"Silken tofu is creamy and smooth, with a subtle flavour that lends itself to thicken and create this chocolatey treat," explains chef and presenter, Phil Vickery. "It just happens to be vegan and low-calorie too."

Silky chocolate mousse recipe

Silky chocolate mousse recipe

Give this tofu-based mousse a go…

Silky chocolate mousse from Diabetes Meal Planner by Phil Vickery

Ingredients:

(Serves 2)

150g silken tofu, drained

2tsp vanilla extract

1tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

5g dark chocolate

Silky chocolate mousse from Diabetes Meal Planner by Phil Vickery with Bea Harding (Kyle Books/Kate Whitaker/PA)

Method:

1. Pat dry the tofu and then puree in a food-processor or blender for a few seconds until smooth.

2. Add the vanilla, sift in the cocoa (to avoid lumps) and blend briefly.

3. Melt the chocolate on low power in a microwave until runny. (If the chocolate cools too fast the texture might become grainy instead of mixing in smoothly.) Add to the tofu mixture in the food-processor. Pulse until smooth.

4. Divide between two little serving dishes, such as ramekins, and pop in the fridge to chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition Tips: Serving with a few cherries or raspberries on the side will add some useful fibre. Dark chocolate with a high cocoa content (70% or more) is a good source of iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium.

ENERGY 75kcals

PROTEIN 6.3g

FAT 4g

SATURATED FAT 1.1g

CARBOHYDRATE 3.7g

TOTAL SUGARS 1.6g

SALT 0g

SODIUM 0mg

FIBRE 1g

Diabetes Meal Planner by Phil Vickery with Bea Harling BSc (Kyle Books/Kate Whitaker/PA)

Diabetes Meal Planner by Phil Vickery with Bea Harling BSc, photography by Kate Whitaker, is published by Kyle Books and supported by Diabetes UK, priced GBP 22. Available now.