This chocolate protein mousse is rich, delicious and... healthy. Thanks to a few smart ingredient swaps, I've made a healthier twist on the traditional dessert that's packed with protein and good fats. I promise you're going to love it.
- Add egg yolks, greek yogurt, protein powder, coconut sugar, flour and sea salt to a small saucepan. Whisk until combined.
- Place saucepan on stovetop and warm mixture over low heat. Stir constantly for 3 minutes.
- In the meantime, melt the dark chocolate and stevia chocolate chips in the microwave.
- Remove the saucepan from the stovetop. Add in the melted chocolate and mix to combine.
- Add egg whites to a medium sized mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to whip egg whites for 5 minutes. In this time, you should be able to get them into stiff peaks. If not, carry on. It'll still taste delicious.
- Slowly drizzle in the chocolate mixture, gently folding it into the whipped egg whites as you go.
- Once combined, pour the protein mousse into 4 small ramekins.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
- When ready to eat, remove the fridge and add optional toppings. You can find suggestions in the recipe notes below.
- This pudding will continue to thicken in the fridge. If you're looking for that traditional mousse texture, then be sure to plan ahead and cool for the full 2 hours.
- Don't burn the chocolate! To avoid this, microwave the chocolate in 20-second intervals, stirring between each interval. Otherwise it will start to scorch and have a burned flavour.
- Add optional toppings: The world is your oyster here. Although, I wouldn't top with oysters. Some of my favourite toppings for this protein mousse are whipped cream, berries, sliced banana, dark chocolate shavings, cacao nibs, chopped nuts, hemp hearts, drizzled nut butter, and unsweetened coconut flakes.
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