If a creamy light fluffy texture and that rich dark chocolate deliciousness wasn’t enough this mousse has the added bonus of a zingy lime flavour too, which cuts through the bitter chocolate. It’s the perfect healthier high protein packed dessert for chocolate lovers!
Ever since I tried a bar of dark chocolate with lime last summer, I’ve been obsessed with combining citrus flavours and chocolate. It sounds like such an odd combination – dark chocolate and lime, together? Yes!!! I’m telling you that it’s a match made in heaven. The citrus notes cut through the rich and intense dark chocolate flavour really well. So if you’re not a fan of dark chocolate then this concept may be a gentler way to introduce your taste buds to that bitter chocolate taste.
- 1/2 cup full fat cottage cheese
- 25g dark chocolate, melted
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Zest 1 lime
- In a food processor, combine the cottage cheese and melted dark chocolate until smooth.
- Pour in the maple syrup and grated lime zest and stir through.
- Chill the mousse in the fridge for 1 hour before eating.
With only 4 ingredients this couldn’t be easier to whip up! Rather than using double cream, I’ve swapped it out for organic cottage cheese that is naturally higher in protein and a healthier option. Also, using a natural sweetener like maple syrup, adds sweetness to the mousse without the nasty additives and has a lower glycemic index to processed sugars.
This recipe is part of a collaboration with the Organic Trade Board as part of their #OrganicUnboxed campaign. I was sent a mystery box full to the brim of organic ingredients to develop a recipe to highlight the health benefits of organic food. When I can I often buy organic ingredients at home because crops are exposed to fewer pesticides and the welfare of livestock is better considered. From a health aspect, research has shown that organic crops contain 60% higher volume of key nutrients.
I prefer to layer my mousse with some of my favourite berries like strawberries and blueberries to make it feel extra special. However, it’s just as good by itself chilled straight from the fridge and eaten from the blender with a spoon.
Do you buy organic food at home? What are your reasons for buying organic produce?
*Recipe commissioned by Organic Trade Board, but all opinions are my own.