Chocolate Mint Chia Mousse

This easy recipe features the tried-and-true combination of chocolate and mint that is so appealing at the holidays. As a bonus, they are packed with satiating healthy fats from chia seeds, making this dish wholesome enough to be enjoyed as a breakfast or snack.
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Chocolate Mint Chia Mousse recipe
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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 5 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 1/3 cups unsweetened dairy or non-dairy milk
  • 3/4 cup raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • Pinch sea salt

Preparation

1. In a bowl, soak dates in warm water for at least 2 hours to soften; drain.

2. In a food processor or high-speed blender, combine dates, milk, cacao powder, chia seeds, honey, peppermint extract and salt until silky smooth. (TIP: For an even smoother texture, grind chia before adding to the blender.)

3. Divide mixture evenly into 4 small Mason jars or ramekins, cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. If using, garnish with mint leaves and dried cranberries arranged to look like holly for a holiday effect. 

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 340
  • Carbohydrate Content: 52 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 8 mg
  • Fat Content: 12 g
  • Fiber Content: 10 g
  • Protein Content: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 6 g
  • Sodium Content: 73 mg
  • Sugar Content: 38 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 3 g