raw chocolate raspberry mousse

These luscious little pots of raw chocolate mousse come together in a flash. They’re lightly flavoured with raspberry, totally vegan, gluten-free, and free from refined sugar.

Chocolate Raspberry Mouse {vegan} // www.heynutritionlady.com

My husband and I are not particularly romantic people. We don’t hold hands, and we’re not cuddlers.

If you’re a snuggler, power to you. I think you’re weird, but to each their own. Luckily, the husband and I are compatible in our snuggle-less-ness (lest you think he’s trying to snuggle up to me by encroaching on my space; no, he’s just a sprawler), and we show our affection for one another in other ways.

We’ve been meeting for a lunch hour swim date once a week, which takes me back to our beginnings. And I tell ya, seeing him walk out onto the pool deck still makes my heart flutter every bit as much as it did 15 some years ago when we first met. That man is every bit as cute as he is infuriating.

Chocolate Raspberry Mouse {vegan} // www.heynutritionlady.com

 

And, we’ve always shown affection for one another with food. In the early days of our courtship when Paul was a starving student he’d buy me a slice of day-old cake from the deli around the corner, and we’d eat it together on his bed while watching movies on his desktop computer.

Now, we spend a good chunk of each Saturday prepping a fancy date-night-in dinner together, which might just be my favourite part of the entire week. And, usually while we’re cooking, we step out of our mutual comfort zones and steal a quick hug. That’s romantic, right?

Chocolate Raspberry Mouse {vegan} // www.heynutritionlady.com

Here’s a little something sweet for your Valentine’s celebration. Raw Chocolate Mousse. Before I tell you that it’s vegan, free from refined sugar, and made from avocados, bananas, and coconut oil, I want you to know that it’s really really good.

This Raw Chocolate Mousse is luscious. It’s silky smooth. It’s intensely chocolately. It’s incredibly rich. And it’s got just a hint of raspberry flavour to balance things out and knock the sweetness down a notch. Oh yeah, and it’s vegan, free from refined sugar, and made from avocados, bananas, and coconut oil.

The best part is how *easy* this Raw Chocolate Mousse is to make! Everything is blitzed together in a food processor or blender so it literally takes five minutes to throw together. It needs to chill for about 30 minutes afterwards so the coconut oil can set up and create that mousse like texture, but you can spend that time sipping pre-dessert cocktails, dancing in the kitchen, or, you know, snuggling, if you’re weird like that.

Chocolate Raspberry Mouse {vegan} // www.heynutritionlady.com

Other romantic treats you might enjoy:
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake with Dried Cherries and Smoked Salt
Single Serving Chocolate Cake
Naturally Sweetened Chocolate, Two Ways
Strawberry Maca Milkshake

Chocolate Raspberry Mouse {vegan} // www.heynutritionlady.com
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Raw Chocolate Raspberry Mousse

These luscious little pots of chocolate raspberry mousse come together in a flash. They're vegan, gluten-free, and free from refined sugar.
Course Dessert, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 431 kcal
Author Katie Trant

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 6 Tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup good quality cocoa or cacao powder
  • 2-3 Tbsp raspberry powder
  • 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup optional
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Place the avocados, bananas, and melted coconut oil in the bowl of a food processor and blitz until smooth.
  2. Add the cocoa, 2 Tbsp of raspberry powder, and a pinch of salt. Blitz again.
  3. Taste the mousse and decide if you'd like to add any more raspberry powder to get a more intense flavour, and if you'd like to add a touch of maple syrup for sweetness. Blitz again if necessary.
  4. Spoon the mousse into four ramekins or dessert glasses. Chill for at least 30 minutes prior to serving.
  5. To serve, garnish with pomegranate arils, cocoa nibs, extra raspberry powder, or a touch of hibiscus salt.

Recipe Notes

-I use hibiscus salt here because it's pretty, but it's not necessary.
-Can't find raspberry powder? You can blitz freeze-dried raspberries to make your own, or leave it out.
-Other flavour suggestions: orange zest, a pinch of chipotle powder, freshly grated ginger, or vanilla bean and sea salt.

Nutrition Facts
Raw Chocolate Raspberry Mousse
Amount Per Serving
Calories 431 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 884mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 11g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 3.7%
Vitamin C 20.8%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Recipe adapted from Natural Kitchen Adventures.Chocolate Raspberry Mouse {vegan} // www.heynutritionlady.com

 



 

Comments

  1. Oh, I so feel you. I can’t even remember the last time that my boyfriend and I went to bed at the same time (or indeed, got up at the same time) and I’m just glad that I’m the one who tends to go to bed first because otherwise, I don’t think there would be any space for me at all. Luckily we’re compatible in enough other ways – like our love for dessert – that it all works out. These look wonderfully rich and decadent; chocolate + raspberry is such a good combination.

    • There’s no way I can be in bed first, he goes to bed so dang early! But I do enjoy the mornings after he’s gotten up (obnoxiously early) and I can face any direction I like without getting breathed on! And yes, chocolate and raspberry is a combination destined to be together. So delish!

    • Such a great recipe, thanks for the inspiration, Ceri! I do love your orange ginger version, but raspberry is so perfect as well. Gonna whip up another batch for my solo weekend!

  2. Any idea where to get Raspberry Powder? or freeze dried raspberries that I could turn into a powder? Greater Vancouver area…

  3. Your story make me laugh out loud. 🙂 My husband’s body temperature is like a furnace from hell. That is not good when you’re a menopausal women who has hot flashes during the night. Trust me! If I could get away with setting up a boundary of pillow I would, but that wouldn’t go over well with my guy.

    This looks so good! My lovely Alex took me to the Peninsula hotel for tea yesterday and I had a vegan chocolate pudding just like this. It was incredible!

    • Linda, I’m hoping by that stage in our lives we’ve got a much bigger place and I can have my own room! I think we’d both be much happier for it! But yes, this mousse, incredible. Get in there!

  4. no luck finding the raspberry powder yet but did find some Acai powder at Choices ( a local grocer that has more specialized things) so might try it with Acai.

    • I love Choices! I can’t speak of how the flavour would be with Acai powder, but give it a go! You might also try Urban Fare, or more of a specialty herb and supplement store. Berry and vegetable powders (beet, broccoli, etc) seem to be in vogue here, so there’s lots of selection. And of course you can always order online!

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