Guiltless Almond Chocolate Mousse

photo credit: www.farmfoodieandfitness.comValentine’s Day is right around the corner. A day to show your love and commitment to your spouse, lover, partner, and even your special loved ones. We stock up on chocolates, flowers, balloons, and jewelry. (Which like most women, I don’t mind getting pretty things too!) 😉

This Valentine’s make your honey or indulge yourself in some guiltless chocolate mousse. My version is in the raw form, you can add and take away anything you don’t like or like to make it your own. Change up the recipe a bit and add peppermint or lemon zest. So many versions to do with this recipe and it’s super simple! Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy all the love you deserve on this special day!

Ingredients

  • 1 C cashews- soaked for 6-8 hours
  • 2 Tbs Agave
  • 4 Tbsp of melted coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp of almond extract
  • 1/2 C of water
  • 2 Tbsp of cacao powder
  • 2 Tbsp of shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 Tbsp of cacao nibs

Put cashews, agave, coconut oil, almond extract, water, and cacao in a food processor or immersion blender- like a Vitamix. Mix for 2-3 minutes till it’s thick and smooth. You may have to scrape down the sides while it mixes. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour. Then eat!

Alternatives to the Recipe:

  1.  1 tsp of vanilla extract and 1/2 C of sliced strawberries
  2. 1 tsp of peppermint extract and 1/2 C of raspberries
  3. 1 tsp of orange or lemon extract and add zest to the top
  4. 1 tsp of Maca powder and 1/4 C ofGoji berries for the top (Be sure to research if Maca root is okay for any health conditions you may have)
  5. A pinch of cayenne powder and 1 tsp of sliced almonds
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Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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