Velvety avocado chocolate mousse

This healthy dessert is super satisfying and full of healthy fats. Try it the next time you're looking for a clean way to indulge a chocolate craving.

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.

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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.

Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Serves 2
Rich and velvety avocado chocolate mouse for a healthy way to indulge cravings in just 5 minutes.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 large ripe avocado
  2. 4 Tbsp cocoa powder
  3. 2 Tbsp maple syrup (or honey)
  4. 10 drops of liquid stevia (or 1 more Tbsp syrup/honey)
  5. 2 Tbsp almond milk
  6. Optional toppings: cacao nibs, coconut flakes, strawberries
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Refrigerate before serving.
  3. Place in a bowl or wine glass and top with desired toppings.
Notes
  1. Store for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.
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