One of my first posts was for an AIP carob avocado mousse which calls for a small amount of maple syrup. In that post I mentioned that I eat a lot of an unsweetened carob mousse … and I do mean a lot!
Thankfully this doesn’t seem to have any negative effects for me.
I found that one of the hardest things … one of many … when implementing the autoimmune protocol was replacing sweets with something that wouldn’t cause a flare and still satisfy those cravings for something yummy after dinner. This unsweetened carob mousse fits the bill: dessert after a meal and no flares (at least for me).
Playing around with the recipe:
The basic recipe for this unsweetened carob mousse calls for avocados, bananas, coconut milk, coconut butter (see how to make), coconut oil, toasted carob and some kind of flavoring. Occasionally I will roast a yam and replace the bananas with the sweetness of the yam, sometimes I put in a few drops of wild orange essential oil (make sure that the oil is food grade) and sometimes I use zest from an orange. If you have been able to successfully reintroduce vanilla you could also add it to this mousse.
Please don’t look too closely at the photos of this unsweetened carob mousse … blush. I have to confess that I didn’t process my coconut butter long enough and so it is a bit gritty. Arghhhh! I will replace these photos the next time that I make this.
Food to Heal Ourselves
This smooth and creamy mousse satisfies those cravings for a treat without the addition of any sweeteners.
15 minPrep Time
15 minTotal Time
1/2 cup powdered toasted carob
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
2 large ripe bananas broken into chunks
3 medium size avocados
1 tin coconut milk 13.5 ounces (guar gum free)
1/2 cup warmed and softened coconut butter
zest from one orange
pinch of salt if desired
Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender and process on high, scraping down the sides of the blender and/or tamping down the bananas and avocados as necessary. Make sure that it is processed to a velvety smooth texture.
1. You can substitute a fairly large roasted yam or 2-3 medium size roasted sweet potatoes for the bananas.
2. This is a rich treat so the servings are 1/2 cup.
3. You can put each serving into a number of small bowls or, if this is just for you, pour the contents of the blender into two empty large size yogurt containers. Scoop out a serving when the desire for a treat hits you!
4. I have used a food processor to make this mousse but my food processor doesn't
give me the smooth texture that I'm looking for.