Paleo Chocolate Mousse Recipe [Dairy-Free]
Treat yourself to a decadent dessert! I’m definitely going to be adding this paleo chocolate mousse recipe to my favorites list!
If you’re worried that chocolate does not fit within a paleo diet, fear not – dark chocolate has some amazing health benefits. Not the least of which is the stress relief that nibbling on a piece of dark chocolate can bring.
Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate
Topping the list of positive properties of dark chocolate is its high levels of antioxidants. That mitigates the effects of pesky free radicals that might be hanging around in your body.
One study even found dark chocolate to have higher amounts of antioxidants than blueberries and Acai berries. Impressive!
All those antioxidants can be especially beneficial if you have high blood pressure – and more than one billion people worldwide have elevated numbers. Just remember, the studies only saw benefits from eating dark chocolate. Milk and white chocolate eaters did not reap the same benefits.
In other heart health news, dark chocolate is also an ally in lowering your LDL, or “bad” cholesterol and reducing insulin resistance.
If all those healthy heart benefits weren’t enough, dark chocolate does wonders for your skin. How? The flavonols in dark chocolate help protect against UV damage.
Watch Your Portion Size
Sorry – there is one caveat to your invitation to indulge in dark chocolate. You still need to be mindful of your portion sizes.
For this mousse it’s pretty simple – just divide into 8 serving cups or bowls and limit yourself to one at a time.
While dark chocolate has a lot of great things going for it, it has its fair share of calories too. Be honest with your calorie “budget” and be prepared to steer clear of other rich foods on days when you satisfy your chocolate fix.
- 7 oz (200 g) dark chocolate
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) ghee
- 6 egg, yolks and whites separated
- 1/2 cup (110 g) coconut sugar
- Place the chocolate and ghee in a large bowl and place over a pot of warm water. Stir continuous until melted and combined.
- Separate the egg whites and yolks.
- Add the chocolate and ghee mixture to the 6 egg yolks (be careful because the chocolate mixture can be pretty warm and can cook the egg yolks). Mix well with a fork so that there are no bits of unmelted chocolate.
- In a separate bowl, use an electrical whisk to beat the 6 egg whites until it forms peaks. Then add in the coconut sugar and keep whisking until the sugar combines into the mixture.
- Add the chocolate mixture into the egg whites and fold in with a spatula.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 372
- Sugar: 20 g
- Fat: 28 g
- Carbohydrates: 24 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 6 g