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Well, if you love chocolate this really is a super healthy super-fix! Quick to make, but for best results you do need a high power blender to get a very creamy textured mousse.

Bee pollen is a rich source of various nutrients, particularly B vitamins.

Serves 4-6 or more

Mousse

  • 5 pitted medjool dates (60 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 tablespoon Bailey’s
  • Liquid from soaked dates

Topping

  • 1 tablespoon toasted pistachio nuts, ground
  • 1 dessertspoon bee pollen
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Diabetic friendly
  • Low GI
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Paleo
  • Raw
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Method

  1. To make mousse: For best results soak pitted dates overnight in boiling water, then remove dates keep the liquid. Combine soaked dates, avocado, Bailey’s and cacao with a little of the date liquid in a high speed blender and blend till smooth and creamy. Add extra liquid for a lighter mousse.
  2. Spoon into serving dishes and leave to chill in fridge.
  3. Whilst mousse is chilling, toast pistachios on a dry pan for 2-3 minutes, transfer to blender and pulse to resemble fine breadcrumbs. Add some bee pollen and sprinkle the mix on the mousse just before serving.

Maggie's Tips

  • If Bailey’s is not your tipple and you prefer a dairy free, vegan option, replace it with with the same amount of freshly squeezed orange juice and zest of ¼ orange. This will keep in your fridge for a few days.