Sweet potatoes and chocolate are a surprisingly delicious combination. I am always experimenting with different ingredients in the blender, looking for the next, best, treat. This chocolate mousse is simple and healthy, but the best part about it is the thick texture. I’ve used avocados in chocolate mousse before, even cashews or coconut, but the sweet potato works beautifully. You could also use yams of any variety in this recipe, as I’ve found that the Japanese yams also work great. I think these orange/purple roots are worth talking about, and worth eating as often as you can. They are a true superfood with incredible versatility, low in calories, high in fiber, gluten free, and host an impressive nutrient profile.
Stracciatella is a popular, traditional gelato variety in Italy. It is a lot like chocolate chip ice cream, but smoother. Melted chocolate is poured into the churning gelato and produces long ribbons that solidify in the cold then get broken up in pieces. Here is my nice cream version, and it only takes a few minutes to prepare, has no sugar, and no need to melt chocolate (unless you like), we’re just going to use cacao nibs. It tastes so much like the stracciatella in Italy due to the shreds of cacao that are in every bite.
Smoothie bowl ideas are priceless in my book. The more you check mine out, and make your own, is the more you’ll get to know how to pair fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds, together to make delicious bowls. Pairing isn’t the easiest thing. I’ve put some ingredients in mine that didn’t go well, consistency or taste wise. These healthy bowls are better when they look good, taste good, and have just the right texture. That can be tricky. Apple oat bowl is great because it has all the wonderful apple and cinnamon flavor, but thick like ice cream.
This has been my first post back after a few long weeks of moving into a new apartment here in Brooklyn. My new place has a great garden that I’m already enjoying with my cat, Sonny (pictures of him coming). I also have a bunch of potted herbs going, and some cherry tomatoes and sweet peppers that I’ll be excited to add in my dishes soon. Feels really good to be getting a much needed fresh start. Summer has been very positive so far, though I’ve missed posting my recipes. And, there is nothing better than a simple batch of healthy cookies to break in my new oven.
I look forward to getting out of bed just to enjoy my cherry chocolate bowl. Whenever I buy cherries, this is on the list for the morning after. Cherry chocolate is one of those combinations that reminds us of indulging, but this bowl is healthy. Freeze it and re-blend it to make an ice cream. Drink it. Spoon it out of the bowl like I do. Any way you eat it, you’ll love it.
I really loved creamsicles when I was a kid, fudgesicles and popsicles too. This bowl is a spin off of that creamsicle orange flavor that is refreshing and rich at the same time. It was creamy, filling, sweet, and smooth. I reached the bottom of the bowl too quickly and went for a second.