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Vegan Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Mousse

You cannot have Valentine’s Day without chocolate but you can have chocolate without any guilt. This rich vegan chocolate mousse has all that is wonderful about a chocolate mousse without the guilt and adds a hint of tart pomegranate juice.

Vegan Dark Chocolate Pomegranate MousseIngredients

1–3 ounce high-quality dark chocolate bar (the higher the % Cocoa the lower the sugar content and the more antioxidant and beneficial compounds)

1–12.3 oz package firm silken tofu, cut into large chunks

1/4 cup 100% pomegranate juice

1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

1 Tbsp. agave nectar

Pomegranate seeds for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place chocolate bar pieces in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave at 20-second intervals until melted (stirring after each interval).
  2. Combine tofu and pomegranate juice in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Add cocoa powder, agave nectar, and melted chocolate and process until well-combined. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Put the mousse in a piping bag or, if you don’t have one, a zip-top plastic bag with a corner snipped off. Pipe into dessert cups and garnish with pomegranate seeds.

About Kindra Peterson, MS, RD, CSO

Kindra Peterson, MS, RD, CSO Ironwood Cancer and Research CentersKindra is a Registered Dietitian. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional Science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and her Master’s of Science Degree in Nutrition from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Kindra has almost 20 years of experience working in Healthcare and Nutrition and over ten years of teaching experience, specializing in courses related to nutrition, health, and wellness at the university level.

About Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers (ICRC) is the largest multi-specialty oncology network in the Greater Metro Phoenix area. They have over 100 medical providers, a robust Integrative Services program, and a dedicated clinical research department. Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers has 15 valley locations and five comprehensive cancer care centers that offer a multi-disciplinary approach for expedited personalized patient care. For more information, please visit our website at www.ironwoodcrc.com.