For my 2nd paid Ninja Kitchen recipe I was set the task to create something super delicious using their new FreshVac Smart Screen Blender that uses vacuum blending technology in order to create bright, smooth drinks with less foam and less separation than traditional blending methods. I was a little bit dubious as to whether or not it would work but it really does the job! I’m loving using it especially for smoothies and protein shakes where I throw in fruit and veg as they often separate and go yucky.
This Pink Pitaya Mousse is perfect for any occasion – velvety smooth and creamy cashew and coconut based mousse with fresh fruit and pink pitaya (dragonfruit) powder for an added vitamin boost.
I wanted to make something vibrant that was minimal fuss so I had a look through some of my old but really popular recipes and my Seasonal Berry Mousse Tarts popped up. That’s when I knew that making a fruit-based raw mousse would be perfect. I love berries so I decided to stick to a similar recipe but instead added in some pitaya powder to boost the vibrancy and vitamin content. I used rehydrated desiccated coconut in mine as I couldn’t get to the shop to buy some frozen young Thai coconut meat but it still ended up tasting amazing. I do always prefer young coconut meat though as it gives it a fresher flavour and slightly smoother texture – especially if your blender isn’t that great.
As always I use a base of raw cashews that have been soaked overnight for creaminess and then some coconut oil and cacao butter. Sometimes I like to only use coconut oil and ditch the cacao butter, this is purely more because it’s cost effective but just so you know it will still hold up. You can use any berries in this – I like raspberries or strawberries but cherries and blueberries would also work really well too. It’s such a versatile recipe and if you’re useless at cooking don’t worry so long as you can operate a blender and pour things into glasses you’ll be absolutely fine.
This Pink Pitaya Mousse is perfect for any occasion – velvety smooth and creamy cashew and coconut based mousse with fresh fruit and pink pitaya (dragonfruit) powder for an added vitamin boost. If you’d like the recipe then head on over to Ninja Kitchen now!