Oops..

It appears you are visiting us on Internet Explorer 9 or lower. Please upgrade to a later version of Internet Explorer. Alternatively, you can view our website on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari.

Love This Post!

Healthy Pumpkin & Chocolate Mousse

One of the many reasons why I love this time of year is the food. It’s right about now that we start craving things a little heartier and richer during the colder evenings with delicious warming, Autumnal flavours such as cinnamon and ginger.

Many people ask me if I miss eating chocolate because of my plant-based diet. And the answer is no, of course not – I stuff my face full of chocolate most evenings! But because I don’t eat dairy, I stick to the dark stuff or I make my own chocolate recipes using coconut milk instead of the usual main ingredient, dairy milk.

That’s exactly what I’ve created here. A coconut chocolate mouse with pumpkin (I mean why not – it is nearly Halloween) and maple syrup. All of the ingredients have health enhancing properties, so indulge all you like in these delicious mini desserts.

It may seem strange using a vegetable, especially pumpkin, in a chocolate mousse, but with the creamy coconut, strong cacao powder and the sweet maple syrup you wouldn’t even know it’s in there. I love to use seasonal fresh produce in all my recipes and the pumpkin gives the mousse more substance and also provides many health benefits such as vitamin A for eye health and vitamin C to boost the immune system.

This is an incredibly quick and easy recipe perfect to whip up if you have friends round for a Halloween themed dinner party. You will need some kind of food processor or blender to create that smooth, mousse consistency. I use the Magimix 4200XL BlenderMix Food Processor that I couldn’t live without now! You can do everything with it from making soup to chopping vegetables. However a blender such as the NutriBullet will work well too.

Watch me make these desserts in my video below!







Niomi Smart
NS

Latest Posts

Vegan Jackfruit Bolognese Pasta with Almond Parmesan

Jackfruit is a large fruit that originates from Asia and tropical regions, and is available for sale in the UK in a can, soaked

17 March 2019

Living Consciously

This contains a paid for advertorial in collaboration with bareMinerals. In a personal effort to live more consciously, I wanted to provide you with the

14 November 2018

5 Sustainable Wardrobe Staples for Winter

The word ‘sustainability’ has been circulating a lot over the last few months, and the movement towards a more sustainable, eco-friendly life has been

09 November 2018

How to Stay Motivated to Workout

Something I am asked frequently online is ‘How do you stay so motivated to workout?’ It’s great when we find ourselves in a regular routine

24 July 2018

Hasselback Squash with Leek and Apple Stuffing

The ‘hasselback’ method can transform boring side vegetables into the main attraction – it’s basically a way to make your veggies a bit EXTRA! If

14 April 2019