Pumpkin Coconut Turmeric Mousse is a decadently healthy dessert, made with just six ingredients. Sponsored by MegaFood.
It’s officially pumpkin season and I’ve been thinking of new ways to enjoy this carotene (an antioxidant) rich squash. I made this Pumpkin Coconut Turmeric Mousse for my sister-in-law and her husband over the weekend.
This recipe uses just six ingredients – pureed pumpkin, coconut cream, maple syrup, pumpkin spice mix, vanilla, and MegaFood’s Daily Turmeric Nutrient Booster Powder.
Tumeric Health Benefits
Turmeric has been used in Asia for thousands of years in cooking (think Indian curries and Thai food) and Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine.I added MegaFood Daily Turmeric to this pumpkin dessert because of its health benefits. It helps maintain your body’s ability to respond in a healthy manner to mental and physical stress*. Turmeric also helps maintain a healthy whole body inflammatory response*.
Big “T” Transparency
Today, I’d like to share a little about MegaFood’s Big “T” Transparency initiative. According to the dictionary, transparency, means: “able to be seen through, easy to notice or understand, honest and open, not secretive.”
I’m all for transparency. What you see is what you get. There are no layers to dig through, no fluff, just the truth. Kind of like this Pumpkin Coconut Turmeric Mousse, made with all whole ingredients.
MegaFood’s Big “T” Transparency is all about building trust by being transparent about their production processes. This includes ingredient sourcing, product development, product testing, and auditing.
When I toured MegaFood’s factory, I learned about MegaFood’s close partnerships with family farms that provide their ingredients. Each of these ingredients is tested to ensure purity. I was impressed by the quality checks throughout the production process.
There are even live cams throughout the facility that you can watch online to see every step of the production process.
It’s easy to be transparent when you have nothing to hide.
Pumpkin Coconut Turmeric Mousse
Now, let’s get to this decadently healthy Pumpkin Coconut Turmeric Mousse. This is a no-cook recipe that is so easy to make. The key is to refrigerate the coconut cream and pumpkin overnight so they are super cold when you whip them up.
First, whip cold coconut cream until thick and fluffy. If you can only find coconut milk, you will need to drain any liquid off before whipping.
Pumpkin puree and the rest of the ingredients are blended together in a food processor. Then, the pumpkin mixture is whisked into the whipped coconut cream.
Next, the pumpkin coconut turmeric mousse is piped or spooned into serving glasses. A dollop of whipped coconut cream, a sprinkle of pumpkin spice and crumbled ginger cookies on top are finishing touches.
My sister-in-law and husband loved this decadently healthy dessert.
Pumpkin Coconut Turmeric Mousse
- 2 cans unsweetened coconut cream refrigerated overnight
- 2 cups pumpkin puree refrigerated overnight
- 1/2 cup maple syrup refrigerated overnight
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice mix plus extra for garnish
- 3 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 scoops MegaFood Daily Turmeric Nutrient Booster Powder™
- 6 gluten-free gingersnap cookies crushed, optional
Scoop cold coconut cream into a mixing bowl. Beat coconut cream with whisk attachment until stiff peaks form, about 2-3 minutes. Do not overbeat or coconut cream will get too warm and soften. Reserve 1 cup of whipped coconut cream for garnish.
- Place pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin spice, vanilla and Daily Turmeric Nutrient Booster Powder in food processor and process until smooth.
- Add pumpkin puree mixture to whipped coconut cream in bowl and whisk together until combined.
- Pipe or spoon pumpkin mousse into six serving dishes.
Pipe or spoon reserved whipped coconut cream on top, and sprinkle crushed gingersnap cookies and a little pumpkin spice on top, if desired.
Disclosure: This blog post was sponsored by MegaFood as part of my participation in their Ambassador program. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.