Two words.. chocolate mousse. Probably the ultimate indulgent dessert, however with a slightly healthier twist to it. As you probably know, I’m a huge fan of experimenting with ways to recreate delicious desserts and sweet treats using whole foods and trying to make them a little healthier. These chocolate mousses have been a pretty popular creation with my mum and myself recently and personally, I don’t think you can even taste the avocado in there! The addition of the avocado in this adds the most incredible smooth and creamy texture and also means that you’re including some healthy fats into your day as well. These little desserts are also free from dairy, gluten and refined sugars, so are sweetened with fruits and natural sweeteners.
The intense chocolatey flavour comes from raw cacao powder, which is the unprocessed version of cocoa and has the most incredible flavour! I think that I can safely say that’s it’s my favourite superfood and I use it constantly, in so many different recipes. Not only do I adore the taste, but there are also many wonderful benefits to this wonderful stuff, for example: it’s high in antioxidants and magnesium.. so I suppose you could say that chocolate can be good for you after all?
Like with all of the desserts that I post on here, I like to mention that, although they are healthier alternatives, I don’t recommend eating these things all day and everyday because they do still contain natural sugars and should still be considered as a treat. But the way I see it is, if I do want to indulge in something, or fancy a sweet treat, then I would rather have something that I know contains some nutritious and beneficial ingredients, as oppose to being laden with sugars and lots of additives.
I hope you enjoy tucking into these delicious little pots of chocolatey heaven and maybe even sharing them with friends too. Try not telling them that the secret ingredient is in fact avocado and see if they notice!
Chocolate avocado mousse
- 1 1/2 small avocados
- 1 banana
- 3 tbsp cacao powder
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- Take all of the above ingredients and add these into a food processor. Blend everything until completely smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides of the processor with a spatula, to insure that there aren’t any pieces of avocado left.
- Once everything is completely blended, transfer the mouses into ramekins and leave in the fridge until ready to eat.
- Serving Size: 4