Raw Strawberry Mousse with Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

What kind of Valentine's Day person are you? Do you let your inner Cupid go wild and throw love glitter everywhere....

Or perhaps you ignore the day completely, playing the Love Scrooge. 

I'm more in the middle, I like to stop and appreciate the one I love, but when I feel like it not because I'm told to.

However in the spirit of Valentine's Day - whether it be with someone you love or having some valuable time to appreciate yourself - this dessert is decadent yet healthy. It was not quite what I intended to make. I wanted to make heart shaped tarts but I couldn't find the tins I needed and I didn't really feel it was that important to drive anywhere else to find them. And I thought do I really need more things to store? Then I remembered my delicious Raw Chocolate Berry Trifle and decided to festive it up a little. 



If you know my Instagram you'll know my style is more comfort than cordon bleu. I'm not good at fine decorations or fancy pretty little details, I'm more comfortable with free form so this dessert suited me to the ground. I love that each bite has a different combination, and you can change this dessert around to suit your tastes. Do you want a mousse and cookie trifle, a mousse with a touch of cookie, or even a mousse sandwich. Or all of them! I have used strawberries in this recipe but I will definitely be trying this out with different berries, even cherries. 

The chocolate chip cookies are delicious on their own, and will last a week or more in the fridge - if you have that much self control.

They are also great to stash away in the freezer, which I do often. 



Chocolate Chip Cookies 


1 1/3 cups almond meal
1/2 cup pecans

1/2 cup macadamias

3-5 dates soaked

2 tbsp Loving Earth organic Cacao powder

1 tbsp Mayver's crunchy peanut butter

1 tbsp organic maple syrup

Pinch of cinnamon

Pinch Celtic salt

A mix of cacao nibs and chocolate chips. Or chocolate coated cacao nibs from The Source Bulk Foods are delicious! 


Blend nuts together until fine

Add maple syrup, peanut butter, salt and cinnamon and pulse together

Add dates. You will use 3-6 dates depending how soft they are. I like to soak mine to make them softer, then you don't need to use as many

Once everything has come together, pulse in the chocolate chips and cacao nibs

Roll into bite size balls and flatten on a baking sheet

Set in the freezer for 20 minutes

Strawberry Mousse


1 cup strawberries

1/2 cup macadamias

1/2 ripe avocado

1/2 frozen banana

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 tbsp lime juice

Dash of maple syrup 

Pinch of vanilla powder

Pinch Celtic salt


Blend all ingredients together except for the strawberries in a Vitamix or high powered blender until smooth

Add the strawberries

If you want a stronger colour add some beetroot powder

Add the maple syrup to taste, depending how sweet the strawberries are

Set in a bowl for 4 hours or more in the fridge

Assemble in a glass in layers and top with cacao nibs, frozen strawberry hearts and riberries for a parfait.... 


Or sandwich together two cookies with the soft mousse


Mousse with cookies, or cookies with mousse? 



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