10 Sep Postnatal? Try This Nutritious Chocolate Mousse
Mother-of-three and highly experienced post and pre-natal Pilates trainer, Nicole Serje, does not shy away from getting her chocolate fix. “This is a fairly simple and easy recipe, and is much better for the postpartum mum than the traditional chocolate mousse, which is made with cream, making it high in saturated fat,” says Nic.
“And it’s great when you need that little bit of a chocolate hit.” Let’s face it. Who doesn’t?
“The main ingredient in this recipe is the versatile avocado (which should be a staple in every mum’s kitchen).
“You can play around with the amount of sweetener that goes into the recipe, according to your preferences. It can also be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days (if there’s any left to store).”
Feel free to extra toppings, such as chopped nuts, dried fruit and so on.
Avocado – Chocolate Mousse
1 ripe avocado
3 tbs cacao or cocoa powder
1/4 cup honey (raw if available), maple syrup or coconut sugar
1/4 cup water, coconut milk or other nut milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
Add 2 tbs chia seeds for an added boost of minerals and antioxidants.
Add 1 tsp unflavoured gelatin to increase the protein content. Gelatin is high in collagen which is important for connective tissue repair.
Mix all the ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Add extra liquid a little at a time, if needed, until you have the consistency you prefer, but don’t make it too runny.
Chill in the fridge for 30 mins or the freezer for 10 mins
Join Nicole at her Post-Natal Recovery – Repairing Diastasis workshops.
31 October 11am – 12.30pm | One Island South and 12 November 11am – 12.30pm | Central
Day 1: Participants are individually assessed for abdominal separation. Nic will gently guide you through key core-strengthening exercises to help bring back abdominal muscles for those with diastasis.
7 November 12pm – 1pm | One Island South and 19 November 11am – 12pm | Central
Day 2: Advance the basic practices from the previous session. Continue to learn new and effective techniques for studio workouts or at home. Feel the renewed strength and control!
Only $600 for both workshops if you book before 30 Sep, $700 for both thereafter
See more at http://flexhk.com/workshops/