Good-for-You Chocolate Mousse
My sweetheart and I discovered this amazingly delicious but oh-so-healthy dessert because we were craving something sweet, creamy, and chocolatey but didn’t feel like really cooking. It’s ridiculously easy to make, and it tastes so decadent, it’s hard to believe it’s good for you, too.
1 cup Greek-style yogurt (any yogurt has healthy probiotics, but the Greek kind is extra-thick and creamy)
Organic fair-trade cocoa powder, to taste (lots of antioxidants here; we used about a tablespoon, but some of you may prefer it stronger)
Maple syrup, to taste (a natural sweetener that is better for you than refined sugar; we used about 2 tablespoons, but let your sweet tooth be your guide)
Optional toppings: Walnuts, dark chocolate shavings, a dollop of plain yogurt, thawed frozen raspberries.
Simply mix the ingredients together, spoon into pretty glasses, top with optional toppings (or leave it nude) and enjoy.
By Cait Johnson, author of Witch in the Kitchen (Inner Traditions, 2001).