As you may have guessed from the title, this chocolate mousse contains a very lovely low carb fruit called the avocado. The avocado or “avo” as we call it in Australia – we’re linguistically lazy, or smart, however you choose to see it – is yummy. I have never not liked it. The texture is amazing, the taste is plain making it easy to add to different recipes and eat with different foods, the benefits are wonderful and only just recently, they made an emoji for it – because that’s how awesome people now know it is! Oh and did you know it is a berry?! Random fun fact.
The avocado is a staple in a low carb healthy fat diet. Why? Because of its fat profile, its lack of sugars, its high fibre content, its high potassium as well as all those lovely vitamins and minerals we need such as vitamin K (blood clotting and bone health), vitamin C (immunity), B vitamins (cell function, breakdown of nutrients, brain function, skin/hair/nails, hormone production, growth and the list goes on). If you can afford it, I recommend eating one per day.
Here is the nutritional info for an avocado.
And here’s some more info from Dr. Mercola (also links to his page on avos).
Oh and if all the above info didn’t blow your mind, then the Hass Avocado Board’s research into the benefits will! Basically it’s really good for you, especially your heart.
Avocados don’t have a strong flavour but are super creamy and as a result, when you add cacao to it, what you get is pretty darn heavenly, creamy and tasty. You could even call it a party in your mouth. You can add coconut or regular cream to it for extra decadence (regular cream as a once off only – I don’t advocate or consume much dairy if any) or add some berries and yoghurt. Or eat it alone. It’s amaze-balls, another chocolate game-changer… And here’s the nutritional info for this dessert…
So for your taste buds’ pleasure…the recipe.
CHOCOLATE MOUSSE WITH AN AVOCADO TWIST
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1/3 cup of raw organic cacao powder (the more you put, the darker and more bitter it gets so play around with the amounts)
- 1/2 cup of coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla powder (or whatever you have available – but make sure it is sugar-free)
- 1 tbsp natvia or stevia – again, adjust to your taste preference.
- Pinch of salt
- Put all ingredients in a food processor.
- Blitz until combined.
- Refrigerate for an hour to let chill (it really is better chilled).
Could it be more simple?! Could it be more yummy? In addition, it is filling, low carb, sugar and dairy free and contains lots of great fats. This is something you should give a try. Seriously.
Have you tried this mousse yet? What do you think? What is your favourite flavour combination??
Be sure to comment down below 🙂
Love (and healthy fats) Bianca x