These decadent chocolate mousse filled strawberries are low in sugar, gluten free, vegan and have only 70 calories per serving! A perfect dessert for any occasion.
Let’s be honest, dietitians love chocolate too! And what’s not to love, good quality dark chocolate and cocoa powder contains flavanols which have been shown to support healthy circulation and blood flow. Unfortunately, many of our favorite chocolate indulgences are accompanied by an excess of calories and sugar. With Easter and Passover holidays approaching and the arrival of American Chocolate Week (yes, that’s a thing), I’m excited to share my new favorite guilt-free find with all of you!
This month’s Recipe Redux challenge is to create a recipe with “7 ingredients or less”. Done! These Chocolate Mouse Filled Strawberries contain only 5 ingredients and are a cinch to make. They lasted in my frig for a few days without losing their texture (I had to threaten my family not to touch them). Serve them for a totally guilt free and dare I say, nutritious dessert. With only 70 calories in a 4 piece serving, it’s a no-brainer for holidays or any day. The secret ingredient- soft/silken tofu- adds protein, heart healthy fat and creaminess without any dairy. You may even get away with eating these babies for breakfast! Just think of how yummy they would be on top of whole grain pancakes, waffles or Greek yogurt. This tasty treat is perfect for basically everyone including your friends and family following vegan, gluten free or diabetic meal plans. I suggest making a double batch, they won’t stick around for long.Chocolate Mousse Filled Strawberries: 70 calories, low sugar, #glutenfree, #vegan… Click To Tweet
- 3 ounces soft/silken tofu- blotted dry
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 packets stevia or preferred sweetener
- 16 medium strawberries, stems removed and hulled
- 1 Tablespoon mini chocolate chips- vegan if preferred
- Blend tofu, cocoa powder and stevia in a food processor until smooth. (Makes about ¼ cup plus 2 Tablespoons)
- Transfer mixture into a zipper bag or pastry bag.
- Cut off corner of zipper bag and pipe cocoa mixture into each strawberry.
- Top each with chocolate chips (about 5-6 per strawberry)
Some may prefer the mousse a bit sweeter, taste it first and add extra stevia if necessary. Remember that it will pick up sweetness from the berries and chocolate chips.
To make the filling and serving process easier, cut off the very bottom tip of the strawberry to create a flat surface and allow it to stand up.
If stevia is not your thing and you wish to use regular sugar, just mix it in and taste as you go to avoid over-sweetening.
Disclosure: Though I have collaborated on projects with House Foods Tofu, I was not compensated to develop this recipe and it is not part of any contract work. All opinions are my own.
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