Sometimes when you are craving something sweet, chocolate is the only thing that will do the trick. Since it was my sister-in-law’s birthday and the weather was getting warmer, I wanted to make something that would be light, refreshing and delicious for dessert. So I pulled out this recipe that Tif and I created for the cooking DVD, and I am not going to tell anyone it’s made with tofu and avocado! Yes, you heard me correctly, what makes this chocolate mousse special is its use of tofu and avocado instead of whipping cream and eggs. Experimenting with different ingredients is fun and sometimes surprisingly delicious. You’ll probably have to try this one to believe it!
Healthwise, we used a low glycemic sweetener to stabilize blood sugar levels, which is important for women in general, but even more so during conception and pregnancy. Dark chocolate has numerous health benefits including its arginine content, which encourages blood flow to the uterus and ovaries for fertility. Tofu is a healthful alternative to whipping cream and eggs and it (along with the avocado) preserves the creamy texture of this delicious mousse.
Preparation time: 5 to 10 minutes
Serves 4 to 6
10 ounces dark chocolate, melted
1 package silken tofu (optional: 1/2 an avocado)
2 to 4 tablespoons agave syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a blender or food processor, puree tofu and optional avocado, with agave, vanilla and cinnamon until perfectly smooth. Add melted chocolate and mix until fully combined.
Pour mixture in a bowl, and let sit in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
Source: Cooking for Fertility DVD