It’s the festive season, a wonderful time of the year. A time to share, to give and to spend time with all your loved ones.
However, often during this season it´s hard to stick to your healthy paleo diet and resist the temptations of the yummy Christmas puddings, the cinnamon rolls, the freshly baked cookies and the cakes.
Everyone gathers around the table to enjoy all the sweet miraculous delights. But for anyone with health concerns it is a real Christmas miracle when we can indulge in a Christmas dessert that’s healthy.
We completely understand that it´s Christmas time and the time to indulge with friends and family and enjoy a treat (or eight), but we´re making it a little easier for you to be your healthiest and most radiant self with this extremely scrumptious, creamy and nutritious chocolate mousse. It´s paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free and raw too!
You might not be thinking about the health benefits of what you´re eating at this time of the year – but in case you are interested, the ingredients collectively are very high in beneficial fatty acids, protein, fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. So, you can feel good and healthy about celebrating the festive season and impress your guests with this nutritious paleo chocolate mousse. It really is so easy, but you can practice before Christmas day comes (and enjoy it more than once!)
What you will need: (serves 8)
4 large ripe avocados
4 large ripe bananas
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
2 tbsp chia seeds soaked in water for 10-20 minutes
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp raw honey – or you can use maple syrup, rice malt syrup, molasses, coconut sugar or 1 pinch of stevia (Sweetener is optional as the bananas offer a great level of sweetness).
Mixed berries to serve
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until fluffy and smooth. Serve into small desert bowls or glasses, top with berries, and there you have it – the yummiest paleo indulgent treat.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tiaan holds a Bachelor of Health Science specialising in Naturopathic Medicine from Endeavour College of Natural Therapies.After graduating, Tiaan worked as an alternative health and lifestyle writer for various health related magazines and websites and had the opportunity to travel to South America where she hosted a Television Program to educate the community about healthy lifestyle and dietary choices and to prepare healthy yet delicious and simple meals.
As a Naturopath, Tiaan’s approach to optimal health combines biomedical science and evidence based research with herbal and nutritional medicines and dietary therapy to bring back health and wellness to the body.
Tiaan has a burning desire to inspire and educate those who wish to improve their health and want to live a vibrant and energetic life. She believes that being healthy should be fun and rewarding and is passionate to help others achieve their goals based on the principals that the body has the innate ability to heal itself.
Tiaan is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).