This Avocado Chocolate Mousse is decadent, rich, and sweet but you don’t have to feel guilty because it’s made with 4 simple ingredients! Avocados, sugar, almond milk, and cocoa powder.
I’ve been wanting to try this for sometime now and I’m so glad I did. Because, this came out really well. One thing I want to note is that you can fully customize this recipe. You can use any kind of milk and any kind of sweetener. It will not effect your texture since the avocados are what make this so perfectly creamy!
Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Start by cutting the avocados in half (vertically). Using a spoon remove the avocado from the skin. Add it to your blender or food processor. Next, add your cocoa powder, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
Finally, add in the sugar and almond milk. Place lid on securely and blend.
Blend until its fully mixed and there are no clumps or avocado chunks. Divide into saucers or bowls and eat right then or feel free to refrigerate for up to 48 hours.
I also had some mint in my garden and decided to use that as garnish, adding a little sprig to each.
Using a spoon remove the avocado from the skin. Add avocado to blender.
Add cocoa powder, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Finally, add in the sugar and almond milk.
Blend well. Divide into serving dishes and enjoy!
Satisfy that chocolate craving while giving your body the nutrients it needs! Did you know avocados are super high in rich antioxidants and there’s a million reasons to eat more of them every day! Check out my article ‘7 reasons you should eat an avocado a day’ to read more about it!
When it comes to food I try not to worry too much about fat & calories. I just focus more on eating the RIGHT fats and nutrients, while choosing my calories wisely. One source for “good fats” is the avocado! Avocados are high in mono saturated fats. They can aid in weight loss, reducing inflammation, and preventing disease. Plus, they have a subtle nutty taste with a rich creamy texture and pair well with so many foods! I could definitely eat them on everything, everyday! Here are 7 reasons to eat an avocado a day!
7 Reasons To Eat An Avocado A Day:
Avocados are rich in Omega Fats
Fat is essential for every, single cell in the body. Eating healthy fats supports skin health, enhances the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, and may even help boost the immune system.
Avocados contain a natural plant sterol called beta-sitosterol. Consuming beta-sitosterol and other plant sterols has been known to help maintain healthy cholestrol levels.
Rich in Potassium
Did you know avocados actually have more potassium ounce for ounce than bananas? Potassium helps reduce blood pressure and water retention. Potassium also helps maintain healthy nerve function.
Full of Fiber
Avocados are full of fiber! Fiber is awesome for helping to keep you full. It also helps prevent certain kinds of cancer. In addition it’s known to help lower blood sugar.
Absorption of Other Nutrients
Eating avocados can help you absorb nutrients from other foods as well. Some nutrients are fat soluble – which means they need to be combined with fat in order to be utilized. Adding an avocado to a salad or a smoothie is believed to help increase antioxidant absorption.
These super fruits are also loaded with carotenoids and lutein. These are important for eye health. Avocados have been known to help reduce macular degeneration and cataracts.
Good Source of Magnesium
Finally, they contain a high amount of magnesium. Magnesium is great for a number on reasons: it helps reduce anxiety, eases in calcium absorption, and can help reduce menstrual symptoms & migraines. In turn if you don’t get enough magnesium.
Overall, incorporating more avocados into your daily routine can greatly benefit your health. Plus, they’re delicious!
Want some avocado inspiration? Check out some of my favorite Avocado recipes below.
Today I’m sharing my favorite Guacamole recipe with you. Less is more. This applies to so many things in life, but when it comes to seasoning and flavor profiles, this couldn’t be more true.
My go to Guacamole recipe is simple and it’s healthy. I make this like three times a week because, honestly I’m obsessed with avocados￼ like obsessed..￼
I put them in & on top of everything I can think of..smoothies, dips, cookies, cakes, cocktails, sauces, dressings, eggs, meats, sandwiches, garnish things with them, eat them whole with a little salt and lemon juice. Basically breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I just add them to anything and everything….until it gets weird …and lets be real, sometimes it does. I like to experiment with different flavors and things I normally wouldn’t pair together: like the time, I tryed to add them to a frozen mocha almond latte , I thought it would subtly enhance the nut flavor…and was I ever wrong.
The great thing about them though, is not only are they versatile, they are naturally so subtle and creamy. They are incredibly nutritious and high in healthy fats. They are packed with vitamins and can have a positive effect on weight loss, cholesterol, & your heart! I’ve even started cooking with avocado oil , it has an exceptionally high smoke point.
When you cook with an oil above it’s set smoke point it can create trans fats. Avocado oil has a smoke point of up to 520 making it one of the highest possible.
And thus decreasing the chance of trans fats.
Less is More Guacamole
Cut your avocados in half (length wise). They should separate pretty easily. Remove the seed. Next, carefully slice the avocado halves inside of the skin, so that you have small squares (like the above picture). This will make it easier to mash in the bowl. After adding the avocados add the lime juice (or lemon, this depends on your taste or what you have in your fridge￼). Than add the Crushed garlic, Garlic powder, Poblano Pepper, Cilantro (if you’re one of those people that biologically hates cilantro , you can absolutely omit this, if you love cilantro like me though I suggest adding as much as you can possibly wash and chop up before your hand gets tired), Tomatoes, Onions, Salt, & Pepper. Mix/mash well! Serve with your favorite tortilla chips!
Food processor VS Handmash
I believe this comes down to preference. Personally given the choice I will always, always, always hand mash. To me a good guacamole has avocado chunks in it which can only be achieved by the flawless imperfection of handmashing it with a spoon or fork . However, I once worked for a chef that said all real guacamole should by definition be puréed.￼ Plus, my own mother likes to purée the avocados and lemon juice before adding everything else , but I stand by my fork and the fact that it’s your kitchen & you can do whatever you want!
To start the day off right, I’m making this Avocado Green Grape Smoothie. Ok, so green smoothies are pretty much everywhere right? And with good reason. They are delicious and full of nutrients. And they usually involve spinach or kale. While I do love those smoothies, because let’s be real I love all smoothies :)……..all of them. This is not your typical green smoothie . Continue Reading…
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