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Friday, 3 November 2017

Chocolate Mousse : Made The Low Carb Way


Plain chocolate mousse is amazing. So enjoy it. But if you want variety, you can flavour your mousse with liquorice powder, orange zest, peppermint. Also, if you don’t mind alcohol in your cooking, try dark rum, bourbon or whiskey. Please note that all flavourings should be mixed with the eggs before combining with the cream.

Ingredients
Serves Six
7g carb per serving
1¼ cups / 300 ml heavy (double) whipping cream
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 egg yolks
1 pinch salt
3½ oz. / 100 g dark chocolate with a minimum of 80% cocoa solids

You can find recipe instructions at Diet Doctor site here

Did you know:

"Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health.
Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet.

Studies show that dark chocolate (not the sugary crap) can improve health and lower the risk of heart disease.

1. Dark Chocolate is Very Nutritious:

If you buy quality dark chocolate with a high cocoa content, then it is actually quite nutritious.
It contains a decent amount of soluble fibre and is loaded with minerals.

A 100 gram bar of dark chocolate with 70-85% cocoa contains:
11 grams of fibre.
67% of the RDA for Iron.
58% of the RDA for Magnesium.
89% of the RDA for Copper.
98% of the RDA for Manganese.
It also has plenty of potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium.

Of course, 100 grams (3.5 ounces) is a fairly large amount and not something you should be consuming daily. All these nutrients also come with 600 calories and moderate amounts of sugar.

For this reason, dark chocolate is best consumed in moderation.

The fatty acid profile of cocoa and dark chocolate is excellent. The fats are mostly saturated and monounsaturated, with small amounts of polyunsaturates.

It also contains stimulants like caffeine and theobromine, but is unlikely to keep you awake at night as the amount of caffeine is very small compared to coffee.

Bottom Line: Quality dark chocolate is rich in Fibre, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese and a few other minerals.

Read more about 'Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate - Chocolate Heaven' here 

You will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

29 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds great. And thanks for the encouragement to go and buy a nice bar of dark chocolate for the weekend! Hugs, Valerie

Jo said...

Dark chocolate is my favourite, and you don't actually need to eat very much to get a chocolate fix. I love chocolate mousse too.

Jenn Jilks said...

They look beautiful, but we just don't do desserts.

Tom said...

...smooth and creamy!

Christine said...

Looks delicious! I have been eating a lot of dark chocolate so good to know!

sage said...

This looks good!

Karen said...

That is good news about dark chocolate! The mousse looks yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe and information. Have a great weekend.

Ygraine said...

Oh I just HAVE to try this...mousse of any kind is absolutely irresistible to me!!
Thank you so much for sharing...:))

Have a Fabulous Weekend.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I'm a great fan of dark chocolate!

happyone said...

That looks sooo good. Nice and light and fluffy.

Sandy said...

I knew there was a reason I loved dark chocolate!

William Kendall said...

Very tasty!

Missy George said...

I'll have to try this..I made the cheese/chicken for my sister and her husband...They loved it!!

sandy said...

adding peppermint sounds good - i've never been a fan of chocolate mousse but the peppermint would be good to add. Love the dark chocolate is so healthy.

Mildred said...

Such a delicious looking treat. I wish you a very nice weekend.

Snowbird said...

Looks divine, I do love dark chocolate.xxx

Elephant's Child said...

Mmmm chocolate mousse.

It's me said...

Mmmmmmmmmm...delicious!...happy weekend...love Ria x

Sue (this n that) said...

A lovely, simple, dessert... thank you :D)

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

This dark chocolate mousse would make my family, particularly my husband, very happy! Yum. Enjoy your weekend. ♥

klahanie said...

Low carb chocolate mousse! Just what I need. Thanks for this.

Gary

Denise inVA said...

I wish I had some of that dark chocolate now. A lovely dessert, than you Jan.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Chocolate Mousse! Yummy. A simple and tasty dessert. And I love dark chocolate.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Enjoyed all the great information about dark chocolate! It is a favorite of mine and a nice treat knowing that it is also good for you, in small amounts of course. The chocolate mousse looks so good, and would be a perfect dessert after a big meal. Thanks for sharing :)

Bob Bushell said...

Choccy mousse, you can't beat it, beautiful.

Carol Blackburn said...

Delish....but goes down so easily. I want more, I want more!

Conniecrafter said...

Long time ago I never liked dark chocolate, but since I started trying to eat better if I have chocolate I have dark and I have grown to like it :) This looks so nice and soft :)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oooh, that looks so yummy, thank you!

Magic Love Crow said...

Yummy! Thanks Jan!