Featured Recipe: Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Avocados aren’t just for guacamole anymore!
This rich, chocolate dessert is so delicious you won’t believe the creaminess came from an avocado. The chocolate takes over the taste of the avocado, which leaves you with a smooth texture you’d never thought imaginable. Because avocados are a superfood, you are getting your chocolate fix along with heart healthy fats and antioxidants. That’s definitely something you won’t get from a candy bar! If you weren’t a fan of avocados before, you will be now.
Top with fresh fruits if you wish, serve cold and enjoy!
1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup almond milk (or milk of your choosing)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Halve and pit the avocado and scoop out the middle.
2. In a food processor or blender, combine the avocado, agave nectar, almond milk, cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Process for 2 minutes, stir and scrape the sides, and process again for 1-2 minutes until the mousse is smooth.
3. If desired, top the mousse with fresh fruits such as mango, raspberries or blueberries
4. Serve within 6 hours.
Makes about 2 servings
Per serving: 195 cal, 26g carbs, 13g fat, 5g protein, 20mg sodium, 12g sugar