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Healthy Chocolate Mousse

Here’s a velvety smooth chocolate mousse that’s guilt free and loaded with super foods and antioxidants. My purely delicious chocolate mousse is made from ripe avocado that is blended with Naked Chocolat that is scented with pure Madagascan vanilla and a pinch of artisan sea salt. The addition of a splash of coconut milk will make the texture a little lighter.

What’s great about it:

The botanical name for the cacao tree is theobroma cacao – which means “food of the gods” in Greek. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that cocoa which comes in the form of cacao powder can improve heart health, lower blood pressure and reduce LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Cacao is high in magnesium and iron and also contains compounds that act as stimulants believed to boost serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain that gives you a pleasurable sensation similar to the high people get after exercise. Avocado adds a lovely creaminess and is full of good anti-inflammatory mono-unsaturated fats that is good for your health.

 

+ ingredients & methods +

ingredients (Serves 4)

1/2 cup organic maple syrup
2 large ripe avocados
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste
1/2 cup raw cacao or Healthy Chef Naked Chocolate

method

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a good powerful high speed blender adding the maple syrup first, followed by the avocado, vanilla and cocoa.
  2. Blend for about 30 seconds until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add a splash of water or coconut milk to make a lighter mousse. Taste and adjust if needed.
  4. Spoon into a bowl and allow to set in the fridge.
+ notes & inspiration +
  • This mousse is delicious on it’s own or used as a topping for cakes and cupcakes.
  • The addition of 2 tablespoons melted cacao butter or cold pressed coconut oil will firm up the mousse.
  • I love to serve this mousse as part of a dessert served with smashed raspberries or spread over a fresh made chocolate cake.
  • For a protein rich snack on the go add 2 tablespoons Healthy Chef Protein
  • Add 1 tablespoon Healthy Chef Organic Superfood to pump up antioxidants.
  • Serve alone or with alongside smashed raspberries or cinnamon roasted figs and pomegranate.
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