Thursday, 8 August 2013

Chocolate walnut breakfast mousse

Another delicious breakfast by the Holistic Ingredient, so simple and full of awesome super foods- walnuts, cacao, chia seeds, avocado, macs powder and cinnamon.
You can make any flavour of mousse with chia seeds. Omit the cacao powder, and instead you could put in your favourite flavoured protein powder ( I have cookies and cream Whey protein isolate) although you probably would have to take out the sweetener if you did this. 
Or pop in some peppermint essence, or orange rind to make choc peppermint or jaffa mouse.

Apprx 1.5 cups almond milk (or milk of choice), add more if you prefer a runnier smoothie
1/3 cup of walnuts, or about 20 g
1/4 of an avocado
2 tblspns chia seeds
1 tblspn raw cacao (or to taste, I like my chocolate intense, I added an extra half tablespoon)
2 heaped tspns maple or rice malt syrup, or sweetener of choice, to taste
1 heaped tspn maca powder (optional)
1 heaped teaspoon raw cacao nibs
1/4 tspn cinnamon
Pinch of vanilla powder (or essence)
Pinch salt
Leave half the walnuts and cacao nibs aside. Throw the rest of your ingredients into the blender and blend until really smooth. Top with the cacao nibs and remaining walnuts. I would recommend making this the night before or at least half an hour before you eat it to allow the chia seeds to soften.