Coconut Panna Cotta with Date Mousse and Chocolate Soil

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Coconut Panna Cotta with Date Mousse and Chocolate Soil

Positive Vitality’s Coconut Panna Cotta with Date Mousse and Chocolate Soil is dairy free, gluten free, egg free, free from processed sugar, Paleo


Panna Cotta

  • 400ml Coconut Milk, full fat
  • 200ml Coconut Cream
  • 2,5 sheets gelatine (20gr leaves)
  • 2 heaped Tbs Coconut Blossom Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Date Mouse

  • 1 cup Dates
  • 2/3 cup filtered Water

Chocolate Soil

  • 150gr Pecan Nuts
  • 2 heaped Tbs raw Cacao Powder
  • 2 heaped Tbs ra Coconut Oil
  • handful Dates


Panna Cotta

Place the gelatine sheets in a small bowl and cover with a cold water, soak for 10 min until soft.

Meanwhile, combine coconut milk with coconut cream, coconut sugar and vanilla using a mixer.

When the gelatine is soft drain it and pour 3 Tbs of boiling water over it stirring vigorously all the time.

Pour the dissolved gelatine to the coconut mixture and combine together using a mixer. Mix it for a good few minutes to make sure the gelatine is distributed evenly over the whole panna cotta.

Pour the ready panna cotta mixture to a non-stick moulds or a small glasses covered with a tin layer of coconut oil (this will allow to slide the panda cotta out of the moulds/glasses). Place in a fright for approx. 4 hours to set.

Dates Mouse

Soak the dates in a filtered water for min 4 hours until smooth. I like to soak it overnight.

Blend the dates together with a blending water until mousse consistency.

Place in the fridge and when panna cotta is set, you will top it up with the date mousse.

Chocolate Soil

Place the pecans, cacao, dates and coconut oil in a food processor and blend together until soil like consistency.

Spoon it out on a baking tin and bake at 175C for 10-15min until crunchy. Take it out and cool down.

Place it on a dessert plate, then the ready panna cotta over it and top it out with your date mouse.


Check out the health benefits bellow.

positive vitality panna cotta

Health benefits:

Cacao  is a superfood considering all the nutrients it contains, like vitamins, minerals, fibre, protein, flavonoids, pholypenols and much much more! Thanks to those raw cacao is supporting healthy metabolism, so beneficial for people trying to lose weight, it is full of antioxidants boosting our immune system  and cardiovascular system, it is all a wonderful mood enhancer.

Coconut is something we shouldn’t be afraid of and we should use it as often as possible. Not only coconut fat is digested different and converted straight away for energy other than being stored in our fat tissue. Coconut fat is super healthy, it improves insulin sensitivity and block fat storage, also in patients with type 2 diabetes, therefore it is supporting a healthy weight loss. It is also antimicrobial, it has antioxidant and antistress properties and it support s healthy hearth.

Pecan nuts contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, B, and E, folic acidcalciummagnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Just one ounce of pecans provides 10 percent of the Daily Recommended intake of fiber. Pecans are also rich in age defying antioxidants.

Dates are Great for:

•Weight loss.

•Relieving constipation, supporting regular bowel movements.

•Promoting heart health, reducing heart disease risk.


•Iron-deficiency anemia.

•Reducing blood pressure.

•Promoting respiratory and digestive health.


By | 2017-05-16T12:00:37+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Desserts, Paleo, Recipes|Comments Off on Coconut Panna Cotta with Date Mousse and Chocolate Soil

About the Author:

Ola Van Zyl is Owner of Positive Vitality Nutritional Therapy, Health Coach, Corporate Nutrition Specialist, Sports Nutrition Specialist and Public Speaker. Ola is a graduate of the Institute of Health Sciences in Nutritional Therapy, Dietary Counselling and Functional Sports Nutrition. She is a member of Nutritional Therapists of Ireland. In her work Ola applies the latest theories and research in nutrition, functional medicine and coaching to achieve optimum health. She works with groups and individuals, helping them to gain more energy, to lose weight, to manage stress, improve sleep quality and mood, as well as increase physical performance. Ola believes that nutrition is the key to long and vibrant live and she is very passionate about creating nutritious and delicious recipes to encourage healthy eating.