Simple strawberry mousse ready in only 5 minutes using three whole food ingredients for a healthy and decadent dessert experience.
Whipped desserts such as this healthy chocolate mousse are some of the fastest and easiest to make.
Despite the simplicity, mousse is also elegant and universally delights both family and guests who may stop by for dinner.
The sweetness of the fresh (or frozen) strawberries allows for minimal use of a whole food sweetener.
If you prefer extra firm mousse with a few grams of protein, blend in optional whipped egg whites. They should always be from freshly cracked eggs. Do not use liquid egg whites or egg beaters from the store.
This is a great after-school snack for kids! Healthy mousse made with strawberries is loaded with nourishing fats which steady the blood sugar and mood after a long day in the classroom!
It’s also a good source of whole food Vitamin C, which is easier to absorb and better for the body than synthetic (usually GMO sourced) ascorbic acid supplements.
Tip: Leftover egg yolks are great to add extra nutrition to smoothies, broths, or soups. They can be refrigerated in a glass container with a tight-fitting lid for a day or two until ready to use.
Strawberry Mousse (3 ingredients)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 143 kcal
1 pint strawberries
1 cup heavy cream
3-4 Tbl maple syrup
3 egg whites (optional)
Pulse fresh or thawed strawberries with maple syrup in a food processor until almost smooth, leaving a few small chunks.
In a large bowl, whip cream and strawberry mixture with a hand mixer until fluffy.
In another bowl, whip optional egg whites (separated from fresh eggs washed in warm, soapy water first) with hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
Fold in optional whipped egg whites until just blended for a firmer strawberry mousse.
Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers in a glass bowl with a secure lid for up to 4 days.
This article was originally published on thehealthyhomeeconomist.com.
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