LAYERED CHOCOLATE CHIA MOUSSE
Serves 4 Sugar free, dairy free, gluten free, nut free, paleo & family friendly; chia is fantastic for you. A great source of omega 3, fibre and protein and also has a stabilizing effect on blood sugar. Not to mention they absorb 10 times their weight in
• 3 cups almond milk (or rice milk or even
just milk if you prefer)
• 1/2 cup chia seeds
• 3 tbs unsweetened cocoa or
• 2 tsp of your sugar free sweetener of choice e.g. Stevia. I personally don’t enjoy the taste and use a tablespoon of maple syrup instead which is not technically sugar free but still paleo friendly
• Optional garnishes: banana, strawberries or try whipped coconut cream with shavings of dark chocolate and a mint leaf... Mmmmm
Whisk together all ingredients except your garnishes. The cocoa will take a couple of minutes to combine with the milk.
Cover your bowl and pop in the fridge overnight (or for 4 hours minimum) to chill & absorb the liquid.
If you prefer a smooth, more traditional mousse texture (I like the seeds, my toddler likes smooth!), simply blitz your finished product in a high powered blender until thick and creamy.
Serve how ever you fancy. I served mine in a glass between layers of sliced banana & strawberries, and I highly recommend the swirl of whipped cream, shaved dark chocolate a mint leaf to make things extra fancy.