Raw delicious Almond and Raspberry summer mousse

August 13, 2016 • Desserts • Views: 646

This light & refreshing summer mousse is perfect for any health conscious person who wants to enjoy something sweet, but doesn’t want eat refined carbohydrates.

Ingredients

  • 450 grams Raspberries
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Vanilla pod
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of natural almond butter

Instructions

Wash & place the raspberries in the food processor.

Scoop the avocado flesh out of the skin & remove the stone. Scrape the vanilla seeds out of the pod & place in the food processor, along with the rest of the ingredients. Whizz together until you have a light smooth pale pink mousse.

Pour into a container & leave in the fridge for an hour. Serve with fresh raspberries and my delicious creamy coconut ice-cream.

Benefits

Raspberries are a powerhouse of numerous health benefits ranging from vitamin A, C, E, along with riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper, selenium and many more.

Raspberries are rich in antioxidants & help neutralize free radicals in the body which will support & prevent damage to cell membranes & other structures.

Raspberries are also a good source of quercetin & this antioxidant that reduces the release of histamine so is a fantastic support for hay fever suffers.

Coconut cream is thicker than coconut milk & contains more coconut which is why it is thicker & richer in texture.

It is high in fibre & an excellent source of vitamins C & E, along with iron, selenium, calcium & magnesium.

Almond nut butter contains healthy fats & fibre as well as vitamin E, magnesium, calcium, & copper. The natural almond butter I use is free from sugar, and the one I use is free hydrogenated fats & other additives.

Avocados are rich in carotenoids & lycopene which are important antioxidants. Avocados also supply us with omega 3 fatty acids, in the form of linolenic acid. The monounsaturated fat can help lower cholesterol & improve heart health. Avocados contain many essential vitamins & minerals including vitamin B5, K & fibre, magnesium, iron & potassium.

This dessert is light, refreshing, & takes a few minutes to make.

 

 

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