Today is two weeks of clean eating- gluten, dairy and refined sugar free (with the exception of my Mother's Day cheat)! So, I made a recipe that I have been eyeing for a few weeks now from Elana's Pantry- Chocolate Mousse. Oh. My. Word. These little pots of mousse are AMAZING. They are rich, delicious and decadent!
Chocolate Mousse by Elana Amsterdam
¼ cup water
¼ cup coconut sugar
1 cup chocolate chunks (I used chips)
4 eggs, separated
½ cup coconut cream from coconut milk
In a medium pot, heat water to boiling. Reduce heat, stir in coconut sugar until dissolved. Remove pan from stove and cool coconut sugar mixture for 8 minutes, add chocolate, stirring until melted. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks until pale yellow. In another medium bowl beat egg whites to stiff peaks. Stir egg yolks into chocolate mixture (in the pot), then stir egg whites into chocolate-yolk mixture until well combined, then stir in coconut cream. Spoon mousse into jars, place in refrigerator overnight to set. Enjoy!
As a side note, most of the coconut cream recipes call for you to take a can of coconut milk, put it in the fridge and then open and take the thickened layer of coconut 'cream' from the top. However, the other day at Freshco (great ethnic food section) I found canned coconut cream! This can be used to make whipped coconut cream or anything that calls for coconut cream!
So now that the detox is finished, how will our diets change? In general, we don't completely avoid anything but we limit gluten and dairy. We rarely have bread in the house, though during the summer and bbq season you will find hamburger buns. When it comes to dairy, we aren't a milk drinking family (only almond or coconut milk) though we do splurge with goat feta and the occasional ice cream. Again, for us the main reason to do a detox is to 'reset' our diet. So though we don't completely avoid anything, we highly limit! However, having great recipes and resources makes it much easier and so you don't feel like you are deprived in any way!
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