Homemade Halloween Series: Chia Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse

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Halloween is all about candy & treats!  But don't fall so far off your healthy lifestyle that you feel sick and it takes you more than a day to get back on track.  This Homemade Halloween Series will allow you to have your cake and eat it too . . . Pun intended :D

I'll show you quick and easy ways to make your Halloween treats at home.  Let's make this Halloween a "high fructose corn syrup - free" zone, and maybe even add some healthy ingredients to your Halloween treats!


Chia Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse {Vegan} {Gluten-free}

serves 3-4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1¼ cup organic full fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder or organic cocoa powder
  • ⅔ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds-grind into powder
  • 1-15 ounce can organic pumpkin puree
  • 1-70% organic dark chocolate bar

INSTRUCTIONS:

    1. Heat coconut milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until hot and simmering but not boiling.
    2. Stir in raw cacao or cocoa powder, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Stir mixture until smooth.
    3. Place chia seeds into a high speed blender or a spice grinder and pulse until they turn into powder.
    4. Pour coconut milk into blender with the chia seed powder, and add pumpkin puree. Blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and add additional sweetener to taste if needed.
    5. Pour chia chocolate pumpkin mousse into a heatproof container and refrigerate overnight.  Once the mousse is chilled, serve topped with the melted chocolate bar + nuts of choice or homemade whip cream.


STORAGE:

Mousse lasts for 1 week covered in the refrigerator.

Recipe has been modified, but inspired from:  A Harmony Healing:  http://aharmonyhealing.com/chia-chocolate-pumpkin-mousse/ 

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