fighting off osteoporosis with chocolate mousse

Boredom Baker here! What if I told you that today you can, nay, should eat dessert? Today is the greatest day of the year: It’s National Dessert Day! It would be almost criminal if we didn’t celebrate, right?

Now, I know what you’re thinking. Eating copious amounts of sugary deliciousness is just not good for my hormonal health! And that might be true, which is why I went ahead and adapted my all-time favorite dessert, chocolate mousse, and made it just a tad healthier. In fact, this recipe is a great source of calcium for bone density, tryptophan for a mood lift, and manganese to help fight off osteoporosis.

Bon appetit!

Chocolate mousse

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 tablespoons hot water

Directions: 

  • Grate the chocolate finely into a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the cocoa, vanilla, and cold water. Pour over the chocolate.
  • Place the microwave-safe bowl into the microwave and take out to stir in 15 second increments until all melted together.
  • Stir in 2 tablespoons of hot water to thin down the mixture.
  • Grab a mixer with an attachable whisk paddle and whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl until they resemble soft peaks. Whisk in the sugar until the mixture is thick and glossy.
  • Grab the chocolate mixture and mix the Greek yogurt in.
  • Once mixed, gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mix.
  • Spoon mixed contents into 4 small bowls and chill for a minimum of 3 hours.
  • Enjoy!

Serves: 4

Calories: 150

Carbs: 12g Protein: 6.7g Fat: 8g Fiber: 0.5g Sugar: 5.6g

Manganese: 50%, Calcium: 11%, Copper: 3%