Cinnamon Maca Mousse Parfait, Eggnog Truffles & GIVEAWAY
This time of year we're bombarded with alllll the goodies, the high calorie drinks whether alcoholic or not (ahem, eggnog), snack platters - you name it. I believe in indulging this time of year in a healthy way! Today I have some tasty holiday recipes to share with you that aren't just delicious, they're actually good for you too - healing in fact! I also have an awesome giveaway that will assist in keeping you healthy and happy.
How about a rich and decadent cinnamon maca mousse that contains a secret ingredient to boost it's nutrition power (besides the maca)? I'm sharing some eggnog truffles, AND I didn't mention this in the title but I also have a raw vegan eggnog cheesecake recipe for you that I made using these cute snowflake molds (you can make it in a spring form pan or mini molds).
I think this is the most important time of the year to be incorporating as many healing foods into our diet as possible. Those of us in the northern hemisphere are subjected to cold weather which brings on colds and flus, and all the extra holiday food can bring our energy levels and digestion system down a notch.
I'm a long time fan of Organika Health Products, a Canadian company that produces natural health supplements and vitamins. I've teamed up with them to create this recipe and to provide a giveaway for you so that you can create healing desserts too!
Maca is one of my favourite super foods ever!!! I've been using it for about 10 years, particularly in my dessert recipes. Here in North America we have to buy it in powdered form. Organika gelatinizes the maca to remove some of the starch making it more digestible, and easier to absorb (you'll find regular and gelatinized on the market).
- Maca is a Peruvian root that has a malty taste to it.
- It's an adaptopgen which means that it helps with your body's response to stress (don't we all need more of that).
- It's known as a hormone balancer.
- It helps balance mood and emotional state.
- It helps with boosting libido.
- It improves strength and vitality.
- It helps with constipation (I don't know about studies or literature on this but it helps me!)
Collagen protein is a supplement that I started taking about 4 years ago when it hit the market - if you haven't jumped on this train, I highly suggest that you do as it has many benefits! (side note, if you're a long time reader of my blog you know that I'm not a vegan anymore. If you're new here and are shocked to see me using this product, check out my health story HERE).
- Collagen is the most abundant kind of protein that we have in our bodies. In our 30s our natural collagen starts to deplete so we need to supplement with it to maintain the benefits that it offers.
- Collagen is found in real bone broth and in cuts of meat that contains skin and bone.
- It contains about 6 grams of protein per tablespoon and is a white powder that is tasteless, making it easy to add to anything. It disolves into hot or cold liquids.
- It supports healthy hair, skin, and nails.
- It helps with digestion.
- It helps with joint health.
- It helps with skin elasticity to prevent the signs of aging.
- Organika hydrolyzes their collagen so that it's more absorbable and sources it from grass fed cows.
- An easy-to-digest source of protein.
Bone Broth Powder
I'm SOOOOO excited that Organika has recently released several different bone broth protein powders!!!! Both beef and chicken, plain or with ginger. I'll be very honest. I know that bone broth is really beneficial but I don't enjoy making it and it never turns out very good either. This powder is basically my dream come true for easy and daily consumption of broth. It's part of my routine now to add a huge spoonful to some boiling water along with a few pinches of salt and I drink it like I would tea.
- This has the same benefits as collagen protein.
- It supports gut health.
- There are 15 grams of easily absorbable protein per 2 tablespoons.
- It comes from grass fed, free range, hormone free chickens/cows.
- It assists in quick body recovery.
- It easily dissolves into water/soup.
- It has very little taste making it versatile for cooking.
On that note, let's get into the recipes, shall we?!
I've used maca and collagen in this mousse to create a mighty healing and delicious dessert. The collagen adds a shot of protein (among all the other benefits), and the cinnamon helps to balance blood sugar.
Omit the collagen all together or sub your favourite protein powder (preferably unflavored or vanilla, unsweetened. If it's sweetened, use less sweetener in the recipe).
Cinnamon Maca Mousse
Makes 6 servings
2 1/2 cups full fat coconut milk
1 cup raw cashew pieces
4 tablespoons coconut nectar
3 tablespoons collagen powder*
1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons maca powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
Blend the coconut milk, cashews, and nectar in a high speed blender until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again to incorporate. Pour into a large bowl and chill in the fridge (not the freezer) for at least 12 hours. Spoon or pipe into bowls/glasses.
*Or sub bone broth powder. It's neutral enough in taste to work in this recipe.
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup water
Add all ingredients to a small pot. Bring to a bowl and then reduce the heat and simmer with the lid half on for 15 minutes until the cranberries break down and become saucey. Mash any that didn't break down. Add 1-2 tablespoons water if it is too thick.
Layer the chilled mousse with the cooled cranberry sauce. Serve immediately or keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Enter to win one of these Organika products of your choice:
- Answer this question in the comment section below: Which of these products do you want to win and why?
This contest is open to residents of Canada. A random winner will be chosen on Friday December 15th and will be contacted by email. The winner will need to respond within 24 hours in order to claim their prize.
Good luck 🙂
This is a sponsored giveaway. All opinions are my own and I only ever promote products that I use and truly love.
Do you like eggnog? As I mentioned earlier, I have 2 awesome healthy raw vegan eggnog desserts!
You can see the recipe for my eggnog truffles in THIS POST where I also featured some holiday re-makes from my readers.
This raw eggnog cheesecake is also reeeeally good!!!
You can find the recipe in THIS POST.
In that post you'll also find these healthy holiday drinks!!!
Connect with me on instagram @sweetlyraw! I'm running some awesome holiday giveaways that are open to Canada and the USA.