Super healthy easy chocolate mousse - Rethink Central

Super healthy easy chocolate mousse

by | Aug 5, 2013 | Cake

“Unlike most chocolate mousse recipes you don’t even need to wait for this to set.”
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We’ve tested hundreds of chocolate mousse recipes over the years. Not because we want to, oh no, it’s you know, for science. Ahem.

But this one is our favourite. It’s packed full of healthy ingredients – maca and cacao – and is super fast to make.

Unlike most chocolate mousse recipes you don’t even need to wait for this to set.

So from chocolate urge, to kitchen, to back to the sofa shouldn’t take you more than ten minutes total. Result.



250g/1 tub mascarpone at room temperature

2 or 3 tablespoons of milk (or more as needed for a creamy consistency)
3 tablespoons cacao (or to taste)

Cacao is raw chocolate and has a very strong flavour, go easy if you’re not used to it
You can substitute this with cocoa, but use less sugar, as cocoa is sweetened already.
2 heaped tablespoons of maca (superfood for energy and hormone balance)
3-4 tablespoons of powdered/icing sugar to taste
2 tablespoons good quality vanilla essence

To prepare

Add mascarpone to a bowl with a slosh of milk and the vanilla. Mix with an electric mixer on low till it becomes creamy and smooth.

Sift two tablespoons of the sugar into the mixture, one tablespoon of cacao and all of the maca. Mix lightly with the beaters off, to prevent the powder blowing everywhere. Then switch on and blend to smooth.

Taste. Add more of everything to taste. Cacao is a very strong flavour and more cacao is likely to need more sugar to offset it. But if you like your chocolate bitter, then go just go easy on the sweet stuff. Maca doesn’t taste of much, but is slightly bitter, but the cacao and vanilla will mask it, while still giving you all the benefits..

If your mixture thickens up, slosh in some more milk till creamy.

Serve in pretty cups and dress with your favourite fruit. You don’t even need to chill it, though you can if you’d like.

Really Good Bit

This dessert takes moments to make and is packed full of antioxidants, nutrients and super foods.

It’ll give you energy, regulate your hormones, fight off cancer (allegedly!), and generally be so healthy you’re positively saintly for eating it.

And it tastes amazing without being particularly fattening.

You can make this up to three days ahead. Though good luck with keeping it in the fridge that long, it makes the perfect almost healthy snack…


From the kitchen of Liz Scully

Liz is the founder of our sister company, Rethink Retreats – and likes to crack on she eats healthily. But as you can see from this recipe, and from our popular Cake! book (full version available on Amazon), that in no way means she stints herself.

Check these other indulgent simple recipes from Liz:

Spicy chickpea and couscous
Beetroot and carrot salad
Green almondsc

And read more about her life in India on Madam, let me tell you one thing.

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