Chocolate Avocado Mousse

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This is the post that I meant to be writing today, I started typing and I ended up with this post. I want to separate these two because we got into a lot of heavy shiz diz over there and this recipe is much to sweet, simple, and delicious for that. I won't waste too much time getting to the good stuff. Also, my butter coffee is all gone and I want to go to the gym, so here goes. 

This recipe is like pure utter magic. Simple ingredients, nourishing food, and decadent flavor with a rich and creamy texture. Need I say more? It hits all the targets. Plus, you can eat it for breakfast. 

Here's a little blurb about the nutrients within, if you want to skip to the recipe, scroll on down, I won't blame you. 

Avocado:

They contain more fat than any other fruit as well as a long list of phytonutrients. These include pantothenic acid, fiber, vitamin K, copper, folate, Vitamin B6, vitamin E, potassium and vitamin C. Avocados are well-known for their healthy fats that encourage healthy hair, skin, nails, hormone function and curb sugar cravings. In recipes, avocados are especially prized for their ability to create creamy textures and density.

Cocoa Powder:

We often here that red wine contains antioxidants, and that chocolate contains some too. But did you know that a 1.5oz piece of dark chocolate contains almost the same amount of phenols as a 5oz glass of red wine. Cocoa also has many heart healthy benefits including, lowering LDL and reducing the speed at which dietary cholesterol is absorbed. Cocoa also prevents blood platelets from clotting, and regulates blood flow, inflammation, and stabilizes blood pressure thanks to an amino acid called nitric acid in raw cocoa.

Honey:

The nutrition of honey largely depends on the processing and quality of the honey. Raw and unfiltered will be the most nutrient dense. Honey contains phytochemicals that have been correlated with cancer prevention and overall health these phytochemicals include: Honey also has phenolic compounds including flavonoids that improve blood antioxidant levels and help prevent lipids from becoming damaged. Honey is almost entirely made up of carbohydrates and though they are quick to digest and similar to a simple sugar, honey has a blood-sugar balancing effect and doesn’t spike the blood sugar or insulin response in the same way as other sugars. This largely has to do with its complexity and vitamin and mineral make-up. The ease of digestion and density of honey makes it a desired source of energy for many athletes. 

 

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

INGREDIENTS: 

  •  2 avocados
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. cashew milk 
  • pinch of sea salt

DIRECTIONS

  • Melt chocolate chips in a double broiler

  • Half avocados and discard the pit, place in a food processor.

  • Add melted chocolate and remaining ingredients into the food processor and blend until smooth.

  •  Eat Immediately as pudding
    or
    Chill for 1-3 hours for a mousse-like consistency

 

xoxo, 

Adina 

 

References: 
Murray, Micheal. The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods. Atria Books. New York, NY. 2005.
The George Mateljan Foundation. The Worlds Healthiest Foods. Website. January 30, 2016. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=45.