This was inspired by the not-so healthy chocolate mousse debauchery that went on at the cottage this summer. In an attempt to lessen withdrawal symptoms, this healthy version was born. I’ve always loved avocado in chocolate mousse form, but it’s not for everyone so I toned it down in hopes of appeasing you avocado/chocolate haters (namely the hubby). The results were A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
Healthy Chocolate Mousse
- 1 cup coconut milk (canned)(coconut water works well too!)
- 1 avocado
- 1/4 cup peanut butter (or more…delicious)
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 6 medjool dates, pitted (or 1/4 cup honey)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend well, using the tamper as needed to move the ingredients around. Eat immediately (and why wouldn’t you?) or refrigerate for later! Just be sure to place cling wrap right on top of the pudding to avoid as much oxidation as possible due to the avocado content.
You can also add a tsp of maca if you love it. It will make your pudding taste like maca, but it’s a nice change if you’re a maca lover!