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Mocha Mousse & Peanut Cream Bowls

Serves: 2

Last week I posted a recipe for Mocha Ricotta Mousse in dedication to my cousin, Maria. I loved it so much, that I made a second batch! But this time, I decided to spice it up a little bit by creating a full on sweet, yet super healthy dessert with it! This recipe looks complicated, but it is so simple you won’t believe it! Plus, it just looks adorable! You could serve this up as the finish to a healthy family gathering!

Fit Ingredients

For bowls:

  • 2 small Ezekiel Tortillas (or small tortilla of choice)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp stevia

For Peanut Cream:

  • 1/2c (4oz) fat free, low sodium ricotta cheese
  • 1/8c (2tbs, 15g) peanut flour
  • 1 tsp stevia (add more or less depending on desired sweetness)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2tsp water or milk, if needed

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  • large muffin tin (or oven safe bowl/ramekin)
  • Non Stick Spray

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Directions:

Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray your tortillas with nonstick spray (can also rub with coconut oil) and sprinkle with cinnamon and stevia. Form the tortillas into a bowl shape using your large muffin tin or oven safe bowl/ramekin. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the bowls to cool in the tin. While the bowls cool, mix your ricotta cheese, peanut flour, stevia, vanilla extract and water/milk together to form a cream. (Add more or less water/milk depending on how thick you’d like your cream). When the bowls have cooled, spoon half of your mousse recipe into each bowl. Top the mousse with half of the peanut cream and sprinkle with sunflower seeds. That’s it!! Serve chilled!
This recipe is so simple, yet tastes delicious, while packing in tons of protein and fiber!!! Feel free to swap out the sunflower seeds for almond, walnuts or even a few peanuts to enhance the already amazing peanut cream!

*After looking at the color palate on the pictures (soooo boring) I would definitely top this with a bright colored berry such as raspberries (hehe ;)) or even a fresh bing cherry to give it a punch of color!! Since I was the only one eating it, I didn’t think of this until after! But next time I make it for guests, I will absolutely be adding some!!

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Nutrition: (per 1 out of 2 bowls)

Calories: 288.7, Protein: 30.2g, Carbs: 27.0, Fat: 7.1g (3g Saturated), Sodium: 174mg, Fiber: 8g (Net Carbs: 19.0g)

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3 Comments
  • I'm always looking for more things to make with my beloved Ezekiel tortillas. These look yummy!
    July 26, 2012

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