My husband, obviously, is the taste tester. If what I cook is not "husband approved," I re-work the recipe until it is. I must say though, modesty aside, that has maybe happened only once or twice! As I cooked for the 50 people that attended my husbands 30th birthday, I wanted to make a dessert that was equally easy as delicious, and healthy, of course. I had two mangoes at home one night that were about to rot. My choice was either make a smoothie, or something else. I chose to try the latter. I was working on recipes for the party, and thought of making some kind of mousse that I can serve individually. To make mousse, usually you need some type of dairy or thickener, but I didn't want to use either of the two. As I make chia puddings quite often, I realized that using chia seeds instead of agar or any type of strange thickening agent in the mousse could just work. And it did. I blended fresh mango with some chia seeds and some coconut milk, left it in the fridge overnight, and voila, a delicious mango mousse without any of the nasties. I made a huge batch of this for the party, and luckily still had a ton of it leftover in the fridge. We ate it for breakfast for a few days and I even added some into a smoothie. This is a great recipe to make if you want a healthy, easy dessert to make for yourself or for a large party!
2 ripe mangoes
3 tbsp chia seeds
Juice of 2 limes
2 cups coconut milk (not low fat)
Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Place in a closed container in the fridge overnight and enjoy!