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This creamy Lavender Lemon mousse is just as decadent as it is nutritious!
There’s nothing like mousse to make you feel fancy while making or eating dessert. And while most mousse recipes are rich and sweet, our Lavender Lemon Mousse is light and refreshing with a surprising amount of collagen protein.
This is not your average mousse recipe. We added a twist to ours by adding in our Lavender Lemon Collagen Beauty Water. Our Collagen Beauty Water is just that: collagen and other fabulous ingredients to make you beautiful from the inside out. However, if you want to customize your own flavors you can always go with our standard Collagen Peptides which has the same great benefits!
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, and over time, can decrease.
Supplementing your diet with collagen can help support bones, joints, skin, hair and nails.
Our Collagen Beauty Water also contains hyaluronic acid, which helps the skin retain moisture and can improve overall the skin’s tone and texture. Probiotics are added to this beauty blend for all the benefits they provide to the body. They are beneficial bacteria that can help balance the digestive system, where much of our immune system lies. When our gut is balanced, we are able to more effectively fight off infection, maintain our weight, and see improved digestion.
Lavender and Lemon Have Wonderful Benefits for Your Mind and Body.
Lavender has been used medicinally for thousands of years, as it is known for its fragrant and calming flower buds. Lavender has many benefits, including improving anxiety levels, promoting relaxation and possibly improving blood circulation. It also has high antioxidant levels that combat free radicals.
Lemon is incredibly beneficial to the body, with its high vitamin C content that boosts the immune system and protects against free radicals. It is sometimes known as a blood purifier with the amount of vitamins and minerals as well as flavonoids, which contain antioxidants.
Added Gelatin Adds Texture and Other Health Improvements.
To make this mousse extra creamy, we added in our Beef Gelatin. Gelatin is actually quite easy to work with, as long as you have hot liquid or water to combine with it.
Gelatin has a similar protein structure like collagen, but is extracted differently to get the gelatinous quality. This jelly substance is what gives the body elasticity in joints and connective tissue. Gelatin can also improve the lining of the digestive tract and ease digestive issues. We kept this Lavender Lemon Mousse recipe dairy free by using coconut cream. Coconut cream comes from coconut milk, without the coconut water. Coconut cream works well in mousse since it naturally thickens up when chilled. It is high in healthy fat, including medium chain fatty acids that break down more quickly in the body than other types of fat and provide more immediate energy.. Even though the fat content is high, coconut milk has a positive impact on cholesterol levels, by reducing ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL) and raising ‘good’ cholesterol (HDL) (1). And coconut milk is great for weight loss (2). Some studies showed that coconut milk was capable of preventing and treating ulcers in the digestive tract and kept the colon well hydrated (3).
Lavender Lemon Mousse
½ cup boiling water
1 scoop Beef Gelatin
1 ½ cups coconut cream
2 scoops Lavender Lemon Collagen Beauty Water
1 cup blackberries (my favorite berry—but it must be organic)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Boil half a cup of water and add Beef gelatin. Whisk together until well combined.
- In a high speed blender, add in coconut cream, Lavender Lemon Collagen Beauty Water and gelatin mixture.
- Pour into serving cups and let set in the refrigerator for 2 hours at least.
- In a blender, add in blackberries, lemon juice and maple syrup and blend well.
- Add blackberry mixture to a small saucepan and let simmer until reduced and slightly thickened, about 4-5 minutes.
- When ready to serve, remove mousse from the refrigerator and top with blackberry sauce.