Meatout Mondays - Kick the Meat Habit One Day at a Time!
September 15, 2008
Recipe
Mocha Chocolate Mousse

Take advantage of the benefits of cocoa by treating yourself to a decadent dessert! Cocoa is high in flavanoids, powerful cancer-fighting antioxidants. Give this dairy-free Mocha Chocolate Mousse a try... it’s smooth, rich, and creamy. Decorate with fruit and enjoy cold!

Ingredients:

1 pkg (9 oz) dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbs. extra firm silken tofu
1 Tbs. instant coffee or expresso (freeze dried granules)
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1 3/4 cups soy creamer or soymilk


Directions:

  1. In a food processor or blender, combine chocolate chips, tofu, coffee, vanilla, and nutmeg.
  2. In a separate bowl or pot, heat soymilk or creamer until almost boiling (either in microwave or on stovetop).
  3. Carefully add the creamer to the food processor and blend on high speed until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  4. Refrigerate mousse until it sets (at least 2 hours).

This recipe was created by Lisa Riley.
Check out this and other great vegan recipes at www.Meatout.org!

products
Crispy Cat Bars

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Among the finest of their treats is the much-loved Mint Coconut Crispy Cat. A soft center of flaky coconut and crispy rice is submerged in rich dark chocolate and finished with cool minty lightness. Even those who might not love coconut will jump for joy. Be prepared to be uplifted!

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health
Dark Chocolate & Heart Health

Eating dark chocolate every day could help guard against heart disease and stroke, according to new research. A study led by scientists in America and Italy examined patients with high blood pressure. For two weeks, patients were given 100 grams (.035 ounces) of white chocolate each day and then were switched to the same amount of dark chocolate for the following two weeks. No benefits were seen after the white chocolate consumption. However, after two weeks of eating dark chocolate, blood pressure readings showed an impressive reduction.

Researchers attribute these findings to a health-giving antioxidant found in dark chocolate. The scientists calculated that eating just small amounts of dark chocolate daily had the potential to cut deaths from heart attacks and stroke by six per cent.

To read the full article, click here!

Inspiration
World Farm Animals Day

World Farm Animals Day takes place on or around October 2nd. Each year, caring people around the world reflect on the cruelty inflicted on animals raised for food and educate their communities about the benefits of a compassionate, plant-based diet.

You can join too! Help us spread the message of compassion simply request free handouts and distribute them in your community. Give these handouts to your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers and encourage them to order a free Veg Starter Kit. You can also place cards in bookstores, health stores, libraries, and other animal-friendly venues.

Distributing cards is easy and worth it. This small act of compassion will make a huge difference for the animals, personal health, and the environment.

To request free handouts to distribute to your community, click here!
For more information about World Farm Animals Day, visit www.WFAD.org!

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