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4-Ingredient Vegan Coconut Chocolate Mousse For Post-Workout

By Chris Willits

Vegetarian bodybuilders will love this easy vegan dessert that doubles as a post-workout snack.

Just needs four ingredients and about four minutes, and call it done!

I’m personally not interested in baking. This is why an easy no-bake, “healthy” dessert like this appeals to me. It is fortified with protein and makes for a quick snack/reward after hitting the weights.

It also provides just enough sugar to spike insulin levels for an additional benefit after working out if you’re trying to put on some muscle. And, sea salt is added for the much needed electrolytes.


  • 3½ cups organic vanilla coconut milk*

  • ½ cup cacao

  • 1 serving of chocolate plant-based protein powder (if you’re not vegan, use whey protein instead)

  • 1 tsp flaky sea salt

*You may need ½ cup more depending on the kind of protein powder you use. Make sure that it has been refrigerated for at least 6 hours prior to using in recipe.


Put all 3 ingredients into a large bowl and whisk until air bubbles appear (I like to use my Vitamix).

Pour into 4 dishes or ramekins and store in fridge for at least 5 hours, preferably overnight.


Because this recipe uses coconut milk (vs. coconut cream), it will separate a bit. At least ½ of the mousse will be fluffy. However, the bottom ½ will be a nice light pudding in texture. Even if the ratio is more like ¾ fluff to ¼ pudding you’re fine. The texture will depend on what protein powder you use and method of mixing.

If you want your vegan chocolate mousse to have a minty accent, add ½ a teaspoon peppermint extract. Lastly, if it doesn’t taste sweet enough, try adding 1 tbsp of coconut sugar to mix.



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