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Sweet Revenge

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Skintastic Chocolate Mousse

Okay, we’ll admit it. Every time we reach for another piece of chocolate, mother’s voice rings in our ears, “Watch out, that’ll give you bad skin!” But as our meditation coach keeps telling us, “Put that thought on a cloud, and let it float away.”

Better yet, melt the chocolate and fold it in with some fluffy egg whites using this recipe for a skin-tastic mousse. Dark chocolate contains flavonoids, which help protect and increase blood flow to the skin. Loading up on those nutrients will give your skin a youthful glow. Now isn’t that the sweetest revenge?

Skintastic Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Chocolate Mousse
One 12.3-ounce package of silken mousse, drained
3 ounces of good quality dark chocolate (60% cocoa solids.)
¼ cup dutch cocoa powder
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon kahlua
½ cup plus ½ teaspoon confectioners sugar
8 Oz. nonfat whipped cream
6 large strawberries cut
1 Tablespoon of Non-fat Whipped cream and shaved bittersweet chocolate for garnish, optional

1. Combine the chopped chocolate, cocoa, water, and Kahlua in a small heatproof bowl fitter over one pot containing 2 inches of simmering water. Stir until smooth and blended. Remove and let cool. Add ½ cup of Confectioners sugar in parts until smooth.

2. Fold in nonfat whipped cream until mixture is smooth. Spoon the mousse into small bowls, wine glasses or ramekins, cover and chill in the refrigerator for one to 24 hours. Serve chilled with Sweetened whipped Cream and shaved bittersweet chocolate.

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