This Easy Chocolate Quinoa Mousse with Sweet Potato is a delicious way to incorporate more veggies into your diet. It is a low carb healthy treat that’s perfect for entertaining!
Are you a fan of sweet potato?
I am. Most of the time I use it in savoury recipes but every once in a while I like to get a little bit more creative. Today is one of those occasions!
I am very excited to share this Easy Chocolate Quinoa Mousse with Sweet Potato with you today! This is a simple, make ahead, delicious little treat that’s perfect to serve at a party or as an after-school snack.
No one will know what’s in it!
What they will taste is milk chocolate with subtle caramel notes. Not too dark or rich, or sweet or filling. Just right!
What they will NOT know is that they are eating sweet potato, quinoa, healthy cacao (use cocoa if you prefer) and a bit of sugar. In a nutshell.
Why is it a healthy treat?
This is a pretty low fat dessert recipe. There is no cream, or butter, or coconut or nuts. The only ‘fatty’ ingredient is the cottage cheese, which contains 4.5 % fat in 100 % of product. Which is not too fatty actually.
The cottage cheese adds a little tanginess to this dessert, giving it an almost cheesecake like feel. Plus it makes it creamier.
Prepping the ingredients
Although this is a simple and easy to make recipe 2 of the ingredients require a bit of preparation. Firstly, the quinoa has to be cooked. You will save time if you cook it ahead and refrigerate (for up to 3 days) until you are ready to use it.
The sweet potato can also be baked ahead, even the night before (and kept in the fridge).
So once you’ve assembled all the ingredients your chocolate mousse will be ready within a couple of minutes!
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Healthy blender recipe
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This Easy Chocolate Quinoa Mousse with Sweet Potato is a delicious way to incorporate more veggies in your diet. It is a low carb healthy treat that's perfect for entertaining!
- 1 small sweet potato, approx. 300 g in weight
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 4 tbsp cacao/cocoa powder
- 150 g cottage cheese, the creamy kind
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 400 F/ 200 C/ gas mark 6. Place the sweet potato on a baking tray and pop in the oven for 30 minutes or until the potato is tender (insert a fork to check). Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. You will need 2/3 cup (a little less than a cup) of the sweet potato pulp (discard the skin).
Place all the ingredients (including the sweet potato) in a powerful blender (I used Optimum VAC2 Air Vacuum Blender) and puree until velvety smooth.
Divide the mixture between 5-6 pots and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Serve with seasonal fruit or simply on its own.
Both the quinoa and the sweet potato can be prepared ahead and kept in the fridge (for up to 3 days) until you are ready to use them.
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