Coconut Mousse with Berries

 The coconut aids to restore oxidative tissue damage and contains a source of healthy fats, proteins, and various vitamins and minerals.

 Prep time:  5 mins

Serves 2

Ingredients for the mousse:

  • Flesh of two young coconuts (about 1.5 cups)
  • 18g cacao butter
  • pinch vanilla seeds
  • 3 TBSP coconut water
  • 1 TBSP raw honey (or maple syrup if you want it vegan)

Ingredients for the strawberry mash:

  • A handful of strawberries. Really, that’s all you need.

To assemble:

  • 4 strawberries, sliced
  • handful of whole strawberries
  • handful of whole blueberries
  • 2 TBSP coconut chips
  • 2 TBSP coconut shreds (or more coconut chips)
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp chia seeds

Steps

  1. Melt the cacao butter in a small bowl atop a pot of slowly simmering water.
  2. Add the coconut flesh, vanilla seeds, honey, coconut water and melted cacao butter to a blender and blitz until you get a silky smooth cream. It’s a matter of seconds.
  3. Scoop the cream into a bowl and pop it in the fridge for 10 minutes to set.
  4. Mash the strawberries with a fork. Scoop half in one glass/bowl and half in another.
  5. Arrange the sliced strawberries on the sides of the glass/bowl.
  6. Scoop 1 full TBSP of the coconut cream in each glass, on top of the mashed strawberries.
  7. Top the cream with 1 TBSP of coconut shreds in each glass.
  8. Add few whole strawberries and blueberries.
  9. Top with the rest of the coconut cream, coconut chips, 2-3 strawberries and 2-3 blueberries.
  10. Generously sprinkle poppy seeds and chia seeds.
  11. Enjoy chilled.

Source: Tales of a kitchen

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