I know that avocado and chocolate mousse in the same sentence sounds weird but once you try our avocado chocolate mousse recipe you will understand the harmony this delightful dish brings!
Firstly, let’s just reiterate the health benefits of the two main ingredients, avocado and dark chocolate. Avocado is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, a good source of fibre and high in antioxidants, these qualities attribute to reducing inflammation within the body, maintaining a healthy weight by keeping you full for longer and reduces your intake of saturated fats if you substitute it for butter. Dark chocolate is rich in polyphenols, a potent antioxidant that can improve cardiovascular health and even provide anti-aging effects!
Secondly, let’s get cooking, well blending actually.
In a food processor add:
- 3 ripe avocados – pip and skin removed
- 100gm of organic cocoa powder or grated 70% cocoa dark chocolate
- ½ cup of agave syrup
- 1 tsp of good quality vanilla essence
Blend away until you get a nice smooth consistency. To mix it up a bit, you can add either of these ingredients:
- Orange zest with a squeeze of juice