Posted 5 years ago
Chocolate and Blueberry Tofu Mousse with Sesame Crunch
Valentine’s Day is is quickly approaching, so why not celebrate with a healthy chocolate treat – all the chocolate goodness with none of the guilt. Dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, a group of phytochemicals that act as antioxidants. It makes the perfect complement to blueberries which are packed with phytochemicals anthocyanins, ellagic acid and resveratrol- which have numerous anti-cancer and other health benefits.
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. honey
1/2 cup sesame seeds (raw, untoasted)
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup plain almond milk
8 oz. dark or bittersweet chocolate chips
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
10 oz. silken tofu, drained and cut into cubes
10 oz. blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/3 cup water
2 Tbsp brown sugar
6 oz. silken tofu, drained and cut into cubes
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/8 tsp salt
Place all ingredients into non-stick pan and heat over medium heat, stirring while mixture gently boils until entire mixture is amber in color, and most of liquid is absorbed. Transfer to sheet pan lined with lightly sprayed parchment paper. Cool completely; cut into pieces.
Place almond milk in small saucepan and bring just to boil. Stir in chocolate chips until melted completely. Stir in vanilla. Transfer to blender; add tofu cubes and puree until smooth. Spoon into 8 individual molds or ceramic dish. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
Combine blueberries, water and brown sugar in saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce to simmer and cook for 8 minutes. Drain blueberries and reserve liquid. Transfer blueberries to blender. Add tofu, sugar, lemon juice and salt; puree completely. Spoon over cooled chocolate mousse and return molds or pan to refrigerator. Transfer reserved blueberry juice back to saucepan. Bring to boil, simmer over low heat for 10 minutes to thicken. Set aside.
Unmold or spoon into 8 parfait cups. Drizzle blueberry sauce over top and decorate with sesame crunch.
Makes 8 servings
Per Serving: 280 calories, 14 fat, (6 g sat fat), 40 g carbohydrate, 6 g protein 4 g fiber, 100 mg sodium