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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Passion Fruit Mousse

Passion Fruit Mousse (Mousse de Maracuja)
This is a tastebud tickler. It's one of my favorite Brazilian desserts, made vegan. Sometimes you just want something sweet, but not too sweet. This is the perfect blend. A subtle sweetness with a hint of tart. The good thing about this dessert is you don't have to feel guilty afterwards. Agave nectar is the only sweetener used in the recipe, plus there are many benefits to eating passion fruit.
There are only 2 simple steps to this simply delicious dessert. Just put the ingredients into the blender, blend for about 10 minutes, place in serving dishes, and let it chill in the refrigerator.
There are so many health benefits to this dessert, so I hope you enjoy the recipe and realize how healthy it is for you as well.



Recipe:
1 cup raw cashews
1 cup water
1 package Passion fruit concentrate (or 2 passion fruits)
1/4 cup agave nectar

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend for 10-12 minutes, until it becomes thicker. Place mousse in serving dishes, and put them into the fridge to chill.

How to Extract Passion Fruit Juice
1. Remove pulp with a spoon
2. Strain it to remove the seeds
3. Blend it to a homogenous consistency

Benefits of Passion Fruit
It helps to fight against disease of the blood, intestines, and nervous system. It is one of the richest iron fruits, so it helps with iron deficiency anemia. Even though it is a non-heme iron, it is still highly absorbed due to it having plenty of vitamin C.
There is plenty of fiber in passion fruit, which means it helps with constipation. It is one of the richest  fruit products in soluble fiber. It also helps with nervousness and anxiety.