Healthy, low carb chocolate mousse recipe you can make at home to boost the energy during low carb diets, reduce inflammation, and promote gut health and natural cleansing.
The nutritional profile is exceptional. One serving provides you with 24 grams of protein, 8 grams of omega 3, over 70% of your daily values of vitamin E and fiber, along with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.
(See nutrition facts section).
- Diets: low carbs, candida diet, paleo, keto, vegan.
- Body cleanses: candida and parasite cleanse, colon cleanse.
- Benefits: energy, gut health, cleansing, antimicrobial, antifungal, inflammation.
Low Carb Chocolate Mousse – Summary Of Evidence
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Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Detox Recipe
This is one of our most popular breakfast detox recipes. It is also very versatile. See the top tips from our members below.
You can easily change the consistency of the mousse, by adjusting the amount of the almond milk. Add an additional cup of almond milk when you have the ingredients in the blender, to turn the mousse into a thick smoothie.
Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Detox Recipe
- 1 cup pure almond milk
- 1 oz chia seeds
- 1 oz hemp seeds
- 1 oz hazelnuts
- 1 tbsp raw organic cacao powder
- 1 tbsp raw coconut butter
- stevia pure monkfruit to taste
- ¼ tsp cinnamon powder optional
- ¼ tsp alcohol free vanilla extract optional
- pinch himalayan pink salt optional
- Add 1 oz of chia seeds to 1 cup of pure almond milk.
Mix well. Wait for 10 minutes. Mix again.
- The chia - almond milk will turn into gel consistency.
You can proceed with the recipe, put in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
- Place the chia seeds - milk gel in a blender, with the hazelnuts, hemp seeds, cacao powder, and coconut butter. Blend until desired consistency is reached.
- Taste, and add stevia or monkfruit to taste. Little goes a long way! Balance the flavor with very little himalayan pink salt.
- To enhance flavor further, add vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Enjoy!
- For added crunchiness : sprinkle a few raw cacao nibs before serving.
Top Tip From Our Members
Based on the many suggestions we have received, here are the top tips from our members:
- Add an additional cup of almond milk when you have the ingredients in the blender, to turn the mousse into a thick smoothie.
- Pure coconut milk and cashews milk also provide great tasting results. Just read the label to make sure there are no added sugars or unwanted ingredients.
- Add raw fresh nuts and seeds right before serving to add more nutrients and crunchiness. Popular choices: walnuts, pecans and cashews.
Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Detox Recipe : Benefits
When we developed the low carb chocolate mousse detox recipe, we focused on both taste and health benefits. Below are the main benefits, with links to the published studies when applicable.
Low Carbs Doesn’t Mean Low Energy
The low carb mousse recipe includes different nutrients that boost your energy levels. We strategically used fast and slow acting ingredients, so you get both the quick energy boost with the sustained energy that may last for many hours as well.
The coconut butter and cacao have unique nutrients the body can quickly digest and utilize, so you feel the energy boost shortly after you eat the mousse. The energy from the nuts and seeds will come hours later.
Fiber & Gut Health
The importance of dietary fiber for overall health is well known, especially to promote intestinal regularity and healthy digestion. The average fiber intake in the US, however, is less than half of the recommended levels .
The daily value for fiber is 25 grams per day (based on a 2,000 calorie diet). This recipe provides you with 21 grams of fiber. No fiber supplements, no powders. Just natural whole foods.
This is very important. The research data suggests that high intake of dietary fiber can significantly reduce the risk for developing certain gastrointestinal diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, duodenal ulcer, diverticulitis, constipation, and hemorrhoids. A diet high in fiber may also reduce the risk to develop coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, and obesity .
Furthermore, the low carb chocolate mousse is high in soluble fiber, which can act as prebiotic, a food source for the healthy bacteria in the gut. This means that it can promote the growth of probiotic and contribute to better gut health .
Natural Cleansing & Detoxification
All our detox recipes are specifically designed to help the body to naturally cleanse and detox. The low carb chocolate mousse recipe is no exception.
In addition to the soluble fiber, the recipe is also high in insoluble fiber.
Insoluble fiber doesn’t dissolve in water, and can pass through the gut largely intact . This fiber adds bulk to the stool which can help to promote regular healthy bowel movement.
Think about insoluble fiber as rough brooms inside your colon that grabs accumulated waste buildup and toxins on their way out.
The recipe also includes natural antimicrobial and antifungal ingredients such as coconut oil and cinnamon, which can help they body to get rid of parasites, candida yeasts and other pathogens.
Inflammation: The Omega-3 / Omega-6 Fatty Acids Ratio
Both omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids are essential and are needed to support good health. A growing number of evidence, however, suggests that excessive amounts of omega 6 fatty acids in the diet can lead to inflammatory, autoimmune, cardiovascular diseases, and may increase the risk to develop cancer.
According to research, western diets are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, and have excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids. In comparison, human beings evolved on a diet with equal amounts of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids. In the average western diet, however, the amount of omega-6 is up to 15 times more than the omega-3.
Multiple studies suggest that proper omega-6/omega-3 ratio may be able to decrease risk for breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, suppress inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, beneficial effect on patients with asthma .
We addressed both concerns in the low carb chocolate mousse recipe:
- Omega 3 : 8 grams (500% of your daily values).
- Omega 6: 11.5 grams (68% of your daily values).
The Nutrients In The Low Carb Chocolate Mousse
The Ingredients In The Low Carb Chocolate Mousse
Below is a summary of the scientific evidence on the ingredient in the recipe.
Chia seeds have a long history of traditional use for over 5,500 years, and were one of the most important staple foods in the the diet of Mayas and Aztecs .
The research data suggests that chia seeds are an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid omega-3 fatty acid (ALA), vegetable protein, dietary fiber, antioxidants, and important minerals .
When you put chia in water or other liquids, they form a gel within 5-10 minutes. This is a very popular way to make pouding, mousse recipes, and also to thicken smoothies and soups. Once in gel form, the body can digests the chia seeds without the need to blend.
Chia seeds are also well known to promote satiation. A study that had 24 young women add chia seeds to their breakfast, concluded that chia seed consumption may induce short-term satiety in healthy individuals .
Coconut butter is the meat of the coconut after it goes through grinding process that turns the coconut meat into butter consistency. So you get both the coconut oil, and in addition, the other nutrients in the coconut meat.
The reason we included coconut butter as a part of the recipe, has to do with a few unique characteristic of coconut: cleansing, antifungal, anti microbial, energy, and flavor.
Cleansing, Antifungal, Antimicrobial
Coconut oil is a rich source of medium-chain triglycerides, commonly known as MCT oils. These oils are different from most oils in the way the body digests them. The body can utilize the MCT oils much quicker to significantly boost the energy levels.
This is a well known use of coconut oil you can see in many low carbs dietary protocols such as keto diet, pre workout supplements, and as a way to improve exercise performance .
For this reason, many nutrition experts consider MCT oil as one of the best alternative energy sources to carbs.
Flavor & Texture
Flavor & texture wise, coconut butter adds a creamy mousse like texture, with a rich full coconut flavor into the recipe.
For most people chocolate is a treat. For many people who try to stay healthy, however, chocolate may be one of these forbidden foods.
Good new. Chocolate may me good for you after all. What gives chocolate the bad rap, is that most of the chocolate products you find at the store, contain high amount of sugars, and low quality heavily processed cacao beans.
According to research, however, cacao has more phenolic antioxidants than most foods. Multiple studies suggest that cacao consumption may help to protect nerves from injury and inflammation, and improve satiety, cognitive function, and mood [11, 12].
Due to these benefits, many health experts recommend to consume cacao on an ongoing basis.
It is important to remember the difference between chocolate and cacao: chocolate is made from the beans and seeds of the cacao tree, together with other ingredients that may not be as healthy. Cacao, on the other hand, has been consumed for many centuries in its natural unprocessed form.
We recommended to use raw organic cacao powder as a part of this recipe.
Nuts : Hazelnuts
Many studies suggest that nuts have nutritional characteristics that can benefit human health and prevent many diseases. When you introduce nuts into your diet on an ongoing basis, you significantly increase in the quality of the diet. Nuts are rich in essential fatty acids, protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and bioactive compounds with antioxidant potential .
Unlike carbs that often cause a quick energy boost followed by a crash when the blood sugars drop, the energy you get from nuts and seeds in more subtle and can last much longer. For this reason, nuts play a key role in many low carb diets, as an alternative source of fuel.
When we made the low carb chocolate mousse, we tested different nuts and seeds. The combination that our testers liked the most, was the hazelnuts – coconut butter – cacao. Second place – pecans, third place – cashews.
As for the health benefits of hazelnuts, out of the different options of nuts, they have one of the best balance profile of fatty acids. So if you are looking to control the levels of omega 6 in your diet, but still enjoy the health benefits of nuts, hazelnuts are an excellent choice. Hazelnuts make a very good source of vitamin E, copper, magense, and other minerals.
Not surprisingly, the research data suggests that hazelnuts may improve inflammatory markers and reduce the risk to develop cardiovascular risk . One study that tested the combination of hazelnuts and cacao, found that this combination improved the artery blood flow in smokers .
The are two reasons we recommend to include hemp seeds as a part of the low carb chocolate mousse recipe.
The first reason is the nutrients in hemp seeds. The nutritional profile is simply exceptional. Similar to chia seeds, hemp seeds are one of the only plant sources of alpha-linolenic acid omega-3 fatty acid (ALA). Hemp seeds are also very high in easily to digest high quality protein [16, 17].
Just to give you an idea, when you eat 1 oz of hemp seeds (the amount in this recipe), you get:
- 9 grams of protein.
- 3 grams of omega 3.
- Over 40% of your daily values or iron, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus.
- Over 25% of your daily values of zinc, and B1.
And the carbs? less than 1 grams of net carbs.
The second reason we like hemp seeds, is their taste and texture. Hemp seeds bring a very mild nutty flavor and a fluffy texture to the recipe. You can blend them with all the ingredients or add them just before you eat the mousse.
Cinnamon has a long traditional history of use as food (spice) and medicine. We put cinnamon as optional for this recipe, because not all people like cinnamon with their chocolate.
Besides the flavor, as far as the health benefits of cinnamon in the recipe:
- Cleansing, antimicrobial, antifungal:
Multiple studies suggested that cinnamon may be effective against different types of pathogens, including MRSA bacteria, streptococcus mutans, mycoplasma hominis, and candida yeasts [18, 19, 20, 21].
- Healthy Sugar Levels:
Additional studies also suggest that cinnamon intake is associated with a statistically significant decrease in fasting glucose levels .