Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

This is one of those recipes that has been bouncing around for awhile. I can by no means take credit for the idea, a simple google search will show you that. But I will say that I have tweaked this to my liking over repeated sessions, and think it ends up pretty high on my list of favorite desserts.

Avocados lend a satisfying note, that lets your brain know this is a treat while your body still celebrates. Due mostly to their high density of monounsaturated fat, they offer a certain creaminess that can not be beat. Combine that with a good quality dark cocoa, and you have yourself the base to a delicious (and healthy) mousse. Rich in fiber and antioxidants, low in saturated fat and sugar, this is a finale you can feel good about.

A word about Medjool dates. On many nights, they are dessert within themselves. Soft and chewy and indulgently rich, these dates offer the perfect  balance. Their sweetness is just right, leaving you satiated, but without the incessant craving that overly saccharine treats will trigger. Nature's true taste of heaven.

Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Serves 4-6

4 ripe avocados
10 soft medjool dates
1/4 cup maple syrup (or raw agave)
2 tbs. high quality cocoa powder (using cocao if going for raw)
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract (optional)
a pinch of salt

Pit and scoop avocados into food processor. Add remaining ingredients and blend until whipped and thoroughly combined. Add additional cocoa powder and salt to taste. 

Relax. Eat Well.


  1. wow! another healthy recipe dish.. perfect for my diet. thanks for sharing. I'm gonna share this to my mom because she loves new and healthy food.

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  2. This looks awesome, Lisa. Have you ever tried it without adding the syrup/agave? I'm trying to eliminate all sweeteners as much as possible.

    Thanks a bunch!

  3. Hi Beki! I have never tried it without sweetener, so I am not sure. I have tried it when there is not enough maple, and it shouts to me that it needs more, but maybe with your taste buds already used to very low sugar, it could work. Give it a try! My suggestion would be to replace the syrup with coconut milk- it might lend enough creaminess/flavor to make up for the sweet. Good luck!

  4. Wow.. Nice to see this healthy dish. Thank you for your valuable post section

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