Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse (Vegan and Gluten Free!)
Babes, I am ready to be done with all of the treats. I love the treats. Who doesn’t love waking up and eating cookies for breakfast? I know I do. But my body is craving the more nutrient dense foods and that’s how I know it’s time to get off the treat train.
The only problem is, I still crave the decadence of the holidays without the feelings of treating myself with, well, treats. Anybody feel me, here? Maybe it’s winter, maybe it’s the lack of warmth or sunshine, but truly, I want to feel as though I am enjoying every bite of food I put in my mouth. I’m special, damnit, and my food should be, too.
But I’m also lazy.
This creates quite the conundrum for me. Being lazy and still having unrealistically high standards for feeding myself is ridiculous, and yet I can’t stop. Won’t stop, even. And why should I? There are so many nutrient dense foods available and I’m just lazy enough to figure out a fast and dirty way of making them tasty.
Take this mousse for example.
It is full of vegan ingredients, which the internet and Netflix tells me is the cosmic culinary corridor of the future. It is low sugar, which honestly my body is begging me to back up off that shit, so I’m going to listen. And it’s packed with protein and brain-fueling fat, and who doesn’t want that? It’s also airy AF, and I gladly give myself bonus points for that.
Here's how you make it.
1/2 cup of plain almond milk or coconut yogurt (dairy works, too)
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 small avocado, or 1/2 large
2 Tbsp dutch pressed coco powder, or ground cacao
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup or honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
A skotch of non-dairy milk to thin it.
If you have a food processor, just throw all the ingredients in there and whiz it up. The end product will be light and airy, a tad earthy, and completely decadent. Put your finished product in a shallow dish and refrigerate for one hour. Then eat devour the goodness.
If you don't have a food processor, you can try a nutribullet or one of those hand held immersion blenders that I'm utterly terrible at using. But you can also then refrigerate and devour.
And just like that, our common love of lazy, decadent, nutritious food is fully realized. Happy New Year!