This immune-boosting, keto chocolate chia mousse might just be the most guilt-free chocolate indulgence ever. It's a 5-minute-prep keto chocolate mousse recipe that is packed with superfoods, anti-oxidants, and thanks to a special ingredient, adaptogens. I'm all about the ease and health benefits of keto chia pudding, and this recipe takes it to the next level.
If you're looking for a healthy chocolate-y treat, this one's for you. It is:
- gluten-free / dairy-free / vegan
- really easy to make
So what is the special ingredient that makes this keto chocolate mousse such a powerhouse of nutrients? Mushrooms.
That's right, friends. I'm on board the chocolate and mushroom train and I'm loving it. This keto chocolate chia mousse is adaptogenic because of the addition of a mushroom powder supplement.
why mushrooms and chocolate?
Various types of mushrooms are powerful adaptogens, which means, in a nutshell, they can adapt to what your body needs for optimal health. You can find all sorts of info on different types of adaptogenic mushrooms and what they do, but the one I use in this chocolate mousse recipe is Turkey Tail.
These mushrooms are known for their polysaccharides (PSP and PSK) which have been researched extensively. They help support and boost the immune system, manage inflammation, and improve gut health. Some research even shows Turkey Tail has an anti-inflammatory response at the cellular level, may inhibit cancer growth, and can be a powerful immune support for patients undergoing cancer treatment (this is how I first learned about them).
While I've purchased Turkey Tail supplements in capsule form for a couple of years now, I recently began using mushroom supplement in powder form (I'm currently using this one by Om Mushrooms and I'm also a big fan of Host Defense). It's easy to add into any morning coffee routine, or even tea, smoothies, and hot chocolate. The mushroom flavor is really mild and adds a hint of earthiness that pairs especially well with chocolate. Hence, this chocolate chia mousse!
how to make chocolate chia mousse
The thing about this recipe is you don't have to use Turkey Tail in the mousse. You can swap in a different type of mushroom supplement or omit the supplement entirely if you're not quite on board with the idea of mushrooms and chocolate. Either way, this chocolate mousse is delish!
Here's what you need:
- canned, full-fat coconut milk
- chia seeds
- cacao powder (you can also use baking cocoa)
- granulated monk fruit sweetener
- cinnamon (optional)
- a powder mushroom supplement like this Turkey Tail powder (optional)
Making this keto chocolate mousse is easy! Simply combine all the ingredients, chill, then enjoy. Here
- Mix the ingredients - In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and whisk them together until the mixture is smooth.
- Chill - Cover the bowl and chill the chocolate chia mousse in the refrigerator for at least four hours (preferably overnight). It will thicken as it chills and the chia seeds and expand.
- Blend- After the chocolate mousse has chilled for several hours, transfer it to a blender and blend on "high" for 1-2 minutes. This will break down the chia seeds slightly to give you a creamier, whipped chocolate mousse.
- Serve - To serve, top the chocolate mousse with keto-friendly chocolate chips, berries, unsweetened coconut flakes, nuts/seeds (or this delicious keto chocolate sea salt granola).
I hope you love this adaptogenic and keto-friendly chocolate mousse! It's a great way to get some extra immune support along with fiber, protein, and antioxidants from the chia seeds and cacao.
If you give it a try, let me know by dropping a comment below or connecting with me on Facebook or Instagram! I love to see what you're making- feel free to tag @stemandspoon on social media!
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- This keto ricotta and asparagus flatbread, a delicious mix of caramelized leeks and dairy-free ricotta on top of a keto-friendly flatbread (p.s. this flatbread also makes a great keto pizza crust!).
- 1, 14-oz. can unsweetened coconut milk (full-fat)
- ⅓ cup chia seeds
- ⅓ cup cacao powder (or baking cocoa)
- ⅓ cup granulated monk fruit*
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- dash of salt
- dash of ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon Turkey Tail mushroom supplement powder (optional)
- optional toppings: pecans, walnuts, berries, keto chocolate chips, unsweetened coconut flakes, and/or keto granola
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients. Whisk until the mixture is smooth. Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
- Once it has chilled, transfer the chocolate mousse into a high-speed blender. Blend for 1-2 minutes. This helps break down the chia seeds and gives it a smoother, whipped consistency.
- Serve immediately, sprinkled with your toppings of choice.
The mushroom supplement powder is not necessary, but it adds a mild earthy flavor that pairs well with the chocolate. For immune support, opt for Turkey Tail (but any mushroom supplement powder will work).
I haven't tried this recipe with a liquid monk fruit, but you could easily swap it in. I would recommend starting with ½ teaspoon and tasting/adjusting by adding more drops until you reach the desired sweetness.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 17gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 12gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g
This nutritional information is approximate and is provided for convenience as a courtesy.