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Chocolate Chia Mousse

I hope you've tried some of my favourite holiday cookies in my recent post! I attended the Chocolate Chip Tahini cookies - they were a hit. So the holiday theme continues because it's only December 3rd.

This recipe for Chocolate Chia Mousse is from my new book Joyous Detox -- which you can order now! 

It is absolutely perfect if you want a healthier holiday dessert! 

This recipe is on page 252 but I've got a video for you to watch too. 

  • 4 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 can (14 oz/400mL) full-fat coconut milk*
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  1. Soak dates in water to cover for 2 hours. Drain.
  2. In a high speed blender or food processor place dates, coconut milk, cacao powder, chia and maple syrup. Blend until fully combined. Pour pudding into individual serving bowls. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  3. Garnish with coconut flakes and berries.


For best results, use organic, full-fat canned coconut milk because it should be thick and creamy. Tetra pak coconut milk will yield a runny consistency. You can do it but you'll just have to add more chia seeds.

Serves 4

There you have it! My chocolate chia mousse -- the perfect holiday dessert or mid-afternoon powersnack. And you could even eat this at breakfast because it's full of good fat and protein to keep your metabolism churning and your belly satisfied. 

Have a joyous week!


Cindy   •   July 14, 2017

OMG this recipe is amazing... Thank you

Rachel Molenda   •   July 14, 2017

It's one of our favourites around here, for sure! Glad you love it Cindy :) Rachel - Joyous Health Team

Meg   •   February 14, 2018

Do you think this recipe would freeze if I make lots?

Rachel Molenda   •   February 14, 2018

Hey Meg, It should be okay, however we haven't tried it so we wouldn't be able to guarantee results. Let us know if you end up giving it a whirl! Rachel - Joyous Health Team

Danielle   •   April 12, 2018

What would be the calories per serving?

Rachel Molenda   •   April 12, 2018

Hey Danielle, We don't have this information available as we prefer to view food from a qualitative perspective rather than a quantitative angle and to focus on the nutritional properties it provides (which is a lot, in this recipe and all of the recipes you'll find on Joyous Health!) Rachel - Joyous Health Team

kailey   •   June 29, 2018

how long will this last in the fridge?!

Joy McCarthy   •   June 30, 2018

About 4 to 5 days, enjoy!

Nancy   •   July 3, 2018

Can Deglet Noor dates be used instead of medjool? I bought these by accident 😬.

Joy McCarthy   •   July 3, 2018

Probably! If they are dry and dense, I would recommend re-hydrating them in hot water before combining. Let me know how it turns out!

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