I literally can’t stop talking about this chocolate mousse.
It’s so delicious and so easy and actually really good or you. Did I already mention how freakin’ delicious it is?
I’m made this recipe as a bit of a hybrid between avocado mousse and chia pudding just to amplify the nutrition, provide a bit more fibre and sneak in some Omega 3 fats (with the chia seeds) because all good nutritionists like to sneak a little chia in here and there.
It’s so easy to make that I’ve been whipping it up on a weekly basis to ensure we have something in the fridge for those after-dinner sweet tooth snack attacks. Scott can’t get enough. It’s his new favourite. Well, between that and my Nut Free Superseed Loaf, he’s kinda in superfood heaven
This Chocolate Mousse is really rich and satisfying so you don’t need much. It’s wonderful topped with additional coconut and fresh berries. It’s super thick and spreadable and could easily double as an icing or chocolate dip to any of raw desert. I’m going to start experimenting with this myself. Ermergherd.
It’s seductively sweet without any refined sugar. Just dates. That’s it. And, because it’s loaded with fibre and healthy fats, the natural sugars release more slowly, helping to balance your blood sugar so you can avoid that late night pantry raid.
Note: I find it extremely helpful to soak the dates ahead of time in hot water. Makes blending so much easier.
I love to use my high speed Vitamix for this recipe. Be forewarned, it is thick, so you will need a few minutes of patience as you get in there with your tamper making sure that it’s evenly blended. If you like a thinner consistencey (would still be amazing) just add more liquid (either coconut milk or water will do).
It’s, literally, loaded with healthy fats, antioxidants and fibre, but you’d never know!
Here’s how it’s done!
- 1 large ripe avocado (or two small/medium)
- 5 medjool dates, pitted and soaked in hot water for at least 10 minutes
- ½ cup raw cacao powder
- 1 cup of full fat coconut milk
- 2 tbps ground chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Good pinch of sea salt
- Put all ingredients into a Vitamix or high speed blender and blend on setting 1 for about a minute.
- Once everything is combined, increase the speed to 2 for another minute, using the tamper to keep the mousse running smoothly.
- Finally, increase the setting to 5 and blend for another minute until super smooth and velvety.
- If too think, use additional coconut milk to thin.
Makes 4-6 servings. Store in an airtight container in fridge up to a week.
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