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Good-for-You Chocolate Mousse

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.

Serves 2.

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

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Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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2:42AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

Thank you :)

11:55AM PST on Dec 29, 2012

thanks for sharing

9:22AM PST on Dec 10, 2012


1:48PM PDT on Jul 26, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

4:01PM PST on Feb 2, 2012

will try, thank you.

10:17PM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

Awesome pic. Recipe sounds delicious. Thanks.

12:42AM PDT on May 19, 2011

Sounds good. Thanks Cait.

7:35PM PDT on May 18, 2011

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

7:33PM PDT on May 18, 2011

Mmmmmmm yummy! Saved this recipe for future use.

7:07PM PDT on May 17, 2011

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.
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