RECIPE: RASPERRY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

“Looking for that special treat to make for that special someone this coming valentines weekend?… What better way to show your love than a full of flavour desert, thats not so full on the calories.”

Nutrition Information

  • Kcal 115
  • Fat 6g
  • Saturates 3g
  • Carbs 14g
  • Sugars 12g
  • Protein 4g

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Chambord (raspberry liqueur)
  • 1 tablespoon low-fat milk
  • ¾ teaspoon gelatin
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 large eggs, separated (see Tip)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, raspberries and/or chocolate shavings for garnish

Directions

1 – Combine Chambord and milk in a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin on top and let stand to soften.

2 – Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on High for 1 minute. Stir well, then continue microwaving in 30-second increments on High until two-thirds of the chocolate has melted, stirring well after each burst.

3 – Bring 1 inch water to a bare simmer in a medium saucepan. Combine egg yolks, 3 table­spoons sugar and salt in a metal bowl large enough to rest in the pan without touching the water. Set the bowl over the water and whisk constantly until the sugar dissolves, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the gelatin mixture and whisk until it dissolves, about 1 minute. Remove from heat; whisk in the chocolate and vanilla.

4 – Beat egg whites in a clean large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and continue beating until the mixture holds stiff, shiny peaks.

5 – Whisk one-fourth of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture until smooth. With a rubber spatula, gently fold the remaining egg whites into the chocolate mixture just until incorporated. Divide among 8 dessert dishes (about ½ cup each).

6 – Cover and refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours. Serve garnished with whipped cream, raspberries and/or chocolate shavings, if desired.

Make ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 2 days

Makes 8 Servings

Prep time 20 mins

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RECIPE: Energy Balls

“What are Energy balls I hear you ask? They are full with nutrients, made with super food and whole food, high in protein, healthy carbs, fats, and fibre, which helps build lean muscle mass, boost energy and aid weight maintenance. Essentially, they are simple and guilt-free, you could say the perfect snack!”

Nutrition information

  • kcal 92
  • fat 3.4g
  • saturates 0.8g
  • carbs 14g
  • sugars 9g
  • fibre 2.8g
  • protein 2.1

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup of dates/ if dry, soak in warm water for 10 minutes, then drain well.
  • 3 tbsp all-natural salted peanut or almond butter.
  • 1/4 cup diary free dark chocolate (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (or sub flax or hemp seeds)
  • 2/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats

Directions

1 – Pulse dates in a food processor or blender until they’re in small pieces or it forms a ball.
2 – Add oats, chocolate, chia seeds and peanut butter and mix until combined. You want there to be a consistently small pieces but not overly processed.
3 – Carefully roll into 1 inch balls (29-30) grams per ball), using the warmth of your hands to mould them together. Should yield 14-15 balls.
4 – To set, pop in fridge or freezer for 15 minutes. Otherwise eat as is! Will keep fresh in an air tight bag or container for up to a week. can freeze for long term storage.

Makes 15 small sized balls

Prep time approx 15 mins

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