Trying to be healthy by staying away from sweets is something I feel many are brainwashed into thinking for diets. Who says you can’t have both? Realizing I had bought avocados but didn’t have enough time to eat them, I decided to deviate from the norm of guac and do something sweet. You hear me, sweet.
In looking through a variety of recipes, I decided upon an avocado chocolate mousse. I took inspiration from As Easy As Apple Pie, but modified it slightly to my own tasting.
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1/3 cup agave nectar
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder (I had Hershey’s Cocoa Powder)
- 2 tablespoon unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- Halve the avocados and scoop the flesh into a food processor or blender.
- Add the almond milk, cocoa powder, chia powder, agave nectar and vanilla extract.
- Mix for a minute or until smooth.
- Taste and adjust with extra honey if needed.
- Scoop the avocado chocolate mousse into pretty glasses or ramekins. I had neither so I used tiny glasses.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Benefits of Avocados*:
- Monounsaturated fat: This type of fat can improve cholesterol levels, decrease the risk of heart disease, and can benefit brain activity and locomotion.
- Vitamin E: Vitamin E helps with protecting body tissue from damage by disabling free radicals (groups of unpaired atoms in the body that can lead to cancer or heart disease). It’s also vital to red blood cell formation, which are responsible for circulating oxygen and getting rid of waste.
- Vitamin B6: This vitamin assists with the body’s formation of glycogen (back-up fuel that’s stored in the liver and muscles) and promotes skin health.
*Incorporated information from our friends at Greatist.
Have you ever made dessert and incorporated some fruit or vegetable you wouldn’t expect?