Sunday, March 23, 2014

Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse

I'm no vegan, but I do try to be as healthy as possible and this is a healthier version of a classic chocolate treat.  This mousse is made with avocado instead of dairy so it's also great for someone who can't handle dairy products.  You can taste the avocado, slightly, but not in a bad way.  It has a really rich chocolate flavor that over powers the avocado flavor.

I got the recipe from Giada's Feel Good Food book, which is her healthier recipe book.

  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 4 very ripe avocados, chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1 tbs. plus 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. fine sea salt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • Fresh raspberries and mint leaf for garnish.  I also used chocolate sticks that I stole from work :)
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler until smooth and set aside to cool slightly.  Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender and blend until smooth and creamy.  Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or up to 1 day.  

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