Perhaps you’ve heard that you have to give up carbs in order to lose weight.
This couldn’t be further from the truth!
Do you probably need to give up the way that you’ve been doing things and find a better way? Yes. But giving up carbs is NOT the answer.
Jarrod and I know this is true because we are living in a balanced way and have been for years. We are healthy, have lost weight, and have kept it off. And we get to enjoy our lives every single day, and our lives, well, they include (you guessed it) Carbs.
It’s important for you to understand that…
Carbs are not the Devil they’ve been made out to be.
Your body was made to need carbs in order to function properly. And when you don’t get them, well you may find that you do ok for a while, and perhaps you might even feel a bit better at first (there’s a reason for that, and the reason is not that all carbs are bad). But in the end going off carbs just doesn’t work, and as you know from your previous experiences, there’s a strong tendency to finally go crazy on those things you have been told you can’t have. And not to mention, losing carbs is simply not a healthy balanced way to live.
And that’s why we love sharing healthy dessert options with you.
Because after all, why should you ever have to live for a “cheat day,” when you could be living a life that is enjoyable every… single… day?
With this in mind, we are excited to introduce to you one of our favorite treats…Chocolate Mousse.
You are going to love it!Print
This Coconut Mousse has all the taste of the heavy whipping cream version, without any of the guilt or harmful ingredients.
Place 2 cans of coconut milk into the refrigerator overnight. This helps the cream to rise to the top and firm up, so you get the mousse consistency you’re after. Be sure not to shake the cans.
The next day carefully remove the cans of milk from the refrigerator. Open each can and carefully scoop the cream off the top and place this cream into a mixing bowl. Leave the clear coconut liquid in the can, do not add it to your mixing bowl. (Tip: This liquid will make a great addition to your next smoothie).
Sift cacao into the bowl, then add salt, vanilla, and your sweetener of choice. Always err on the side of less sweetener since you can add more to taste.
And finally, simply mix all of the ingredients with your hand mixer until it is light and fluffy.
You may eat the mousse now, or for an even firmer airy texture cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
For another super simple healthy dessert recipe, check out these incredible Pecan Pralines.
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