TGIF! After your workout today, kick off your weekend with a sweet treat. These exquisite recipes are inspired by the finest spas and restaurants around the world.

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Mocha Mousse

Executive Chef Jason Graham of Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, Vista, CA

Total time 10 minutes plus chilling


3 Tbsp Kahlúa

4 tsp Instant coffee granules

36 ounces extra-firm silken tofu

¾ cup agave nectar

¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

 4 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon,

In saucepan on low, heat 3 tablespoons Kahlúa. Add 4 teaspoons instant-coffee granules; stir to dissolve. In food processor, combine 36 ounces extra-firm silken tofu, ¾ cup agave nectar, ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 4 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and coff’ee mixture.
Process 6 minutes, or until smooth. Spoon into bowls; refrigerate 30 minutes. Garnish with whipped cream, raspberries, and mint leaves, if desired. Makes 8 servings.

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Pumpkin Mousse

From Red Mountain Resort


1 cup cashews unsalted raw
½ cup pecan pieces, raw
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons coconut oil
½ cup FruitSweet (or agave syrup, maple syrup or honey)
½ cup water
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
⅛ teaspoon cloves, ground
1 teaspoon cinnamon

combine all ingredients in blender; puree on high speed until smooth. Use a rubber spatula to transfer the mixture into half cup creme brulee ramekins or into a pastry bag; chill to refrigerator temperature and then enjoy. Garnish with a light dusting of cinnamon and a sprig of mint.

Nutritional Key: Calories/Carbs/Proteins/Fat/Fiber 230.61/23.88g/3.59g/14.71g/2.26g

Servings: 8

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Tofu Ambrosia with Cantaloupe and Honeydew

From Red Mountain Resort

(Serves 4)


2 cups cantaloupe, ¼” diced

2 cups honeydew, ¼” diced

1 cup tofu whipped cream (recipe below)


8 oz. soft tofu

2 Tbsp. maple syrup

1 Tbsp. agave syrup

1 tsp. orange peel, grated

1 tsp. pure vanilla

Dash nutmeg, ground


Blend all tofu whipped cream ingredients in a food processor or with a mixer.
Toss tofu whipped cream with cantaloupe and honeydew.