Here’s a no guilt way to get your chocolate mousse fix using chia seeds. This is thicker than regular chia pudding because the coconut fat and lecithin form a mousse-like texture that is to live for. Silk is the best way to describe it. I don't know why I made this only 2 servings because I can eat it in one sitting, so go ahead and double the recipe. If you like a dark chocolate mousse (like I do) then add a bit more cacao. I originally made this as a detox friendly dessert for my book Raw & Simple Detox, but I've been eating it for breakfast on a regular basis for over a year. It's raw, vegan, paleo friendly and really satisfying as well as full of great nutrition. Let me know how you like it in the comments!
Note: This doesn’t work as well with store bought coconut milk beverage as the fat content is too low to give it the silky texture. Use my Coconut Milk version. I promise it'll be awesome.
Chocolate Chia Silk
Makes 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 4-6 hours or more to set
Plan Ahead: You will need 1 cup of Coconut Milk Beverage
1 cup Coconut Milk Beverage
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons xylitol granules*
Few drops liquid stevia to taste*
2 tablespoons lecithin powder or granules
Dash of vanilla powder or ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup chia seeds
Process coconut milk, cacao powder, sweetener, lecithin, and vanilla in a blender. Transfer to a small bowl and add chia seeds. Mix well and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. Stir again to remove lumps and then pour into two individual ramekins or small mason jars. Place in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours or until all liquid is absorbed and begins to set.
Top with cacao nibs, chopped nuts, bananas, or berries if desired.
*For this low glycemic dessert, I like to use both xylitol and stevia. You can substitute with another sweetener if you prefer.
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