Chocolate Mousse Cherry Parfait. Chocolate and cherries have ingredients that boost your mood, help you sleep, and other benefits. Cacao powder, for instance, stimulates the release of endorphins and may have an anti-depressant effect as well as reduce high blood pressure and improve circulation. Cashews add healthy protein, dates add fiber. Cherries, of course, help you sleep, being a source of melatonin.
- 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
- 1 can coconut milk – use the liquid and cream
- 1 cup homemade date paste (my recipe below*)
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1 tsp maca powder
- 2 tbsp cacao nibs
- 1/2 cup nut milk
- 1 tbs chia seeds
Dee Dine is the recipe developer and writer behind Green Smoothie Gourmet. She shares her super healthy wholesome recipes on her blog and her Instagram that she feeds her family and friends. She gravitates toward recipes that are fast to create, plant-based, nutritious, easy, and use familiar ingredients. And chocolate is always a good idea! More about Dee.