As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, yesterday afternoon I went to the lovely market with my boyfriend. I LOVE going to the market! How lucky I feel to live so close! It’s one of my favorite places!
I just love all the fresh fruit available- Look at those ginormous grapes!!!
Fighting the temptation to buy all the gourmet chocolates and dessert was difficult, although made easier by our limited pocket cash!
Next time though, I am getting the FRESH pasta they had – Wow did it look amazing! Nothing beats fresh pasta!
We ended up picking up some baby carrots, rosemary, garlic, and a couple filets of fresh lemon ginger marinated white fish (I completely forgot what kind of fish it was) WOOPS!
Oh and we also wanted to get a little “freaky” at the market and pick up a new to us vegetable…
Enter: Purple Potatoes!
They were great! Plus, I learned they are packed with antioxidants due to their rich purple color!
We roasted them with the baby carrots, garlic, rosemary, and a little olive oil! DE-LISH!
The final product:
This was a really delicious dinner. I absolutely loved the idea of going to pick up a few ingredients and using them right away to prepare our meal…It’s great!
Is anyone else a frequent market goer?! What are your favorite market buys?
Now, onto my Chocolate Almond Protein Breakfast Mousse!
The reason I call it a “breakfast mousse” is because it is super filling, healthy, and packed with protein! This really keeps me full for a good while!
I have been enjoying making this deliciously easy mousse the past couple of days.
You see, I LOVE the texture of yogurt. But my lactose intolerance limits the yogurt I can have. My only options are non dairy yogurts. Though I really am not a fan of SOY yogurt at all – It is wayyy to0 sugary and cardboard tasting for my liking!
I recently discovered two new yogurt options though!
Cultured coconut milk yogurt, and cultured almond milk yogurt.
I love both of them. But they both have their pros and cons!
- Tastes delicious
- Smooth texture
- Good source of fiber
- Great source of magnesium, calcium, and Vitamin B12
- Added cane sugar
- VERY thick
- Not much protein
- Natural sugar from fruit juice concentrate
- 3 g. protein per serving
- Taste is good
- Most authentic to dairy yogurt (in my opinion)
- Contains probiotics
- Great source of calcium
- Lumpy texture
- Not much fiber compared to coconut milk yogurt
- Not as much protein as dairy yogurt
In summary, both of these options are great! I prefer the almond milk yogurt though just for the fact that its added sugars are from natural sources and that the texture is more “yogurt” like. I prefer to use these with recipes, like the one you will see below – to add some more protein and nutritional value!
So here it is is folks!
CHOCOLATE ALMOND PROTEIN BREAKFAST MOUSSE
(Soy free, Vegan, Gluten Free, Delicious)
- ¾ cup plain cultured almond yogurt (cultured coconut yogurt would probably work as well)
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (or a little more – as needed)
- ¾ of a scoop of good tasting chocolate protein powder (I used Vega One Chocolate)
- 1 tbs. smooth almond butter
- 1 tbs. unsweetened cacao powder
- Mix all the ingredients into a bowl. Stirring for a couple of minutes so all the ingredients are well mixed together and smooth!
- Enjoy right away, or refrigerate for a couple of hours for a more “mousse-y” texture!
Enjoyed as a snack, breakfast, dessert, and even a frozen treat!
BONUS – You can scoop this mousse into and empty ice cube tray, freeze for a couple of hours, and make it into individual mini frozen mousse bites! SO GOOD!
Click here for a printer friendly version of the recipe!
I have been loving dipping cinnamon apples in this too!!
Hope you have a wonderful and sunny Saturday!