Paleo Chocolate Mousse
This chocolate mousse is good enough to have for breakfast. It’s good enough to have after you work out. Or before you work out. Or pretty much any day of the week that ends with a “y”. The reason? It’s made with delicious dark chocolate, luscious coconut milk, and is a knockout way to get your complete protein goodness on, because it’s made with pure gelatin – an excellent, undervalued source of protein.
And in case chocolate mousse alone isn’t enough to get you going, you can add various flavours to make it the ultimate chocolate mousse. How about peppermint for a cool chocolate creation? Or a dash of cayenne pepper for a Mayan treat?
Quick facts: This mousse is made with grass-fed gelatin, which simply means it’s made from cows that ate grass – what cows are meant to eat. It is a crystallized version of all the pure protein packed into their bones, cartilage and connective tissue. Gelatin used to be a staple of human diets – it was never sold in pwdered form; it was ingested because we used to eat the whole animal. And the parts we couldn’t eat, like bones and joints, we would boil to make broth. With today’s hype surrounding eating just the muscle (and as lean of a muscle as possible), gelatin has fallen to the wayside and has been relegated to purple and green cubes of jiggle in cafeterias worldwide. Gelatin contains essential amino acids for building strong muscles, bones and healthy joints. Studies have shown that gelatin can help heal gut linings that have been torn apart by the inflammatory effects of grains and processed sugars, as well as balance hormones and help decrease spasticity in various neurological disorders.If you can’t find grass fed gelatin, go for the next best thing: unflavoured Knox brand gelatin that has only one ingredient.
- 2 oz unsweetened baking chocolate (2 squares) or 80-90% dark chocolate
- 200 ml pure full fat coconut milk
- 1-2 tbsp pure gelatin (preferably grass fed)(2 packets of Knox)
- 250 ml of boiling water
- 2-3 drops of pure peppermint oil OR a small pinch of cayenne pepper
- Place a bowl over a saucepan half-filled with water to create a double-boiler. Melt chocolate, stirring gently. Add in coconut milk and stir to combine.
- Take chocolate mixture off heat and set aside.
- Pour gelatin into a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Whisk well until all the gelatin has dissolved.
- Pour gelatin into chocolate mixture and whisk well to combine. Add in peppermint oil or cayenne pepper and whisk again to combine.
- Pour into ramekins or another dish and refrigerate for a few hours until gelatin has set.
This chocolate mousse is easy to make, super-healthy, and sophreakin’ good!