Recipe: Raw Chocolate Mousse Tart

Beata’s Raw Chocolate Mousse Tart blends the antioxidant power of raw chocolate with the textures of nuts, dates, and maple syrup

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Superfoods for Summertime‘.

Ingredients

  • Base 1 cup almonds, soaked for 2 – 4 hours
  • 10 medjool dates, soaked for 2 – 4 hours
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • Mousse 1 can organic coconut milk, kept in the fridge overnight
  • 4 Tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • Toppings 1 Tbsp coconut flakes
  • 1 Vega Maca Chocolate Bar or dark chocolate chips

1) Process base ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it reaches the consistency of a chunky paste (avoid turning it into a smoothie!). Place in a round 9” tart pan, pressing gently and distributing evenly. Set aside in fridge.

2) Place mousse ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until creamy. You can add more maple syrup for sweetness, but I find the medjool dates are sweet enough.

3) Pour creamy mixture onto base, spreading it out evenly.

4) Sprinkle with coconut flakes and dark chocolate chips, pressing down gently.

5) Place in freezer overnight in parchment paper or wax paper, and enjoy the next day.

6) Store in the freezer at all times. This is supposed to be an ‘ice cream-like’ tart, and keeping it frozen gives it that melt-in-your-mouth goodness!

Beata Rydyger is a graduate of Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) with a Bachelor in Health Sciences, a holds a post-graduate certificate in Public Relations and a post-graduate diploma in Holistic Nutrition. She works as a health blogger and advocate for clean, healthy living. For years she suffered from gut problems and chronic stress and anxiety thanks to a high-paced job in PR, and due to poor nutrition dating back to her years as a former fashion and runway model. It wasn’t until she began making changes both physically and spiritually that she began feeling her most vibrant! Beata started a blog (https://www.shelivesclean.com) to share her knowledge and journey in hopes that it would inspire others. As a practising Nutritionist in both the Los Angeles and Toronto areas, Beata uses food to help people turn their health around and follow an all-around cleaner lifestyle. Beata has worked with some of the entertainment industry’s top celebrities, has been a spokesperson for healthy food brands, and has contributed her knowledge as a freelance health writer to several magazines and websites. She aims to inspire her readers to fall in love with clean, healthy, wholesome food and understand that healing is possible through her blog and social media channels. You can find her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat: @shelivesclean.

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