Note: This one originally appeared in the <a href="http://velocity.t-nation.com/strength-training-blog/chris-shugart"target=“new”>LiveSpill.
[center]Pumpkin Mousse [/center]
Best. Thanksgiving. Dessert. Ever. At least when it comes to the “won’t make ya fat” category.
Now, I’m not crazy about the sugar-free whipped topping or pudding mix in this recipe, but it’s certainly better than the non-diet version of the dish, which is a full-on sugar and calorie bomb. Plus I know that sometimes even we health-minded folks just want some damn dessert. This one is much more physique-friendly than the alternative, even if it’s not 100% perfect.
Here’s how to make it:
1 can 100% pure pumpkin
1 package of fat-free, sugar-free, instant pudding powder, vanilla
1 tub of sugar-free Cool Whip, thawed, or homemade coconut whipped topping found here: http://tnation.t-nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_bodybuilding_velocity_recipe/coconut_whipped_topping
1 cup unsweetened almond milk, plain or vanilla
Dump pumpkin into a bowl and mix in pudding powder and almond milk. A hand mixer will make quick work of this.
Stir in most of the Cool Whip or whipped topping, saving a little to go on the top when serving.
Refrigerate until cold. Eat up.
I top mine with a handful of sunflower seeds. Great stuff. – Chris