Chocolate Silk Mousse

Chocolate Silk Mousse, chocolate pudding, avocado base, good fats, healthy substitute, raw, gluten-free

Chocolate Silk Mousse

Chocolate aficionados, rejoice! A luxurious chocolate dessert is born with a surprisingly delicious and healthy twist…avocado.

If you have overlooked avocado thinking it was just a weird, bumpy green thing, think again! It is ranked right up there as one of the healthiest foods in the world.

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I love what avocado does for our bodies:

Due to its nutritional profile, it is one of the foods closest to mother’s breast milk, totally bio-available with protein ratios that are equal to breast milk. Avocados are high in folate which is essential for women in child-bearing years, helping prevent neural tube defects such as spina bifida. Mashed up, it also makes an excellent food for baby’s developing brain. It assists the gut’s ability to absorb and assimilate nutrients; adding them to green salads helps to ensure proper absorption of all the vitamins and minerals in the fresh veggies. Avocados are also an high source of glutathione which helps to boost the immune system and slow the aging process. The monounsaturated fats in avocados reverse insulin resistance which helps to stabilize blood sugar levels.

Using avocado as a base for raw food concoctions has never been more popular! Its creamy texture and versatile go-with-everything rich taste make it a common ingredient in many dishes. From smoothies, gazpacho, and veggie juice blends to salads, dressings, and sandwich toppings, there are so many ways to LOVE avocado. And now we can add chocolate mousse to the list!

It would be hard to distinguish the avocado in this delicacy from a similar dessert served in a Swiss Bed & Breakfast or the Dutch chocolate-loving family kitchen of my childhood – except it might be silkier.

There are only five ingredients, and you won’t need to touch the oven, a blender, or gadget of any kind…OK, maybe a blender. You may have your fellow diners become jealous and (oh, dear!) double-dip in your dish!

Chocolate Silk Mousse, chocolate pudding, avocado base, good fats, healthy substitute, raw, gluten-free

Totally Raw, GF Ingredients:

3 large or 4 medium ‘not-too-ripe’, and not over-ripe, avocados
1/3 cup or more raw coconut nectar or honey (to your desired sweetness)
1/2 cup + raw cacao powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
Optional: 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract (make your own) – adds undeniable depth of richness.

PS: If you are looking for a great and tasty way to get more virgin coconut oil in your diet for health reasons (Diabetes, Alzheimer’s prevention, yeast infections, to assist weight loss, or heal the gut), barely warm 1/4 cup coconut oil until it is liquid and mix in thoroughly while still warm to prevent clumping. Coconut oil gets firm below 78°. You will likely not taste the coconut oil in the mixture with the chocolate predominating.

Directions:

1. On a big plate, mash avocados until creamy. I did it with a fork, but you could use a blender for the smoothest consistency possible.

2. Add nectar, cacao powder, sea salt, and vanilla and mix until they are thoroughly blended.

3. Top with fresh berries and enjoy! I shaved on some of my Valentine’s Day chocolate bar to make it extra pretty.

Serves 6. 

I can’t wait for spring! The raspberries and blackberries here at Berry Hill promise to be abundant again this year. Consider planting a few bushes where you live this spring.

Emile Munier, May I Have One, too?, painting, child with a slice of bread, eating fruit

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~ Jacqueline

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10 Responses to Chocolate Silk Mousse

  1. Toni says:

    Oh my, this sounds delicious. I can’t wait to get to the grocery so I can try this recipe! One of our sons-in-law absolutely loves avocados; it’ll be interesting to see if he can tell they’re in this dish. ;) Thank you for sharing the recipe, Jacqueline. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  2. Amy Jung says:

    I have heard of making a mousse with avocado before but haven’t tried it. You’re pictures are making me want to try!

  3. Cheryl Smith says:

    Hello! I was wondering if it would work just as well to use regular cocoa powder? I am only starting to learn about the cacao powder. I am so happy to see that this recipe calls for honey, since I have been avoiding white refined sugar. Thank you so much for sharing this…I can’t wait to try it! Just hoping regular cocoa will work. :) Love and blessings to you, Cheryl

  4. Charlotte Moore says:

    What is the difference in raw cacao powder and just cocoa? I too have just recently started seeing it in whole food recipes.

    I have been making my vanilla a few years now. I leave mine 6 or more months to soak. YUM!!!

  5. Melissa says:

    I love this! So creative! Can’t wait to try it…my kids will be the testers! :)

  6. Renata says:

    Oh my ~ this sounds so yummy & is so easy! I’m going to pin this to my pinterest so I remember to come back to it!
    Have a wonderful day
    Blessings
    Renata:)
    PS I’ve just seen your quinoa bites on the side. I’m going to visit there next as I’ve brought quinoa for the first time & wasn’t sure what to do with it! I am also gf so love these recipes :)

  7. SallyAnn says:

    Okay Jacqueline, I have half an avocado in the frig waiting to be used and I am going to tweak your recipe and try it. Your pictures make my mouth water. I have recently started using xylotol and wonder if you have ever tried it. It is used instead of other natural sweeteners that could spike insulin levels.

    Have an awesome day.

  8. Abby says:

    Wow, who knew? Thanks for all this great info about avocados and the recipe for this delicious dessert.

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