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.

INGREDIENTS

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.

Serves 2.

By Cait Johnson, author of Witch in the Kitchen (Inner Traditions, 2001).

14 comments

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen4 years ago

Thank you :)

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Patricia H.
Patricia H.4 years ago

thanks for sharing

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J.L. A.
JL A4 years ago

yum

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Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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LM Sunshine
James Merit5 years ago

will try, thank you.

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Jennifer C.
Past Member 6 years ago

Awesome pic. Recipe sounds delicious. Thanks.

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Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago

Sounds good. Thanks Cait.

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Jon Hoy
Jonjon Hoy6 years ago

Try mixing cottage cheese and fruit yogurt. Thats my fav to do.

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Jon Hoy
Jonjon Hoy6 years ago

Mmmmmmm yummy! Saved this recipe for future use.

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Flopi Dolle
Florence Dolle6 years ago

Chocolate mousse contains egg whites and a LOT of good quality (preferably dark) chocolate. Whoever thinks this is a good recipe obviously has never eaten the real stuff.
I'm depressed now...

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