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Raspberry Mousse Parfait ~ Vegan/ Raw/ Gluten Free

Updated: Jul 21, 2021

This creamy decadent mousse is a scrumptious healthy finale to any dinner.

Goji Berries are a plant based super food high in antioxidants. Cacao nibs have energy boosting nutrients.

Seasons/ Summer for fresh berries

Prep time/15 minutes

Inactive time/ 8 hours

Cooling time/2 hours

Serves 4

1/2 lb raw cashews ( soaked for 8 hours or over night)

1 pint fresh raspberries, ( or1/2 bag of organic frozen raspberries)

2-3 tbsp. Cacao Nibs

2-3 tbsp. goji berries, soaked for 15 minutes, drained, optional

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup maple syrup, or to taste

1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice, or to taste

zest from 1 lemon

a pinch of sea salt

2 tbsp. unrefined coconut oil, melted

1 tsp rose water, Optional

Drain soaked cashews and lay them out on cotton dish towel.

Pour cashews into a food processor along with all the ingredients, EXCEPT , cacao nibs and goji berries.

Process for 5-7 minutes. It takes that long for the mixture to become really creamy. Pour mousse into a glass bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Can be made a day ahead. Takes 2 minutes with a Vitamix.

When chilled, lay a few goji berries and cacao nibs on the bottom of clear glass parfait or other glass. Spoon in a few tbsp. of mousse, then continue to layer. Sprinkle cacao nibs and goji berries on top.

Cooks note: if you do not have a high quality processor you might need to turn off the motor for a few seconds in-between blending.


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