My Name is Alex Fergus, I'm a health enthusiast. I do everything I can to be as healthy as I can possibly be. Some consider my choices flat out crazy. I should also mention I often eat Chocolate Mousse for breakfast.
Now before you think I'm a hypocrite, or that I'm one of these yo-yo dieters who's super disciplined one day then binge eating the next, I need to make it clear that my Chocolate Mousse breakfast fits perfectly into my quest for optimal health.
How? This, I'll explain shortly. But first, you should know that your health & waist line could also benefit from regular consumption of my Chocolate Mousse recipe. You don't need freakish genes or a 'fast metabolism'. In fact all my fat loss clients regularly have the same recipe for their breakfast!
First things first, the recipe! I can assure you that it's completely gluten free, it can be dairy free, and can also be vegan if you prefer.
A typical breakfast of mine & my fat loss clients- Avocado Choc Mousse - Just add toppings
Easy peasy right?!
If you are thinking 'avocado in a mousse?!' then I dare you to make it and try it. I have served this to people who don't like avocado (I didn't tell them it was made with avocado obvisouly!) and they loved it. You do not notice the avocado. I promise. Make it yourself and test it out. I dare you!
Oh and don't be afraid to tweak the recipe to suit. You may decide to leave out the nuts, or use almonds instead. You could even leave out the cocoa powder and use a flavoured whey powder.
I am. And that's why I use 90% Dark Chocolate in the recipe.
Have you ever looked at the nutrition label of Lindts 90% chocolate?
If you haven't, heres a image:
There really isn't much sugar in Lindts' 90% Dark Chocolate
Per 100g, there is only 6.3g of sugar. A whole block of 90% Lindt chocolate is 100g. If you contrast that to a Yakult 'health drink', which contains 11.4g of sugar in one of those little shots you will realise how little sugar is actually in dark chocolate.
In fact, if you use squares of Lindt 90% Chocolate in the recipe (I personally prefer to use cocoa powder), you only consume 1.3gs of sugar from the chocolate!
So sugar isn't a an issue, but I don't simply include the cocoa or chocolate for it's flavour. I seek health! And chocolate is a well known superfood:
So ditch the cereal, eat dark chocolate for breakfast!
But let's not forget about the rest of the arterial when it comes to health:
Coconut Cream is a great source of stable, clean burning, energy dense saturated fats.
Not only that, the MCT (Medium chain triglyceride) fats in the coconut cream provide readily available energy without any blood sugar spikes. How? Well MCTs are fatty acids that are digested differently to other fats (such as long chain fatty acids found in diary). MCTs head straight to the liver for oxidation or ketone generation. The brain and cells in the body can utilise this energy in a much faster way they it can with other facts. The net result - an instant shot of brain and muscle fuel without blood sugar issues!
Used for taste, but cinnamon is also great at keeping blood sugar levels stable (but that won't be an issue if follow the recipe above as there are minimal carbs in it). Over time, use of cinnamon can lower fasting blood glucose numbers. Both are great things if you are looking to minimise inflammation & lower body fat.
Avocados are 75% fat, most of which are monounsaturated (the other healthy fat), avocados also contain oleic and linoleic acid (which help with blood pressure and cholesterol levels).
This is added for the extra protein as you would have noticed that so far the smoothie is predominantly fats! The protein is important if you are a strength athlete or if you're suffering from leptin or adrenal issues. But not any protein will do. Cold processed whey protein from grass fed cows or goats is the way (pun not intended!) to go.
Quality whey powder really is a superfood. Its one of the highest quality sources of protein out there, and contains all the key elements for the body to make glutathione. Glutathione is the bodies most potent anti-oxidant (you can supplement with it, but it is very expensive!). So even if you're not a muscle bound gym junkie, I still recommend adding a quality whey powder to your mousse.
You don't need much, 1T is plenty.
But cereals are the best breakfast food right? And we need grains in our diet don't we?
Well no. Both of these are fallacy's. Common beliefs that the end result of well constructed media campaigns over the past generations.
Grains & cereals are not as healthy and as important as you may believe them to be. In fact, they actually do more harm than good.
Personally - I avoid grains. I have chocolate mousse for breakfast instead!
As I mentioned in the beginning of this article, many of my Fat Loss clients use the avocado mousse as a breakfast option or a post dinner dessert. This meal isn't a treat or a cheat meal. It's a staple meal in their diet.
The only thing this meal is lacking is vegetables. However, this can be remedied by simply adding a green powder such a Nuzest Good Green Stuff to the mixture.
Why is the mousse so good for fat loss?
I'll keep it very simple:
Don't believe me? Mix up a batch, sprinkle some coconut flakes on the top and have it for breakfast one day. See if it fills you up and see how your appetite is 2 hours later. Now compare this to your regular breakfast...
For those that have read my Ultimate Fat Loss eBook, you would notice that my included meal plans actually include this exact recipe as a recommended breakfast option. Alternatively it goes down well as a post dinner dessert, or even a quick grab and go snack (it lasts a few days in the fridge).
If you'd like to see what my fat loss clients would eat in a typical week, head to this LINK to Learn The Secret To Health and Wellnessdownload a FREE weekly meal plan.
Hopefully I've tempted you enough to go out and make this. It only takes a few minutes to whip up.
If you do make it, please post your feedback below. Let me know if you create any of your own unique twists or variants, as tasty as this mousse is, I'm always keen to mix it up!
And finally, remember to head over to this page to download my free weekly fat loss meal plan.
This blog post was written by Alex Fergus. Alex is an ISSN Sports Nutrition Specialist, Fitness Professional and certified Superhuman Coach who continues to expand his knowledge base and help people across the world with their health and wellness. Alex is recognized as the National Record Holder in Powerlifting and Indoor Rowing and has earned the title of the Australian National Natural Bodybuilding Champion. Having worked as a health coach and personal trainer for over a decade, Alex now researches all things health and wellness and shares his findings on this blog. Learn more about Alex's Credentials HERE.
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