The smartest resolutions are sustainable. That means learning new recipes you’ll actually return to like this ridiculously good chocolate avocado mousse from nutritionist Kelly Leveque. Never tried? Chocolate avocado mousse has become a staple among wellness foodies in the know and, if you have not made it for breakfast, it’s time to shoot your shot.
Kelly is one of our go-to pros for science-driven, yet super-accessible nutrition guidance. This year, she’s participating in the #CUTSUGAR Challenge, an exclusive series of webinars hosted in conjunction with a 3-week challenge for anyone who needs to get their processed sugar intake back in balance!
The #CUTSUGAR Challenge is hosted by organic sparkling botanical water brand, Sound who has lined up 11 webinars with some of the most trusted voices in wellness for al participants. Kelly will be teaching a smoothie class, Simone de la Rue will lead Body by Simone Class, and Dr. Will Cole will be teaching about sugar and our mental health. (See the whole line-up here!)
In the meantime, start reducing processed sugar with Kelly’s incredible dark chocolate avocado mousse recipe you’ll make over and over…
Kelly Leveque’s Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse
When the sweet tooth seems like it can’t be tamed, I know there are plenty of ways to satisfy it without spiking my blood sugar.
Swearing off sweets entirely can backfire and make the craving even stronger. I always tell my clients to replace before you remove, so if you want to reduce the amount of sweets you eat, find healthier options to replace the sugar-filled versions.
This breakfast treat is filled with the Fab 4 (protein, fat, fiber, and greens) to turn off those hunger hormones without impacting blood sugar. The mousse takes about 5 minutes total and makes one serving.
1 scoop chocolate protein powder containing 20 to 30 grams of protein
2 large very ripe avocados
2 tablespoons milled chia seeds
2 tablespoons organic cacao powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 drops of organic liquid monk fruit
1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
Pinch of Himalayan salt
Topping options: 1 tablespoon hemp hearts, 1 tablespoon shredded coconut, or 1/4 cup in-season sliced fruit
In a food processor or high-speed blender, blend all the ingredients together until they reach a smooth, pudding-like consistency, about 2 minutes.
Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve in a small bowl with your desired topping.
Store any extra in a sealable glass container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.