by: Yuri Elkaim

Vitamix Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Chocolate gets a bad rap sometimes.

Sure, when it’s mixed with additives, shelf stabilizers, and loaded with sugar, it doesn’t do much good for your health.

But, enjoyed as cacao – the raw, unprocessed form of chocolate – it’s an incredible superfood worth adding to your diet.

Especially when it’s a creamy and smooth treat like this Vitamix chocolate mousse, which is easy to whip up using a high-speed blender.

Cacao for the Health Win

Raw cacao is packed with vitamins and nutrients, including:

  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Potassium and manganese
  • Antioxidant flavonoids
  • Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, E
  • Heart-healthy oleic acid
  • Protein
  • Fiber

In fact, if you need a quick-and-easy chocolate fix now and then and want to enjoy it healthfully, be sure to check out these other recipes:

7 Reasons to Choose Cacao

Let’s look at the benefits choosing cacao can have on your health.

1) Lower blood pressure

The flavanols in cacao may lower blood pressure by promoting the dilation of blood vessels.

2) Improved circulation

Supporting your blood vessels also strengthens them, which may lead to better circulation.

3) Heart health

Essential minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants make cacao a strong support for healthy blood pressure and cholesterol. It may even help reduce plaque buildup on artery walls.

4) Disease protection

Raw cacao’s massive dose of antioxidants can protect the body from free radical damage that can come from sun exposure, pollution, and even cigarette smoke.

5) Healthy digestion

Raw cacao contains fiber, whuch can stimulate your gut to create and regulate healthy digestive enzymes.

6) Mental alertness

Nutrients in raw cacao help boost the nervous system, relax smoothi musclees, and naturally boost energy. All of these things contribute to a state of mental clarity.

7) Creates bliss

It may sounds like a bit of brand marketing, but it’s true. Chemicals in raw cacao can stimulate seratonin, improving mood and lessening depression.

Vitamix Chocolate Mousse

You’ll notice that this recipe calls for the meat from one or two young Thai coconuts.

There’s no reason to be intimidated by the idea of opening coconuts to get the meat – but I totally understand, because I was concerned about it, too, until I tried it.

But using the fresh coconuts is fun and easier than you might image, plus the fresh coconut water and delicious meat really do make a difference in the flavor profile of this recipe.

The only thing you need is a meat cleaver or a 10-inch heavy kitchen knife to get started. Young Thai coconuts can be found at Asian markets or health food stores and they come wrapped in plastic.

You can use other types of coconut, but the meat is often not as soft – usually the meat from young Thai coconuts is similar to the consistency of tofu, very soft.

Vitamix Chocolate Mousse

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Vegan Vitamix Chocolate Mousse
This no-cook mousse is light, fluffy, and good for you. It contains raw cacao and fresh coconut (but don't be intimidated – it's super easy!).
Vitamix Chocolate Mousse Recipe
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Prep Time 10 minutes
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  1. Blend all ingredients except berries in a high-powered blender.
  2. If desired, place berries in bottom of dessert cup.
  3. Layer mixture over berries in dessert bowls and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
  4. Top with coconut whipped cream if desired.
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Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim is one of the world’s most trusted health and fitness experts. A former pro soccer player turned NYT bestselling author of The All-Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet, his clear, science-backed advice has transformed the lives of more than 500,000 men and women and he’s on a mission to help 100 million people by 2040. Read his inspiring story, “From Soccer to Bed to No Hair on My Head” that started it all.

 

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