Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse with variations


Here's a dessert you may want to enjoy this New Year.

How can a such a delicious dessert be so healthy?  It is also amazing that vegan ingredients can so closely resemble non-vegan chocolate mousse.  No need to add refined sugar or sweetener either because there is enough sweetness in the banana and dates.  A dessert that is delicious, healthy and easy to make - what more could you ask?

Avocado chocolate mousse with variations

Serves 2-4 
You will need
1 ripe avocado
2 Medjool dates, pitted
1 large banana, peeled chopped and frozen
2 tbsp cacao
Grated vegan organic sugar free chocolate, grated, to top (optional)

Place all the ingredients, except the grated chocolate, in a blender and blitz until smooth. Divide between 2-4 glasses and serve topped with grated chocolate if liked.  

Variations

Choc Orange Mousse
Add the juice of a small orange to the basic recipe.  Garnish with orange zest.

Mint Choc Chip Mousse
Add a few mint sprigs (leaves only) to the basic recipe.  Garnish with mint leaves.  

Chilli Choc Mousse
Add a pinch chilli to the basic recipe, just to add warmth, not spiciness

How is this dessert healthy?  Avocados are a superfood, high in monosaturates which, when eaten in moderation, can help lower cholesterol which in turn can help lower the risk of heart disease. Bananas are a source of potassium which can help stabilise blood pressure. Both avocados and bananas are a source of fibre which helps prevent constipation and reduce the risk of bowel cancer. 

For the benefits of cacao please see 'Surprising superfood chocolate'-http://40plusandalliswell.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/blog-post.html

Enjoy and stay healthy.
Janet x


Recipe Copyright © 2015 40plusandalliswell

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