January 18, 2015 By Leanne Vogel October 29, 2018
Rich dairy-free, keto chocolate mousse that’s fluffy, creamy and surprisingly sugar-free. Made with keto ingredients to boost brain power, squash hunger, regulate digestion and eliminate cravings.
A year ago, if I were asked to list the top “superfoods” it’d go something like this: lucuma, maca, goji, blueberries, chia seed, acai, quinoa…
Did you know that “superfood” is a marketing term that food companies started using in the mid-2000’s to make their products more desirable? Companies claimed that their products had “superfood power”, regardless of their actual nutrient profile. Superfood was abused so much that in 2007, the European Union banned the use of the word unless the product could be scientifically proven to actually be rich in superfoods. (1)
Okay, so… what’s an actual superfood?
When I look at the list of perceived “superfoods”, I see a trend – they’re all very, very rich in carbohydrates. I want to be clear: I’m not against carbohydrates. I eat them every day (all vegetables, all the time!). They’re essential for specific body processes but definitely not in the volume that we’re consuming them today. (2) And, using carbohydrates as the source of our superfood? Bleh.
So maybe you agree with me – that we have this whole carbohydrate thing all upside down and backwards, lets look at natural superfoods that offer a strong list of benefits and are naturally low in carbohydrates and keto-friendly…
Grass-fed Gelatin. This pure, keto protein helps promote digestive awesomeness, eradicates cellulite, builds healthy muscles, reduces inflammation, promotes a calm and restful environment. Make Keto Coconut Flour Biscuits with gelatin.
MCT Oil. Boosts metabolism, kick-starts weight loss, provides steady energy, is keto rocket fuel for your brain. Get Keto MCT oil recipes.
Did you know MCT oil also comes in powdered form? Ya! In its powdered state, it's much easier to use, travel with, and incorporate into your favorite recipes. Plus, if you've experienced digestive issues with MCT oil before, MCT oil powder is a lot gentler on the gut. Check out my favorite brand of MCT oil powder here.
Grass-fed Collagen. As we age, we produce less and less of this keto protein that helps build strong bones, brightens skin, prevents wrinkles, promotes weight loss and enhances sleep. Read more about collagen.
Egg Yolks. The yolks are where the keto POWER is. Great for boosted brain health, balanced hormones through cholesterol management, promotes reduced aging and helps us break down fat. Read about why raw eggs are safe.
Cacao Powder. More antioxidants than red wine, helps reduce inflammation, supports a healthy heart by steadying blood flow. Get toxin-free cacao that’ll make you feel on top of the world.
Vanilla Bean. Increases mental performance, boosts your digestion and increases stamina (bow-chica-wow-wow). Get the purest vanilla bean around town.
Now, let’s make something awesomely keto with these!
Divide the coconut milk and place ½ cup in the saucepan, the rest in the blender.
Add xylitol, or whatever other sweetener you’re using, along with gelatin.
You’ll want to whisk this mixture a couple of times while heating, just until all of the granules are dissolved.
Meanwhile, add all of the remaining ingredients to your blender. You don’t need to blend this too much. There are precious proteins and oils in this blender. The more you whip things around, the more damage they’ll endure. Whip and go, whip and go!
You don’t necessarily have to add the egg yolks to this keto recipe. The keto mousse does fabulously without them. But with the strong health benefit that raw egg yolks have, I say, ADD IT IN!
Add in the hot milk mixture, whip quickly and transfer to jars to set.
These keto babies can sit in your fridge for up to 3 days. Something tells me you’ll have no problem making sure they don’t go bad ;)
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Hi! I’m Leanne
a Keto Nutritionist, host of The Keto Diet Podcast, and best-selling author of The Keto Diet & Keto for Women. I want to live in a world where every woman has access to knowledge to better her health.