Chocolate Avocado Mousse

finished mousse

I was first introduced to this chocolate mousse over a year ago and it’s so good I just have to share it.

Why?

Because I’ve mentioned it to a few people recently who haven’t heard of it, and it’s become such a staple in our house that I think everyone should try it at least once.

I’m not sure where the original recipe came from. I’ve seen it on various sites around the web and to be honest I’m not surprised. There’s no cooking involved, it’s super healthy, vegan, and a perfect after dinner sweet.

And no, you can’t taste the avocado!

I make mine with a mix of carob and cacao because I love the hint of earthiness that you get when you add carob to the mousse… and if it’s going to be a late dinner I make it with 100% carob – because any caffeine is too much caffeine when you’re one tired Mama and just want to get your kids to bed!

The thing I love the most about this chocolate mousse is its simplicity.

Throwing four healthy ingredients into a blender and having your kids gobble it up brings a sense of smug satisfaction that any parent can enjoy… which is well worth sharing.

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Ingredients

Makes 1/2 cup

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp carob powder
  • 1 tbs raw cacao powder
  • Honey or mayple syrup to taste

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredient in a blender, food processor or use a hand held blender to process until smooth. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Side note: Use pre frozen banana slices to cut down on the refrigeration time.

4 thoughts on “Chocolate Avocado Mousse

  1. Definitely going to give this a try. What are your thoughts on agave? Could I use that instead honey or maple to sweeten?

    • I tend to stay away from agave. Although is it marketed as natural
      it’s actually very high in fructose.

      Fructose, like alcohol can only be metabolised in the liver. A diet
      high in fructose can cause all sorts of problems, these are just a
      few:

      Increased blood pressure,
      Increased levels of harmful LDLs (bad cholesterol)
      Interferes with the bodies satiety signals (making you eat more than
      you normally would).

      I’ve mentioned in this in another post, but I highly recommend
      watching Dr Robert Lustigs “The bitter truth” on youtube, it’s mind blowing!

      When I do use sweeteners I go for mayple syrup, honey, rapadura or dried fruit. They’re all yummy and have a better fructose to glucose ratio, hope this helps.

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