High Protein Dark Chocolate Mousse
A super light and airy, high protein, healthier, & DELICIOUS chocolate mousse, yummmmm!
How is it healthier?
Greek yoghurt! I substitute it for heavy cream, which makes this mousse a whole lot less energy-dense and lower in saturated fat. So instead of upwards of 500 calories per serving, you’re looking at half that amount. Whilst everything is not always about calories and choosing the lowest calorie option every.single.time, sometimes when it comes to a dessert like chocolate mousse, I do like that I can make it slightly healthier, while still enjoying all the goodness of a traditional chocolate mousse. Plus its really bloody delicious!
Why high protein?
Whilst this is a higher protein mousse compared to the traditional ones, I don't want you to assume that high protein automatically means healthy. It doesn't.
I just like opting for higher protein snacks and desserts at the moment as protein will keep me fuller for longer and aid in my muscle-building goals.
Serves 6, GF
3 egg yolks
3 egg whites
30g vanilla or chocolate protein powder
3/4 cup plain greek yoghurt (I used Chobani)
1/4 cup brown sugar
160g 70% dark chocolate (I used Lindt)
1. In a small saucepan over low heat whisk together the egg yolks, protein powder, greek yoghurt, and brown sugar. Slowly heat up and simmer for 5 minutes until warm and thickened slightly, then take off the heat.
2. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate using the double boiler method (link here if you're not sure what is it) 3. Pour the melted chocolate into the egg mixture and mix until well combined.
4. Using an electric mixer or standing mixer beat the egg whites in a large bowl until stiff peaks form.
5. VERY slowly add the chocolate mixture into the egg whites. Just add little bit by little bit and gently fold it through. Try to be gentle os that the egg whites stay airy.
6. Pour into 6 small ramekins and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
Cals: 254, Protein: 13g, Carbohydrates: 19.7, Fat: 13.8g