How to Strike Sugar on Valentine’s Day!

How to celebrate the sweetest day of the year without sugar.

We are only a few days into the Strike Sugar Challenge and already we are faced with a dilemma.  How can we do justice the most romantic day of the year without sugar??

It can be done my friends.  And you won’t feel cheated.  

Chocolate is a food in its’ own right.  Loaded with minerals and feel-good chemicals like theobromine - the “I’m in love chemical” - chocolate is more than a sweet indulgence. It can nourish and balance your blood.  It can satisfy the desire for more.  It is creamy, indulgent and sensual.

We must have chocolate!

And I have just the treat for you.  Enjoy my stunningly unctuous Chocolate Avocado Mousse, guilt-free and with great love.

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Ingredients

  • flesh of 2 ripe avocados (240g)
  • 1/2 cup darkest chocolate chips OR cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup plant-based milk of choice (unsweetened and unflavoured please)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract.
  • 1/8 tsp salt.

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and process until creamy and smooth.  If your mixture is too thick, add some more milk and process again.

Chocolate Tofu Mousse

Ingredients

  • 1 - 2  (240g) packages silken or soft tofu
  • 1/2 cup darkest chocolate chips OR cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup plant based milk of choice (unsweetened and unflavoured please)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract.
  • 1/8 tsp salt.

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until creamy and smooth.  If your mixture is too thick, add some more milk and process again.

I promise, despite the “t” word, this dessert will amaze your most skeptical dining companion.  “It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely,”  as Cole Porter once sang.

Top this sinful chocolate treat with a dusting of Maldon sea salt flakes and a bit of shaved chocolate while listening to the genius himself ….

Happy Valentine’s Day mon chere!

Warmly and with great love,

Tosca Reno

PS. For the rest of the day, remember, nothing feels as good as health.  You got this!  xoxoxoxo

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