Have you ever met those people that say they don’t like chocolate or that sweet things aren’t for them? I often think how much easier my life would be if I didn’t love desserts as much as I do. But dessert is basically my all-time favourite form of food in the entire world.
When I made the decision to change my lifestyle, I thought I would have to part ways with my beloved desserts. No more cake, cookies, chocolate, brownies, ice cream, lollies or muffins. I remember wondering whether health and wellness was really worth giving that up – talk about a junk food addict…
But luckily I was wrong. In my searches for healthy recipes, I stumbled upon a few Pinterest boards with recipes for clean desserts. Now, whether you think “clean” is the correct way to describe a type of food or not, you have to admit that a chocolate mousse made from avocado, cacao, stevia and almond milk is probably going to go down a lot better than a pint of Ben and Jerry’s.
You see, I’m the type of person that gets stomach cramps and bloating when I eat a lot of processed sugar-laden food with copious amounts of additives. Not only does it spike my blood sugar like crazy, but I usually spend the next few hours waddling around and feeling super uncomfortable. But despite feeling like crap every time I ate these desserts, it never entered my mind to stop.
Ever since I stumbled upon the world of clean and healthy dessert recipes, my life has pretty much changed. It’s far easier to eat more nutritious meals when you have a delicious treat in mind. It’s even better when that yummy treat is also good for you.
This heavenly chocolate treat offers:
- Heart-healthy unsaturated fats
- Antioxidants and other beneficial plant compounds
- Low in sugar to avoid blood glucose spikes
- NO additives or preservatives
- Extremely rich and satisfying so you’ll only need a little bit to beat your craving
So the next time you’re craving something sweet but want to keep it nutritious, try this delicious, velvety, creamy avocado chocolate mousse.
- 1 large ripe avocado
- 4 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup (or honey)
- 10 drops of liquid stevia (or 1 more Tbsp syrup/honey)
- 2 Tbsp almond milk
- Optional toppings: cacao nibs, coconut flakes, strawberries
- Place all ingredients in blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Refrigerate before serving.
- Place in a bowl or wine glass and top with desired toppings.
- Store for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.
Let’s chat below! Have you tried using avocado in healthy desserts before? What did you think?