Healthy Peanut Butter Mousse
Would you believe me if I told you that this Peanut Butter Mousse is healthy? Well you should, because it is! It’s all-natural, refined sugar-free, low-carb, high protein and totally nutritious. Don’t worry, though, it doesn’t taste like broccoli or anything. This super easy four-ingredient mousse is super rich, super creamy, perfectly sweet and packed with peanut butter flavor. After you get a little taste you won’t believe that this is actually good for you.
What I love about this recipe is how quick and easy it is to prepare. I am pretty busy with school right now — lots of classes, lots of homework, lots of exams — so when I’m in the mood for dessert (which is all the time) I need something fast but still delicious. This Healthy Peanut Butter Mousse is IT!!
When I made this mousse for my family, no one believed it was actually sugar free and high protein (let alone vegan).
My dad said, “There’s no way this is low calorie” *spoons mousse into mouth*
I told him it was. “No, it is, the whole bowl has 290 calories and 37g of protein!”
Dad: Wow, it tastes like it’d be really fatty *scrapes bowl clean* That was really good… Is there any more left?
He asked for another bowl later that day. And he had some for breakfast the next day too. Oh, and did I mention that my dad doesn’t even like sweets? So if he likes it, you will too!
Time for a nutrition label showdown! Here, I compare the nutrition label of my Healthy Peanut Butter Mousse to the nutrition label of a typical recipe I found online. Bon Appetit’s nutrition label is on the left, the Desserts with Benefits nutrition label is on the right:
(prepare to be shocked… hold on to your pants)
(This is me being generous to Bon Appetit’s nutrition label. In the first calculation I got 920 calories per serving. But, assuming that their whipped cream fluffed up an extra amount, that would result in 710. Again, that’s being generous)
All I can say is…
WOW WHAT THE HECK OH MY GOODNESS THE DIFFERENCE IS CRAZY CAN YOU BELIEVE IT BECAUSE I SURE CAN’T AHHHH IS THIS FOR REAL BECAUSE IF IT IS LIFE IS AWESOME.
Okay, I took a breath. But seriously? Seriously?? For the same amount of mousse, my recipe has:
- 420 less calories
- 44g less fat
- 23.5g less saturated fat
- NO cholesterol
- 28g more protein
In just one serving of Bon Appetit’s recipe there is almost the same amount of fat as 1/3 cup of butter and nearly 3 tablespoons of sugar. All the while, my recipe has NO butter and NO added sugar.
Okay, I’ve heard enough. I’m off to the kitchen to make myself another batch 😉
It’s TIME TO DIG IN!