PRETTY LITTLE THINGS

 

imageI love pretty little things, especially when it comes to food.  Melbourne has turned on its A-game this week with some stellar steamy weather.  Speaking of weather, I’ve been feeling a bit under it today so I popped off to the store today in my summer dress (it’s really too hot for clothes, just saying) to pick up a few things, ran into lovely Bev and had a chat, she’s my Nans age and just the loveliest woman (hope I’m half as cool as her when I’m her age, she’s got a heart of gold).

“Beautiful women don’t diet, beautiful women learn to cook!                                                                                         – C. Kumai

I whipped up a chocolate mousse because by some miracle of the heavens I had everything needed in my cupboard.  This is a recipe by Green Kitchen Stories (I may have been stalking their website today at 3am when I couldn’t sleep).  Now I have to say, I have made ‘healthy mousse’ before very VERY unsuccessfully and ended up throwing it out cause it really didn’t taste nice, but i dipped my finger into this batch and yep, yum yummy yum yum.  So yummy!  I almost ate it all right out of the blender but I showed some self control (something I am lacking in) and put most of it into a bowl and into the fridge and licked the rest of the jar clean.  It’s yum people and its a healthy treat so that’s what I call a win win!  I have been drinking water today like a goat that has been lost in the desert for years and has found an oasis so to switch things up a bit, I juiced some of my oranges and filled the rest of the glass with ice, cause its hot people and ice is our best friend.  Twas the perfect addition to my chocolate mousse!  I’ve attached their recipe below.  Check out their videos too, they are just the cutest!

C H O C O L A T E  M O U S S E   w /  a v o c a d o .


1 ripe avocados, stone removed
2 ripe bananas
3 tbsp nut butter
4 tbsp cacao powder or more to taste
a pinch of sea salt
berries and fresh mint, for garnish

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor.
Puree until mousse consistency.
Place in bowl and leave in fridge for 30 mins.
Serve topped with berries and fresh mint.

RECIPE by Green Kitchen Stories : see video ( HERE )


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R A W  C A C A O : one of the best sources of magnesium found in nature, in addition to containing high amounts calcium, zinc, iron, copper, sulfur, and potassium. Cacao contains many chemicals that enhance physical and mental well-being, including alkaloids, proteins, magnesium, and beta-carotene ( My New Roots ).

A V O C A D O : Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats – a good kind of fat that assists in lowering cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease, and even offering protection against certain cancers like colon cancer and breast cancer. Avocados are also a very concentrated dietary source of the carotenoid lutein, a phytochemical that protects the eyes against macular degeneration and cataracts. They also contain significant amounts of vitamin K, essential for normal blood clotting; calcium to maintain strong bones; folate to combat against Alzheimer’s disease; and vitamin C to boost the immune system ( My New Roots ).

B A N A N A S : a great whole food.  They are rick in tryptophan which is converted to serotonin (the happy neurotransmitter), they are great for energy and balancing blood sugar levels.  They have high levels of Vitamin B6 which is great for the nervous system, immune system (just to name a few), a source of iron and potassium so good for the blood and heart.  They gently remove heavy metals from out bodies by chelation.  They are a natural antacids and great for those with stomach ulcers.  They help to balance out bowel movements to reduce constipation and diarrhoea.  Also good for getting rid of warts! ( Food Matters ).

N U T S : A great source of healthy fats and protein along with vitamins and minerals and they feel like you are eating something unhealthy when in fact you aren’t! ha! Its a healthy trick!


 

And Volia!  My delicious afternoon treat!

Enjoy!

Alyce Kate.

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