Recipe: Pumpkin, Sweet Potato and Banana Mousse
Low in calories and high in vitamins, this mousse is perfect for fall. Prepare this up to three days in advance — it tastes even better the next day!
Start a healthy new holiday tradition with this sweet and creamy mousse. Garnish it with toasted nuts or chocolate and your guests will forget all about traditional pumpkin pie. (Oh, and by the way, this low-calorie dessert is packed with vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber!)
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1 large, ripe banana, peeled and broken into chunks
1 cup sweet potato, cooked, skin removed
8 ounces extra firm tofu
15 ounces canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
5 teaspoons real maple syrup
Chef’s note: This mousse tastes even better the next day (can prepare up to three days in advance)!
Makes 7 servings (½ cup)
Saturated fat: 0g
Recipe, courtesy of Wellness Institute Executive Chef Jim Perko, CEC, AAC, is also known as “PaPa’s Pumpkin Pie.”