It can the way I make it. Only three ingredients too. Bananas, silken tofu and cocoa powder. That’s it!
A rich indulgent chocolate mousse that’s good for you. Although I do admit I added some dark chocolate chips for a change this time, but you could leave those out if you like..
This luxurious mousse is made in minutes, then you just pour it into glasses and pop it in the fridge to chill until you’re ready to serve it.
New products at M&S
I picked up the silken tofu when I was in M&S. They now sell a fabulous range of products from Clearspring, who are well known as the people who bring us premium and organic Japanese products which are all vegetarian or vegan. M&S are stocking organic tofu, sushi ginger wasabi powder, organic white miso, organic sushi rice, toasted sushi nori, organic instant miso soup with sea vegetables and rice miring.
Tofu at M&S
As well as all the new veggie and vegan products at M&S, including salads, ready meals and sandwiches, I think I have been most excited about their range of tofu. It’s what I need when I’m in there picking up fruit, veg and other bits and pieces to create new recipes. They have silken tofu which I made this mousse with, firm tofu, which I am planning to make skewers with soon and sesame, chilli and coriander tofu which is ready prepared and spiced. I used it in my vegan sloppy joes which where sensational!
Back to the mousse
I whizzed up this mousse in my power blender. It’s fabulous for quick recipes like this. Just throw the ingredients in and you have a super smooth mousse in seconds with no effort at all. All that deliciousness and healthy too.
Then I poured in some chocolate chips, haha. Well as I said it’s your choice if you add them.
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Healthy Chocolate Mousse
You may have scoffed when I called this healthy chocolate mousse, but it really is. It’s low in calories and saturated fat, it’s a good source of dietary fibre and protein and includes calcium, iron and protein.
Perfect if you are watching your weight or following the 5:2 diet.
What more could you ask from a dessert that is a heavenly chocolate hit and made in minutes?
Yield: 3 dessertsAuthor: Jacqueline Meldrum
healthy choc chip and banana chocolate mousse
A luxurious chocolate mousse that is made in seconds. It’s low in fat and calories as well as full of good stuff. This will becomes your go-to quick dessert and there’s no guilt attached.
prep time: 5 MINScook time: total time: 5 mins
290g silken tofu
2 large bananas
2 heaped tbsp cocoa powder
50g dark chocolate chips (optional)
Slice a few pieces of banana and set aside for decoration along with a few chocolate chips (if adding them).
Pour the liquid out of the tofu pack, then place the tofu, the rest of the banana and the cocoa into the jug of a blender. You could use a stick blender, but you would want to mash the banana first.
Whizz until smooth, then add the chocolate chips if you are adding them and mix in.
Pour the mousse into three short glasses or dessert bowls and top with slices of banana and a few chocolate chips. Chill until ready to serve. It will set and thicken as it cools.
Nutritional information is for each mousse with no decoration. The sugars are from the banana.
fat (grams) 3.3
sat. fat (grams) 0.7
carbs (grams) 25.4
protein (grams) 12.4
sugar (grams) 6.2
If you like this low calorie, but sumptuous chocolate mousse you may like my coconut fruit salad which it utterly delicious and only 174 calories.
Disclosure: I am working with M&S to promote some of their new veggie and vegan product and I also included an affiliate link for my favourite blender (I receive a small payment if you buy one, which helps pay for this site). I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.
Choc Chip and Banana Chocolate Mousse (secretly healthy & vegan)