Chocolatey dairy-free high protein mousse!! Swap out the moo for tofu and no one will ever know 😉
If you’re a chocolate lover, you’ll love this!
This recipe is one of my current favourites to have on repeat because it’s high in protein and only requires 4 ingredients.
It’s 100% protein powder-free! The secret ingredient is tofu. You may be thinking “ew,” but before you turn this away, tofu actually has a very mild flavour and can be made either sweet or savoury. In Japan, it’s really common to enjoy tofu as a dessert.
This recipe came about because my housemate had all this tofu sitting in the freezer that she wasn’t using. She didn’t eat a lot of tofu and only had them because a friend had given them to her after moving. She gave them to me to use as they were about to expire.
From there, this mousse was born.
I have made other vegan mousse desserts in the past, but I used coconut cream instead of tofu, so they weren’t high protein.
I don’t usually use pre-made packs of tofu as they come packaged in plastic, but I didn’t want them to go to waste, and seeing as no-one else was using them, I thought I’d try experimenting with some healthy dessert recipes.
You can sub in soft organic homemade tofu to keep it plastic-free, just ensure you haven’t pressed the tofu until firm. The tofu needs to be silken/soft.
You can also use cacao powder in place of vegan chocolate to make this mousse refined sugar-free. Just add in 3-4 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup for sweetness. Once you’ve made a batch of this mousse, you can enjoy it as is or use it on top of desserts. It’s very versatile and will keep in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.
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Homemade Vegan Protein-Packed Chocolate Mousse
Each serving is packed with protein, and contains way less sugar – and no additives – compared with ‘normal’ mousse desserts! It’s a delicious treat you can feel good about.
- 1 block soft/silken organic tofu (14oz or approx. 400g)
- 1 vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup vegan chocolate, melted
- Pinch sea salt
- Cacao powder or nutmeg, for sprinkling on top
- 1 scoop vanilla or chocolate plant protein powder
- In a high speed blender or food processor, add all the ingredients and blend until completely smooth.
- Transfer to small bowls or mugs, and place in the fridge for 30 mins – 1 hr to chill. This allows the mousse to firm up and thicken just a little more.
- Top with some cacao powder or coconut whipped cream, and enjoy! (Adding peanut butter is next level good!!)
As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before trying or using any new products. It’s important to check with a doctor before taking this or any new product, especially if taking any other medicine or supplement or if pregnant or nursing. Be sure to check ingredients to make sure there is no risk of an allergic reaction.
Have you made desserts with tofu before? What did you make? Share in the comments below.
Lots of love,