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March 24, 2015

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Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Fruit

Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Fruit

This recipe is a Food for Life program favorite! The secret ingredient is extra-firm silken tofu which makes this treat really creamy, without the guilt of the high-fat, high-calorie French delicacy.

Makes 10 servings

Ingredients

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup nondairy milk, such as soymilk or rice milk
1.5 packages (12.3 ounces each) low-fat silken tofu
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 strawberries, sliced

Directions

Place chocolate chips into a small pan, cover, and cook on low heat. Allow 5 minutes for chocolate to melt stirring occasionally. Place tofu, vanilla, melted chocolate chips, and nondairy milk mixture into a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Chill for 2 hours in the refrigerator or 30 minutes in the freezer. Slice strawberries and serve on top of the mousse.

Per serving (1/10 of recipe): 125 calories; 6 g fat; 3.1 g saturated fat; 43.5% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g protein; 14.1 g carbohydrates; 10.5 g sugar; 1.5 g fiber; 75 mg sodium; 63 mg calcium; 1.4 mg iron; 7.2 mg vitamin C; 7 mcg beta-carotene; 0.5 mg vitamin E

Source: Food for Life Cancer Project curriculum

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