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Protein Rich Cacao Mousse Pie

Protein Rich Cacao Mousse Pie: A Guilt-Free Dessert Delight

protein rich cacao mousse pie

Hey there, health-conscious foodies! Today, I'm excited to share my recipe for Protein Rich Cacao Mousse Pie. If you're looking for a delicious, guilt-free dessert that's not only rich and satisfying but also packed with nutrition, you've come to the right place. I had some extra firm tofu in my pantry and decided to put it to good use in creating this creamy, protein-packed pie.

As crazy as it may sound, this Protein Rich Cacao Mousse Pie is versatile enough to be served as a sweet breakfast treat as well. It might not be your typical morning fare, but it's a fantastic way to kickstart your day with a dose of plant-based protein, healthy fats, and a satisfying touch of sweetness. So, if you're feeling adventurous, go ahead and enjoy a slice with your morning coffee or tea – because who can resist dessert for breakfast, especially when it's this good for you?

Healthy Benefits of the Ingredients:
  1. Extra Firm Tofu: A fantastic source of plant-based protein, tofu is also low in calories and provides essential amino acids, iron, and calcium.

  2. Cacao Powder: Packed with antioxidants, cacao powder supports heart health, reduces inflammation, and improves brain function.

  3. Pure Maple Syrup/Agave Nectar: These natural sweeteners add a touch of sweetness without the refined sugars, keeping the dessert on the healthier side.

  4. Coconut Milk: A dairy-free alternative that adds creaminess without saturated fats. It's also rich in healthy fats and vitamins.

  5. Psyllium Husk: A source of dietary fiber that aids digestion and contributes to the pie's texture.

  6. Quinoa Flakes: A high-protein and gluten-free ingredient for the pie crust, adding a nutty flavor and a boost of nutrition.

Protein Rich Cacao Mousse Pie Recipe:


For the Tofu and Cacao Mousse Layer:

  • 16-ounce block of extra firm tofu

  • 1/2 cup cacao powder (plus 2 additional tablespoons)

  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup or agave nectar (adjust to taste)

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk or another non-dairy alternative

  • 1 tablespoon of psyllium husk (to enhance the texture)

  • 2 teaspoons of non-alcoholic vanilla extract

  • A pinch of salt

For the Pie Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa flakes

  • 1/3 cup melted extra virgin coconut oil

  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder

For Topping:

  • Fresh berries, shaved or drizzled chocolate, hemp seeds, or chopped nuts


  1. Prepare the Pie Crust: In a bowl, combine the quinoa flakes and raw cacao powder. Mix in the melted coconut oil until the mixture is thoroughly blended. Press this mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased pie pan and place it in the refrigerator to firm up while you work on the mousse.

  2. Create the Tofu and Cacao Mousse Layer: Begin by draining the extra firm tofu to eliminate excess moisture, then transfer it to a blender or food processor. Add the unsweetened cacao powder, pure maple syrup (or agave nectar), non-alcoholic vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to the blender with the tofu. Blend the ingredients until they form a smooth and creamy mixture. You might need to pause and scrape down the sides to ensure everything is thoroughly combined. Taste the mousse and make any necessary adjustments in terms of sweetness or cocoa flavor by adding more maple syrup or cocoa powder if desired.

  3. Assemble the Pie: Once your mousse is velvety and irresistible, pour it over the prepared, lightly greased pie crust in the pan.

  4. Chill and Garnish: Refrigerate the pie for at least 2 hours to allow it to set and chill. Prior to serving, get creative with the toppings – garnish with fresh berries, a drizzle of luscious chocolate, a sprinkling of nutrient-rich hemp seeds, or some delightful chopped nuts.

  5. Serve and Savor: Slice your Protein-Packed Cacao Mousse Pie into portions, and delight in this nutritious and satisfying dessert. Remember, it's wonderfully rich and dense, so a little goes a long way!

Estimated Nutrition Facts (per slice, serves 8):
  • Calories: 300

  • Protein: 11g

  • Carbohydrates: 26g

    • Dietary Fiber: 4g

    • Sugars: 15g

  • Fat: 18g

    • Saturated Fat: 13g

Serving Suggestions:

This Protein Rich Cacao Mousse Pie is an indulgence you can feel good about. Since it's quite rich and dense, small servings go a long way. I recommend slicing it into eight portions for a perfectly satisfying treat.

For an extra special touch, top each slice with your choice of fresh berries, a drizzle of dark chocolate, a sprinkle of hemp seeds, or some chopped nuts. The combination of flavors and textures will take your taste buds on a delightful journey.

Storage Recommendations:

If you manage to resist the temptation to devour the entire pie in one sitting, this dessert stores well in the refrigerator. Simply cover it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep it fresh. Enjoy within 3-4 days for the best taste and texture.

Optional and Alternative Ingredients:

Don't be afraid to get creative with this recipe. Here are a few ideas for personalizing your Protein Rich Cacao Mousse Pie:

  • Use different types of non-dairy milk such as almond, soy, or oat for a unique flavor.

  • Experiment with different sweeteners like honey or date syrup.

  • Add a pinch of cinnamon or a hint of espresso powder for extra flavor depth.

  • Swap quinoa flakes for crushed nuts or gluten-free graham crackers for the crust.

I hope you enjoy this Protein Rich Cacao Mousse Pie as much as I do. It's the perfect dessert for satisfying your sweet tooth without sacrificing your health goals. So, whip it up, share it with friends and family, and relish in the creamy, chocolatey goodness. Bon appétit!

Disclaimer: The information I provide in this content is for general informational purposes. It's important to note that it's not a substitute for professional dietary or medical advice. Before making significant dietary changes, particularly if you have allergies or specific dietary needs, I strongly recommend consulting a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian. Ingredient and allergen information can change, so it's essential to verify product details and labels. Please be aware that I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information provided. Your preparation and consumption of the recipe are entirely at your discretion and risk. Enjoy this delightful treat responsibly, keeping your individual dietary requirements and preferences in mind.

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