I came up with this dessert recipe when I was trying to incorporate more soy products, which are rich in phytoestrogens, into my diet. Without an insider tip, you’d never guess the healthy secret in this rich chocolate pie. Organic, non-GMO tofu is a perfect ingredient to work with! Creamy and smooth when blended, tofu is a great substitute for high-calorie ingredients like cream cheese in this type of recipe. Dark chocolate and cocoa powder compliment the nutty flavor of soy, and just a touch of stevia brings a little extra sweetness without adding extra calories.
Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:
By Karen Tayeh, Nutritionist
Protein-Packed, Low Sugar, Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chocolate Pie
1 package (12.3 ounces) firm non-GMO tofu
10 ounces dark chocolate chips (melted)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon Further Food Premium Gelatin
2 tablespoons almond milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon powdered stevia
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 pie crust (ready made, or graham cracker)
- Combine all ingredients (except pie crust) in a high-powered food processor or blender and blend until very smooth.
- Pour into a pie crust if desired, or simply spread in a 9″ pie pan.
- Refrigerate until chilled through, about 3 hours.
Per Serving (including a ready-made pie crust): Calories: 293; Total Fat: 19g; Saturated Fat: 10g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 219mg; Potassium: 88mg; Carbohydrate: 28g; Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 15g; Protein: 7g
Nutrition Bonus: Iron: 20%; Calcium: 10%
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