I don’t eat sweets very often. As I have previously told you in this article about unusual asthma triggers, sugar is for me a main trigger for a lot of health problems. Therefore, I didn’t eat too much sugar/chocolate not even 5-6 years ago when I didn’t keep this clean diet.
Yet, from time to time I too crave a delicious dessert. You might think it is very hard to find a healthy (meaning no gluten, sugar, dairy or soy) and tasty dessert, but this is not always like this. The best proof is my next chocolate avocado mousse recipe. I prepare this dessert whenever I want something sweet, healthy and uncomplicated.
Chocolate Avocado Mousse – a very versatile dessert
You might need to adjust the quantities of my ingredients depending on how much mousse you want to prepare. I cannot tolerate cocoa powder very well , so I prefer carob powder which is a little bit sweeter than cocoa. For this recipe I used a little bit of honey. Vegans can replace it with stevia extract, maple syrup or some dry fruits such as raisins even if the recipe is just fine without any added sweetener.
For the topping you could use walnuts or fresh fruits, such as raspberries, strawberries or blueberries.
Avocado and Carob Powder – the main 2 ingredients of the recipe
To tell you more about the “top ingredients” of the recipe I should start with avocado, the one that gives that smooth texture to this dessert. Choose only ripe avocado (but not too much), the fruit has to be with shiny flesh, with no brown spots or scratches.
Avocados are rich in proteins, good fats, vitamins, antioxidants, mineral and fiber. Actually, in this recipe and not only, avocado replaces the butter, having a similar consistency, but this fruit is much healthier.
If you like and tolerate cocoa powder, use it, but on this particular recipe I chose carob powder. Carob powder is also full of antioxidants, high in fiber, low-fat, low-sodium and with a good content of iron, potassium and magnesium.
2-3 teaspoons of carob/cocoa powder
½ teaspoon of honey or a little bit of stevia extract or maple syrup
1. Wash the avocados, cut in two and unpeel.
2. You can make this chocolate avocado mousse two ways: you either place all the ingredients in a food processor/blender, or, at smaller quantities, you mash the avocado with the fork, add the rest of the ingredients and mix them very, very well.
3. In this case, you have to know the consistency will not be so soft.
4. Top the chocolate mousse with walnuts or fresh fruit.
This is my “chocolate type dessert” made only with 3 ingredients. It is tasty, healthy, versatile and vegan if you choose your ingredients wisely.