This High Protein Chocolate Mousse is jam-packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals thanks to Greek yogurt and cacao powder. And it tastes incredible!
Made with only three ingredients, with most of the wait being in a hand-off overnight stay in the fridge, you could make this recipe weekly for a quick and easy dessert or snack no one will guess is healthy.Print
Both a favorite of small children and a fancy dessert option at upscale restaurants, chocolate mousse, can also be jammed packed with protein, vitamins, and elusive minerals. Made with only three ingredients and with most of the wait being in a hand-off overnight stay in the fridge, you could make this recipe weekly for a quick and easy dessert or snack no one will guess is healthy.
Greek Yogurt, Not Just Good for Bones
Thicker than regular yogurt, Greek yogurt concentrates dairy’s goodness, including probiotics, B vitamins, calcium, and more. Studies on muscle growth and exercise sometimes use Greek yogurt instead of the more traditional whey protein, with great results. It can also help you feel more full than other yogurts, with a creaminess that only needs minimal sugar to turn decadent.
In this recipe, dark chocolate chips are used for a touch of sweetness, along with cacao powder for a double dose of flavor. That’s it! No need to whip egg whites, temper egg yolks, or worry about gently folding in ingredients to keep things fluffy. This Protein Chocolate Mousse is pretty much foolproof.
A Runner’s Secret Weapon
Chocolate is delicious; no need to state it. But did you know it’s also great to boost your workouts? Some call it a runner’s superfood, and for good reasons. It’s full of magnesium, which prevents muscle cramps and helps balance out dietary calcium, a mineral usually abundant in dairy diets.
But when it comes to magnesium, some studies show that up to half of the US population is deficient in this essential mineral. This makes cacao not only a great companion to dairy-rich desserts but also a great pre-workout ingredient due to its positive impact on blood flow and performance.
A Great Make-Ahead Recipe
If you’re into meal planning like we are, you will want this recipe in your menu rotation. For the best flavor, you will need to chill your Protein Chocolate Mousse for at least 2 hours, although it will get thicker and more flavorful the longer it is kept refrigerated.
While making it, you can also make a batch of whipped cream using thick coconut cream or regular whipped cream. No need to sweeten as the Protein Chocolate Mousse provides all the flavor you need. Piped on top of each glass, you will have an elegant yet nourishing dessert or snack you can feel good about feeding to your loved ones.
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1 cup (170 g) dark chocolate chips
1 ½ cups (360 g) Greek yogurt
⅓ cup (30 g) cacao powder
- Melt the chocolate chips in a medium bowl set on top of another one filled with very hot water, stirring regularly. Alternatively, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, keeping an eye on them and stirring often so they do not burn. Allow the chocolate to cool down a bit before making the mousse.
- Place the melted chocolate, Greek yogurt, and cacao powder in a high bowl and whip them together using a hand mixer until well combined and creamy.
- Divide the Protein Chocolate Mousse between 4 serving glasses, cover, and place them into the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight. It will get thicker as it chills in the fridge.
- Serve as is or with a dollop of coconut whipped cream or regular whipped cream, and a ripe cherry.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Chill Time: 2 hours
- Category: Dessert
- Serving Size: 4
- Calories: 345 grams
- Fat: 21 grams
- Carbohydrates: 29 grams
- Fiber: 7 grams
- Protein: 14 grams
Keywords: chocolate mousse, runner recipes, healthy dessert, high protein