Avocado Chocolate Mousse

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Have you given up chocolate for lent?

Or maybe your new year’s resolution of eating less sugar is already a distant memory. In any event, I can help you get back and stay on track while satisfying your sweet tooth with this 5-minute chocolate mousse. I have seen several versions of this dessert but I made it even simpler by using only three ingredients you may already have in your pantry.

This is a clean eating rendition of the popular decadent treat which, unlike its traditional counterpart, is not loaded with refined sugar, cream and butter. It is a health food in disguise featuring heart healthy fats as well as antioxidants. It is vegan, dairy free, gluten free but taste free? No ma’am!

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2-3 tablespoons of organic maple syrup or raw honey
  • 3-4 teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions:

  1. Cut and pit the avocados and put the meat into a blender or food processor.
  2. Add the maple syrup or honey, and the cocoa powder.
  3. Blend like madness.
  4. Voilà…mousse au chocolat!

Teachable Tips:

  1. The avocados give this dish its creaminess. However, the cocoa powder can make the mixture a little dry. Adding 1-2 tablespoons of almond milk or organic cow’s milk (if you can tolerate dairy) can help.
  2. Make this dessert a real superfood when adding your favorite healthy toppings such as chia seeds and blueberries, raw almond or pecan pieces, dark chocolate chips (after lent, of course!) or unsweetened coconut flakes.
  3. Refrigerate for 30 minutes for even better consistency.

Enjoy!

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