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High Protein Chocolate Mousse

List of good things that have happened to me today:

  • This mousse

The rest of my Friday has been all homework and stuff. And yes, by “stuff” I mean “more homework”, but hey what’s new. It’s my last year in school before I go to university and there’s like a month left until the ultimate deathly finals season arrives. It’s all downhill from here now, so you might not see me around here as often as you’re used to.

 

Only 3 Ingredients and it's fat and sugar free!


 

Don’t be surprised if from now on I’m just posting shamefully quick and easy recipes. And I mean recipes that so easy that it’ll actually make you question whether it should be called a recipe or not, like this mousse.

3 Ingredients + 5 Minutes = healthy chocolaty bliss in a bowl.

I honestly don’t know how come I haven’t posted this recipe before. It’s safe to say that I’ve made this +100 times and I’m not exaggerating here at all.

 

Only 3 Ingredients and it's fat and sugar free!

 

This mousse is awesome guys. Real awesome. When you try it you might get why I feel like my day is not complete if I don’t have this stuff after my workouts. 

Why wouldn’t I, though? This deceptively decadent mousse is actually good for you. With 14 grams protein per small serving and virtually no fat and sugar, this is something you could eat everyday.

Now, I do encourage you to stir in some kind of healthy fat such as coconut oil or peanut butter if you’re having it after a tough workout. And same with sugar – your muscles do need some of the stuff to recover after all that stress you’ve been putting them trough. But to each his own, use what you prefer here. It will tastes amazing if you’re going the fat/sugar free route anyway.

The mousse alone, without sugar and fats, clocks at about 100 kcals per serving pictured. Yes, I got rid of that recipe calculator thing. Life isn’t about counting calories and anyway, that widgets is quite dumb and I suspected it never got the info right – au revouir widget!

By the way. Despite its name, this stuff doesn’t taste like the cream/yolks/sugar concoction we’re all know by the name of “mousse”. Mainly, because there is no cream in sight, you know.

 

Only 3 Ingredients and it's fat and sugar free!

 

But oh boy does it taste nice! It is like chocolate velvet, which is technically not cream *sighs because I love cream*, but it’s super delish on its own way too – I think we’d all agree here, right? And texture-wise, you won’t notice a thing, because this mousse is beyond creamy and smooth. Especially if you do let it sit in the fridge overnight, because it gets all airy like real mousse.

Now that’s what I call awesomeness.

 

High Protein Chocolate Mousse
Serves 4
This mousse tastes so sinful that you won't believe it's actually healthy!
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 500 grams fat free quark cheese
  2. 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  3. liquid stevia (or sweetener of choice), to taste
Instructions
  1. Stir all of the ingredients in a bowl until creamy.
  2. Eat right away or let it chill in the fridge for a couple of hours - it is much much better that way. Though it's also delicious if you eat it right after making it.
Notes
  1. You can also add some coffee granules, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, coconut, peanut butter, etc... to favor it. Let your imagination run wild!
  2. My favorite sweeteners here are sugar and stevia. From my point of view, honey and mape syrup don't taste great here. You might give them a go if you want though!
  3. Technically, thick greek yogurt works here, but it makes this taste like chocolate greek yogurt. It's nice, but nowhere near as good as the quark version, so I recommend you do try to find it!
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I hope you enjoy your weekend! It’s going to be all cloudy and rainy where I live, so that way I won’t feel as bad when I have to spend the whole day sitting at home studying… But you know, some warmer weather would be nice…

How about you? Are you getting spring-like weather? And what’s your favorite post-workout treat? I need new ideas, because I’m making my local store running out of quark cheese. Sorry if you live around my area and haven’t been able to get your hands on some quark cheese for a while, by the way.

Happy Friday!

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50 Comments

  • Reply cheri March 21, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Well this is certainly considered a recipe Consuelo! looks great!

  • Reply mayihavethatrecipe March 21, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Awesome pictures and I make the same mousse for my self, but using greek yogurt. I love it!

  • Reply Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen March 22, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Aww…never apologize for posting quick recipes, Consuelo. There is such a need for them, especially when they are as tasty and satisfying as this one for dessert!

  • Reply Nora (A Clean Bake) March 22, 2014 at 4:07 am

    Quick and delicious recipes are the best! This one looks awesome. I have no idea where to get quark cheese here. Would greek yogurt be a decent replacement?

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane March 22, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Ooh, chocolate velvet … that sold it to me, Consuelo! I actually love recipes that are hardly recipes because they’re usually so good for so little effort. This is a fabulous idea! All the best with your finals prep!

  • Reply Joanne March 22, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Good luck with your finals!! Anything you describe as chocolate velvet, sounds like something I need!

  • Reply Alyssa March 22, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Chocolate velvet, quick, high-protein…sign me up! I really enjoy fast recipes like this – they definitely motivate me to make them (especially when they look this good!). This mousse definitely sounds the like the “responsible” late-night-stressed-out-studying dessert to have. I may or may not have dove head first into a bag of chocolate chips during one particularly rough semester. Good luck, Consuelo! :)

  • Reply Layla @ Brunch Time Baker March 22, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    I just want to grab a spoon and dig right in! this mousse looks delish!

  • Reply huntfortheverybest March 22, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    looks like a great healthy snack!

  • Reply Ashley March 22, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    I love recipes like this – I have ones that I make all the time for us at home but just never think to post on the blog (and then one day I’m like ohhh I should post this!) haha This sounds like a perfect sweet treat to get my sugar fix without being horribly over-decadent!

  • Reply Monica March 22, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    I’m amazed at how you can turn so many decadent treats into lighter, better-for-you options. I’m all for quick & easy!

  • Reply Jo @ The Contented Baker March 22, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this wonderful healthy treat Consuelo :-)

  • Reply Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic March 23, 2014 at 3:24 am

    It’s Saturday night and I’m still buried in homework, taking a little break and seeing this chocolate mousse is certainly making me feel a little bit better (and hungry)!

  • Reply Trisha (Stew or a Story) March 23, 2014 at 3:43 am

    I haven’t tried quark cheese, but am determined too now, as I need some protein rich chocolate mousse in my life. I’m entering crazy busy exam studying season too, so i can’t wait to read more quick and easy recipes! Good lucky studying!

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon March 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

    omg omg this looks so yummy! I need some chocolate mousse in my life right now!

  • Reply whatjessicabakednext March 23, 2014 at 9:42 am

    I love chocolate mousse- definitely need to try your recipe! :)

  • Reply Mary Frances March 23, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    And how have I not heard of quark cheese? This mousse is beautiful! Haha, finals are deathly 😉 Wishing you the best! Pinned!

  • Reply Erin | The Law Student's Wife March 23, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Love this!!! Never seen quark cheese in the US but from what I’m reading, it similar to cottage cheese. Do you agree?

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl March 23, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    I need to find out more about this quark cheese, can’t wait to investigate it! These mousses… YUM!

  • Reply Mike @TheIronYou March 23, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    I need more to do a due diligence on this quark cheese, sounds like a magic ingredient. I’m intrigued…

  • Reply blahnikbaker March 23, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Quick recipes are the best! I just made chocolate mousse/pudding for the first time today and I wish I saw this earlier coz I was struggling with my pictures. Yours are beautiful!

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments March 24, 2014 at 3:23 am

    Quick and easy is the way to go…everybody’s in a rush these days! This looks so creamy and delicious, Consuelo. I’d eat it to my heart’s content. :)

  • Reply Jamie@Milk N Cookies March 24, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    “3 Ingredients + 5 Minutes” Now that’s my kind of dessert equation. How can you go wrong. I’m intrigued by quark cheese. I don’t think I’ve seen in in our markets, but maybe I just haven’t looked hard enough. I’ll have to search for it — this sounds like a dish I certainly need to make!

  • Reply Carmel Moments March 24, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Only 3 ingredients? I’m so in. “That looks so good!” said the hugest chocolate fan ever! :)

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen March 24, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    This mousse looks fantastic! I can’t believe it is only 3 ingredients. I definitely need to find some quark cheese :)

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven March 24, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Still no quark for me :( Isn’t it funny though how you can be a food blogger and post all sorts of recipes but the ones you eat the most often tend to take forever to post? Totally have the same experience!

  • Reply Natalie @ Tastes Lovely March 24, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Oooh! This sounds so tasty. And easy! Happy studying Consuelo : )

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite March 24, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    This looks so creamy and delicious! And only 3 ingredients is a major win! …but what is quark cheese? Never heard of it!

  • Reply Judit + Corina @WineDineDaily March 24, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    This look utterly decadent on a super healthy way, Consuelo! In Europe we had quark quiet often and hope to find some in our local German Deli. Hope you have a great week :)
    J+C

  • Reply Johlene March 24, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    You make the most interesting recipes! Love the photos!
    Have a great week.. xoxo

  • Reply Baby June March 25, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Quark cheese?! That’s pretty awesome. Sounds like the geekier version of cottage cheese. :) Love the presentation, makes even this simple recipe look elegant and pretty!

  • Reply Laurel y Menta March 25, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Deliciosa receta Consuelo: no nos extraña que la hayas hecho tantas veces…
    Además la textura que tiene esta mousse es de lo más apetecible. Y, encima, ligera: no hay más que hablar, es el postre ideal mientras hacemos dieta :)
    Un besito.

  • Reply Allie March 25, 2014 at 1:08 am

    What a simple, tasty, and healthy treat! I love that it’s only 3 ingredients, and it looks so creamy and indulgent! Love your pretty blue ramekins too 😉 Good luck with all your homework & exams, sweetie <3

  • Reply tohercore March 25, 2014 at 1:22 am

    I love quick easy chocolate mousses! Your pictures make it look even tastier! Hopefully you managed to finish your homework and then have a nice relaxing weekend :)

  • Reply Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron March 25, 2014 at 2:57 am

    Quick recipes are my favorite. I don’t mind! Anyway, I’m having a fit here. Where can I find quark cheese?! I want to make this mousse right now! 😀

  • Reply Kayley @ The Kitchen McCabe March 25, 2014 at 2:58 am

    Gorgeous pictures, as always! Now to find me some quark…..

  • Reply Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes March 25, 2014 at 3:42 am

    Need to make this – only 3 ingredients?! On a mission to find quark cheese :)

  • Reply Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! March 25, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    This mousse looks amazing. I cannot believe you need only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make this. Mind blown!!

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes March 25, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Consuelo – Can you explain to me what quark cheese is? I’ve been hearing a lot about it on my healthy eating/fitness blogs – is it like cottage cheese? thanks girrrl :)

    • Reply Consuelo March 25, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      I should write a post about this soon, because everybody seems to be curious about it haha. I thought you guys had it on the US??

      Anyway. Quark cheese (also called farmers cheese I think!) is similar to really thick greek yogurt, but it has much more protein and less sugar. It is also less tangy so it is ideal for desserts.
      I think it resembles a mixture of thick greek yogurt and pureed cottage cheese, if that makes sense.
      It is typical in Germany, so I think you might be able to buy it from an specialty European shop.
      Hope I helped! xxx

  • Reply caileejoy March 25, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Wow!! THis looks amazingly delicious!! And it’s high protein?!! Win-Win!! I love love LOVE chocolate! Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe :)

  • Reply josefinetm March 25, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    I loooove simple recipes. Especially if there’s chocolate involved 😉
    I’m incredibly busy too at the moment. And I hate it. So I’m so happy to get some easy and quick recipes. Thanks! Pinned.

  • Reply Aimee / WallflowerGirl.co.uk March 26, 2014 at 1:06 am

    I love quick recipes! Especially when they’re this good.. and healthy too. Yum :-)

  • Reply danguole March 26, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Bye bye widget–let’s all just be awesome and live life and eat cake and salads and lots of Greek yogurt!

    I do the same thing often, actually–I just mix cocoa powder and a little honey or maple syrup right into the yogurt container. It’s the best!

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner March 28, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Love quick and easy meals like this! MMM chocolate. :)

  • Reply Kelly March 30, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    This mousse looks fantastic Conseulo! I love quick and easy recipes like this – and only 3 ingredients? Simply ah-mazing! Good luck with finals soon:)

  • Reply Gabi April 8, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Hi Everyone! QUARK is finally available in the U.S. Check out the newest craze, it’s called Elli Quark! The Plain has 90 cal, 0% fat, and 17g pro! The flavors are so yum too! They have Lemon, Pineapple, Strawberry, and Red Velvet – all are 80 cal, 0% fat, 14g pro. http://www.elliquark.com

  • Reply Jacquie February 8, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Is quark cheese similar to cream cheese in the US?

    • Reply Consuelo February 8, 2015 at 10:56 pm

      It’s actually like a mixture of cream cheese/thick greek yogurt, but lower in fat and higher in protein! xx

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