Superfood Chocolate Mousse

I was invited this week to a dinner party where we all had to take one or two dishes each. The lady who was hosting is a Health Coach (http://vitalityandfood.com/) and so the 'rules' for the dishes were:

"nothing processed, refined or that can't be found in nature. (That means mainly no msg, gmo, white flour, margerine or sugary products, etc.)"

I had no idea what I was going to do, seeing as I always default to making puddings as I love to bake.

I remember seeing recently though, on River Cottage 'Everyday Veg', some raw vegans making a chocolate avocado tart, so I got searching for a recipe. 

I was extremely excited, but a little apprehensive too...turns out there was no need to be - it was delicious. Happily it also went really well with the other dessert, made by the host herself, which was....wait for it....seaweed cake (actually called Pumpkin-Chocolate Cheesecake).  http://www.purejoyplanet.com/recipes.php - which was AMAZING!!

Here is how to make the Avocado Chocolate Mousse:

3 ripe avocados
1/2 cup of soya milk (although you can use whatever you milk you like - coconut milk might be nice)
1/3 cup pure maple syrup (the real stuff too, because my cousin brought it all the way from his home - Canada!)
1/3 cup dark cocoa powder
Pinch of cinnamon to taste (to bring out the flavour of the chocolate)

Chuck it all in your food processor and whizz up until completely mixed. Done!

You may be unsure about this recipe but please give it a go. There are no refined sugars and it is packed with goodness! Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a "nutrient booster" by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit. All of that in a pudding! - why wouldn't you give it a go!?!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This looks fantastic. Thank you so much. I'll use it for the next time I'm asked to contribute to pot luck. The avocado makes the mixture richer and luscious. It's wonderful to have another contribution for our rather small dessert repertoire!