There is so much to love about avocados. They are full of monounsaturated fats, fiber, potassium, and vitamin E, and have even been shown to be anti-inflammatory. They are great for brain and heart health, and are of course delicious!
This Avocado Chocolate Mousse is super simple and can be enjoyed by just about everyone as it is dairy-free, gluten-free, naturally sweetened and really quick to throw together. I love this recipe because it is a great way to get the nutrition of avocados into your diet in a new way that isn't guacamole or just straight up with a pinch of salt. You get a healthy dose of good fats in this treat, as it has coconut milk in addition to the avocado. All you need is a little time and some self-control, and this nutrient-dense dessert can appear at your next dinner party to nourish and impress all your friends. Plus, chocolate!
Avocado Chocolate Mousse
4 medium avocados, very ripe--diced, with any brown/black spots removed
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
1/2 cup real maple syrup
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 Tbs vanilla extract
1/2 tsp sea salt
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until very smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides of the blender occasionally to make sure you get all the little bits pureed.
Transfer to a glass container or bowl and refrigerate 1-2 hours before serving.
Serve chilled as is, or top with fresh berries, whipped cream or a pinch of coarse sea salt. You can also use a piping bag to pipe the mousse into cool glasses and make this simple dessert look super fancy!
Brine & Broth
I am a gut health-focused nutritionist and online health coach based in Southwest Wisconsin. My recipes and philosophies center around traditional, nutrient-dense foods that support robust gut health.