Mocha Ricotta Mousse

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Mocha Ricotta Mousse 2

Mocha Ricotta Mousse

Serves: 2

With all the heat and humidity that we have been having, the last thing I’ve wanted to do was turn on my oven, even though I have been dying to bake! So, I sat down and looked through my ‘recipes to make’ book and saw chocolate mousse. My cousin Maria had requested this a few weeks back and I had yet to make it. Like me (and all of you!) she is very into fitness and nutrition. She is in her senior year of college and will be graduating with a degree in public health! She is a child adult after my own heart! I love being able to talk to her about what to eat and workouts! It’s always nice to have someone close to you that can relate to your passion! I wish we lived closer so we could also workout and cook together too! However, since we don’t, I will dedicate this healthy, protein packed dessert to her! Even though it tastes sinful, it will not derail her (or you!) from your fitness goals!

Fit Ingredients

  • 3/4c (6oz) ricotta cheese (can sub greek yogurt)
  • 1/2c coconut milk
  • 2 tbs (10g) cocoa powder
  • 2 tbs (14g) cappuccino flavored protein powder (or sub with chocolate protein powder)
  • 2 tbs (14g) coconut flour
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp chocolate extract
  • 2 tsp stevia

Directions

In a bowl mix your protein powder, stevia and cocoa powder. In a second bowl mix your ricotta cheese, coconut milk, vanilla extract and chocolate extract. Add 1/2 your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and mix well. Add the remaining dry ingredients. Mix. Slowly add the coconut flour into your mousse while mixing. (you don’t want it to create lumps). Once everything is well mixed, refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight. Serve with fresh berries and greek yogurt!

The flavor was the perfect balance of coffee and chocolate with a thick, yet creamy texture! It was absolutely wonderful! If you don’t like the small lumps of the ricotta feel free to sub it with greek yogurt for a more smooth texture, however the thick, creaminess of the ricotta gave it the perfect consistency!

This recipe also has the boyfriend stamp of approval! His only criticism was that it needed a bit more sweetness, but he likes things much sweeter than I do, so feel free to increase your sweetener if you’d like!

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Nutrition: (per 1 out of 2 servings)

Calories: 125.0, Protein: 16.3g, Carbs: 9.0g, Fat: 2.8g (2g Saturated), Sodium: 70mg, Fiber: 4g (Net Carbs: 5g)

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  1. says

    WOW! Okay, I’m making this today! :D
    Do you know what I could substitute for the coconut flour, though? Could I use regular/whole wheat flour, do you think?
    This looks too good not to try! :)

    • says

      I know, so easy, right?! You could try using cornstarch or arrowroot since the coconut flour is used only as a thickener! Whole wheat flour would work, but I don’t know how it would taste! I would try adding more protein powder before the whole wheat flour. Worst case you can always just have it a little less thick and leave it out!

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