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Dark Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Extra-ripe avocados are the base for this creamy, healthy, and very sneaky chocolate mousse.

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It’s loaded with healthy fats and antioxidants from the chocolate. Using melted bakers chocolate gives the mixture more substance when it chills. Use a variety of toppings, and to vary flavors, add a teaspoon of instant espresso during mixing.

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Servings
4

Ingredients

  • 2 small avocados
  • ¼ cup honey (use ½ cup for a sweeter mousse)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 oz. dark chocolate, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop chocolate green foods powder, or to taste
  • Toppings (optional): toasted hazelnuts, shredded coconut, chopped pistachios, fresh mint leaves, raw cacao nibs, whipped coconut cream

Preparation

  1. Halve avocado, remove pit, and scoop flesh into food processor. Discard skin, and pit. Add agave, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, vanilla extract, and green foods powder, and process until very smooth and creamy.
  2. Transfer mixture to glass container, cover, and refrigerate to chill, 1-2 hours. Divide between individual serving dishes, sprinkle with toppings of choice, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 410
  • Carbohydrate Content 45 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 26 g
  • Fiber Content 12 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 9 g
  • Sugar Content 29 g