but am curious if you see a big market for it!

      Aso, I was thinking how much fun i fin another life we were roommates. We’d have so much fun cooking together!

      August 28, 2012 at 11:48 pm
  • Reply Keri

    Ooh the mousse looks fantastic and CONGRATS on your decision! You will make a fab yoga instructor and I hope you will share some of what you learn in class : )

    August 28, 2012 at 11:19 am
    • Reply laury

      thanks! I am so excited and will be sure to share!

      August 28, 2012 at 11:47 pm
  • Reply the delicate place

    whoa. i was actually really surprised that whole hard boiled eggs went in there?! i may have to try this…i think the texture would be great…no taste of yolk?

    shhh! i am 1 whole season behind on true blood! more erik please. 🙂

    August 28, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    • Reply laury

      I didn’t taste any egg whatsoever! I was nervous that’s why I threw in the PB but next time I will just do chocolate. It was really creamy! Definitely interesting and different, but not in a bad way

      August 28, 2012 at 11:47 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    Oh boy, this looks great! I can’t believe there are eggs in there! It seems like it would be so weird, but it certainly looks fantastic.
    Congrats on signing up for yoga teacher training! Sounds like you know what you want and I’m certainly confident you’ll get it:) Yay for positive changes!

    August 28, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    • Reply laury

      yes it does seem weird…but you don’t taste them! Avocado pudding seemed weird to me at first too 🙂

      August 28, 2012 at 10:36 pm
  • Reply Kimberly

    This looks so good! I have been meaning to ask you if you would be willing to share your recipe for the cake you made Ella for her birthday? I have been attempting some sugar free concoctions for my daughter’s first birthday in a few weeks but not getting good results. I would love some help. Thanks!

    August 29, 2012 at 9:46 am
    • Reply laury

      Hi Kimberly! I will shot you an email 🙂

      August 29, 2012 at 10:46 pm
  • Reply Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner

    What an absolutely ingenious recipe!!!! Thank you SO much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to post it!!!! 😀

    September 3, 2012 at 1:16 am
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