Om Nom Ally - High Protein Sticky Date Mousse

High Protein Sticky Date Mousse

Alison Murray Dessert, Gluten-free, High Protein, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian 13 Comments

Before buying my Optimum 9200 blender a couple of months ago, I don’t think I’ve ever owned an appliance that I’ve consistently used daily. The food processor probably comes closest at 4-5 times a week with all the chopping, grinding and slicing I do for meal prep but with the blender it’s been pumping out daily smoothies as well as raw balls, soups, salad dressings and even grinding flour for baking. It’s my new favourite kitchen tool! Want to know something about my Froothie Optimum 9200 blender that really has me fabulously excited though? It used to take me well over 5 minutes to get all the lumps out my of cottage cheese. How long does it take me now to make creamy, smooth cottage cheese? 10 seconds – no joke.

It’s lucky too, because I find myself making more and more of these mousse-y desserts after dinner when a sweet craving sets in. It really hits the spot when I don’t feel like making yet another smoothie and this particular variation is loaded with plump medjool dates to sate my sweet tooth.

Om Nom Ally - High Protein Sticky Date Mousse

Yes, this sticky date mousse recipe is a bit higher in sugar that either my High-Protein Berry Mousse or High Protein Orange & Passionfruit Mousse. You could definitely do worse than date-derived sugar though as medjool dates are loaded with vitamins and minerals while also being extremely high in fibre. This is a real cheater’s way to enjoy sticky date pudding or mousse as there’s no cooking, no flour or grains, and no refined sugar. What’s left is a rich and complex, toffee-like taste of dates, cinnamon and vanilla paired with the mild taste and acidity of cottage cheese.

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High-Protein Sticky Date Mousse
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 250g cottage cheese or quark
  • 1 medium banana, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp water or milk
  • 6-8 medjool dates, pitted (depending on desired level of sweetness)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor or blender and blend until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  2. Spoon into two bowls and eat immediately or refrigerate for 30min before serving.
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  2. Good Afternoon Sandra, Dates are everywhere at the moment, because they are often eaten at Christmas time. I do love dates and Medjool dates are especially lovely.
    I am certainly going to be making this date mousse as I have a really sweet tooth and I feel sure it will help me curb my chocolate eating.
    Thank you for such an interesting recipe.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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      Thanks for the comment Daphne, it’s great to hear someone loves dates as much as me πŸ˜€ This mousse really does hit that sweet craving on the head and the high protein content fills you up to quell anymore after-dinner snacking. I hope you like it and thanks for the kind words!

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  3. Hi Alison. Thanks for finding us at Let’s Get Real. I am having such a hard time managing my family’s sweet tooth righ now. For some reason we are all craving sweets and we only want to eat real food so this is a great recipe for us to try. I think I might have to make it “in secret” and let them taste it first. When they love it, I can tell them their dessert is cottage cheese. It looks like a decadent treat.

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