Festive Low GI Chocolate Mousse

This Low GI dessert recipe is a perfect way to enjoy a sweet treat, without the energy or blood sugar crash.

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Have your dessert and keep your blood sugars balanced too.

Crafted with carefully chosen low glycemic index ingredients, this exquisite dessert is designed to provide a sustained energy release, making it an ideal choice for those who are conscious of maintaining stable glucose levels. It’s perfect for enjoying the sweetness of life, while also nurturing your wellbeing.

Why This Dessert is Uniquely Delicious and Healthy

  • Berry Chia Sauce: Bursting with vibrant berries, rich in antioxidants, and chia seeds, known for their omega-3 fatty acids, this sauce is not just delicious but also a powerhouse of nutrition.

  • Chocolate Mousse: Featuring cacao butter and powder, this mousse is more than just decadently chocolatey. It’s a source of flavonoids, beneficial for heart health. The inclusion of avocados adds creaminess and a host of vitamins and minerals, while cardamom and orange zest bring a refreshing twist. Avocados are also a great source of healthy fats helping us feel fuller for longer.

  • Aquafaba Meringue Whip: A marvel of culinary innovation, this vegan-friendly meringue made from aquafaba is light yet luscious. Sweetened with monkfruit—a natural, low-GI sweetener—it’s a guilt-free addition that elevates the dessert to new heights.

This dessert is an ideal accompaniment for the festive season, blending health and happiness in every spoonful. Simple yet elegant, it’s a testament to the joy of mindful eating during these special times.

Prepare the chocolate mousse and berry layers a day in advance and store in the fridge, allowing the flavours to gently infuse and develop. This approach not only eases your preparation on the day of celebration but also enhances the overall taste experience. The chocolate mousse, rich and velvety, paired with the slightly tart berry sauce, creates a delightful contrast — a reminder of the simple pleasures of the season.

When it’s time to serve, the aquafaba meringue whip adds the finishing touch. Whisked to a smooth and shiny consistency just before serving, it brings a light and airy quality to the dessert. This last-minute addition ensures a fresh and festive presentation, making the dessert a perfect treat for your holiday gatherings.

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Berry Chia Sauce

  • 2 cups berries
  • 1/4 cup chia
  • 2 Tbsp water

Chocolate Mousse

  • 110g cacao butter
  • 75g cacao powder
  • 2 large avocados
  • 2 pinches cardamom
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • optional (sweetener of choice)

Aquafaba Meringue Whip

  • 1 tin chickpea aquafaba (liquid from canned chickpeas)
  • 100g monkfruit sweetener
  • 1/2tsp vanilla bean paste


Place berries, chia and water into a pot and cook until berries are soft. Set aside to thicken.

a Melt cacao butter in double boiler. Once melted mix in cacao powder. Add all ingredients including cacao mixture into a high-speed blender and combine until you reach a thick mousse consistency. Option to add sweetener if you wish although we do find that the darker notes of the cacao compliment the sweetness of the meringue very well.

Layer mousse and jam into glasses.

Shortly before serving add aquafaba to bowl and use electric beater on high speed until it starts to thicken. Be patient as this can take a few minutes. Once thick slowly add in monkfruit sweetener and vanilla paste. Whip until the aquafaba is smooth and shiny and the tips are stiff and hold their shape.

Spoon dollops on top of mousse and berry sauce, garnish and serve immediately. Aquafaba does not hold its shape for too long. If it starts to fall together simply whip up until stiff once more and serve.