Black Forest Beauty Mousse

Dessert with a side of beauty benefits? Don't mind if we do! This enticing little number is packed with beautifying ingredients, making it a definite go to when the sweet tooth comes calling. Berries, standard in a classic black forest dessert, are nutritionally dense, fibre filled, low energy and filled with polyphenol antioxidants. They are also a great source of vitamin C which is essential for collagen production and also acts as an antioxidant, protecting the skin from oxidative damage. The base of this mousse is avocado and coconut yoghurt, both providing a source of healthy fats which is essential for skin barrier function, coconut yoghurt also contains probiotics to help keep your gut healthy and keep skin glowing from the inside out. We've also included our Collagen Beauty, of course, as no beauty-loving dessert is complete without it, and we're always looking for new ways to work it into our day.


2 large ripe avocados

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups cherries, pitted and halved

1/4 cup water

3 tsp lemon juice

fresh berries to serve (we love blueberries, raspberries and strawberries)

coconut yoghurt


3/4 cup The Wholefood Pantry Dark Chocolate Buttons, chopped

3 tbsp The Wholefood Pantry Cocoa Powder (Or Lover's Latte)

1 pinch The Wholefood Pantry Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt

2 tbsp Collagen Beauty

2-3 tsp The Wholefood Pantry Maple Syrup

2 tbsp The Wholefood Pantry Coconut Sugar

2 tbsp The Wholefood Pantry Pesticide Free Almonds, roughly chopped

1. Melt dark chocolate buttons over a double boiler until fully melted.

2. Place avocado, melted chocolate, cocoa, almond milk, vanilla extract, Collagen Beauty and salt into a blender. Pulse until smooth. Add maple syrup until desired level of sweetness is achieved.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

3. Place pitted and halved cherries into a small sauce pan with water, coconut sugar and lemon juice. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat. Cook until cherries are soft (about 5 minutes).

4. Remove cherries from the heat, transfer to a blender or food processor and purée.

5. When ready to serve, remove mousse from the fridge and pour into 4 small glasses. Layer with coconut yogurt, cherry coulis, fresh berries and almonds.


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