Mia Holt Raw Chocolate Mousse

Recipe | Easy Raw Chocolate Mousse

Mia Holt Raw Chocolate Mousse

Don’t get me wrong, chocolate mousse always tastes so much better when it’s full fat and dreamy, but if like me, you have an incredibly sweet tooth and could easily spend hours with your spoon in a gigantic tub of melted chocolate, then sometimes you may crave a lighter option.

I’ve tried to find a raw chocolate dessert recipe for a while, but every single one I’ve tried just doesn’t hit the chocolate spot. There are quite a few chocolate mousse recipes out there, and this one is kind of an experimental mixture of them all. Instead of just using avocados like most, this one has a banana in there too and just enough goodness vs chocolate ratio. It’s a simple recipe that you can play around with to your own taste, but one that gives a delicious and light mousse that definitely fills the chocolate-shaped gap in your heart. And, because it uses raw cacao and fruit, you can enjoy it all day long…


  • 4 (or more, depending on how chocolate-y you want it)  tablespoons of raw cacao powder
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • a splash of coconut milk (more or less, depending on how you like it)
  • 1 teaspoon of agave nectar
  • Strawberries, to serve


  • Stone the avocado and scoop out the flesh
  • Cut the banana into chunks
  • Pop everything into a blender and pulse until you get the texture you want
  • Scoop into a dish, pop the strawberries on top and enjoy!

Give it a go and see what you think! Remember, this is your mousse so if you want to add more chocolate or more agave nectar, then do it! Use this as a base and build your recipes using your own palate.

Tweet me @MiaHolt using #MiaEats if you do!

Mia Holt Booja Booja

Going Dairy Free

Mia Holt Booja Booja

Food intolerances are awful aren’t they? They take over your life, cause lots of pain and sleepless nights and most of all, lots of frustration because it’s incredible hard to figure out what’s causing it.

For me, I’ve been bugged by some sort of suspected intolerance for the past few years. I’ve tried so hard to figure out what’s causing it but never succeeded but recently it’s become a lot worse, with sickness being a weekly issue (so lush). So for the past few weeks, I’ve cut back on dairy and gluten, as well as certain fruit and vegetables and attempted to follow the FODMAP diet. It’s important to note as well that I did seek the help of my doctor who advised me on the FODMAP diet, so if you also suspect you’re intolerant to something, get medical help and don’t just listen to me.

FODMAPS are types of carbohydrates that are rapidly fermented in the gut and include certain foods dairy, gluten, vegetables like onions and garlic and fruit like apples and pomegranates. If you’re interested in reading more, check out this from Kings College London.

For me, I’ve always suspected the issue was gluten so I decided I’d limit it for the three weeks but after delving deeper into my diet, I also focused on cutting back on dairy and onions. And for a burger addict, cutting out the most important parts of any burger was SO difficult!

However, it’s not all doom and gloom. If I hadn’t decided to cut back on dairy, I wouldn’t have discovered these amazing dairy free goodies:

Booja Booja Ice Cream

I have an incredibly sweet tooth and nothing pleases me more than after dinner desserts (or anytime desserts for that matter!). When the sun is shining outside, a chilled ice cream is the perfect way to cool down and when I first cut out dairy, I struggled to fill that longing. That was until a friend recommended  Booja Booja Hunky Punky Chocolate ice cream (I found in Whole Foods). It’s made from cashew nuts and agave syrup in Norfolk and is delicious. It’s incredibly refreshing and fulfilling and honestly, I think it’s better than normal ice cream! I usually feel quite sick after eating ice cream but with Booja Booja I could sit and eat it all day (which is exactly what I did for a whole week). It does cost £5.99 for a 500ml tub but for me to enjoy something so delicious and not get ill afterwards, I don’t mind paying it.

The Coconut Collaborative

Another big part of my diet was yoghurt. I loved having natural yoghurt with a handful of raspberries and flax seeds for breakfast, but when I had to cut out dairy, I couldn’t eat it anymore. Then, I was told about The Coconut Collaborative who have a wonderful selection of dairy free yoghurts from natural to ones filled with fruit. I must warn you though, I ended up stocking up on about 10 of these in one week, they’re that good. It’s made from coconut but doesn’t have an overpowering taste so you can easily bring it into other dishes, as well as enjoying it as a treat.

Almond Milk

There are lots of brands out there that you can try, and I’m sure many of you already have done so, but almond milk has been my dairy-free saviour these past few weeks. I’m a tea drinker and will regularly get through 3+ a day, so cutting out milk was probably going to be the hardest challenge for me. Thankfully, it didn’t take long to get used to using almond milk instead and now, I actually prefer it. For those of you who are avid tea drinkers like me, it does take a little time to get used to the taste, after all you don’t get the creaminess that you get with cow’s milk, but it does mean I can enjoy a cuppa without being ill so I’m willing to look past that.

Nakd Bars

Perfect for that chocolate fix! They’re made from fruit and nuts and bits of cocoa and are utterly delicious. I usually stock up on these when Holland and Barret have their penny sale and then use them as my afternoon snack. Something that’s quite hard to get used to when you cut out dairy is to cut out milk chocolate, so I loved being able to enjoy a chocolate-treat. Obviously dark chocolate is allowed too but there’s something about a Nakd Bar that I love.

What dairy free treats have you tried? Send your recommendations my way! Tweet me @MiaHolt using #MiaEats

Mia Holt - The Haberdashery

Eat | The Haberdashery

When it comes to places to eat in Stoke Newington, we all know there’s plenty of choice. Pop ups and quaint little cafes line the streets, but one of the places I keep going back to and introducing my friends to is The Haberdashery.

Mia Holt - The Haberdashery

It’s an eclectic little cafe on Stoke Newington High street, just at the end of Church Street and is always full to the brim of people seeking out its incredible coffee and breakfasts (It was chosen as the Best Coffee Shop in the London Lifestyle Awards, Grazia Magazine and named as one of the top 7 Best North London Breakfasts by Time Out).

The first time I went there, I tried their eggs Florentine with a gorgeous latte, which uses a special blend from Brick Lane coffee experts Nude Blend. The flavours are pretty spot on with everything you’d expect a classic eggs Florentine to have: an English muffin, a handful of spinach, two perfectly cooked poached eggs and a beautiful hollandaise sauce.

Mia Holt - The Haberdashery

Luckily for me, they also serve dairy free lattes (as well as their usual faultless coffees), which were my saviour when I found out I had to cut out dairy a few weeks later. As well as gorgeous breakfasts they make beautiful brunches, lunches and suppers (at their Stokey cafe) with a menu that’s filled with dishes like grilled cod and scallops and roast rump of lamb.

Mia Holt - The Haberdashery

For those of you that like to flirt with a little rustic and vintage decor, then you’ll love The Haberdashery’s rough-around-the-edges decor with mis-matched dishes, chipped tiles and wooden shelves.

Mia Holt - The Haberdashery

So make sure you head there and try their menu for yourself. You can find them at 170 Stoke Newington High Street and also at The Haberdashery Crouch End or tweet them @HaberdasheryLdn

Remember to tweet me @MiaHolt using #MiaEats to tell me what you think!


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