Which ingredients are on your wellness pantry short list? If you include avocados and cacao powder, then this ridiculously delicious recipe is for you. A healthy avocado chocolate mousse recipe like this one has become something of a modern girl’s kitchen classic — easy, gorgeous, fun and full of healthy fats and minerals.
Whip up this simple pot de creme from Claire Thomas of Sweet Laurel Bakery for a dessert, snack — or breakfast! — that’s completely vegan and packed with nutrition….
How To Make Healthy Avocado Chocolate Mousse
For the mousse:
1 large ripe avocado
1/4 cup unsweetened cacao powder
1/4 cup almond coconut milk
2.5 Tbsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp natural vanilla extract
1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
2 Tbsp finely chopped bittersweet chocolate
For coconut whipped cream (makes 2 cups):
1 15-ounce can full-fat coconut milk
3/4 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the mousse:
In a food processor, purée the avocado until smooth. Mix together the cocoa powder and milk until combined and add to the avocado, along with the remaining ingredients, except for the chopped chocolate. Mix until well combined. Transfer the mousse to individual bowls and store in the fridge until ready to eat. Top with chopped bittersweet chocolate and coconut whipped cream.
For coconut whipped cream:
Set the can in the fridge overnight so that the coconut fat solids separate from the coconut water. Open the can and carefully pour out the thick coconut cream. With an electric whisk, beat the cream, agave, and vanilla extract on very stiff until peaks form, about 5 to 7 minutes. You need it very stiff so it can support the pudding.