Monday, 12 December 2011

Healthy Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Admittedly not the most appealing color

I had read so many of these chocolate avocado mousse recipes.  Apparently the avocado taste would be completely offset by the chocolate and it gives a silky texture making the dessert sinlessly delicious.

I thought I'd give it a go, I always like to try out new healthy dessert recipes.

So it's obviously not the same as your average decadent chocolate mousse with a whole cupful of double cream folded into it.  It's...interesting.  Different.  It's not bad, I'd happily eat a whole bowl of it, but it's no competition to the real, fattening, artery-clogging stuff.  *Sigh* such is life.

The cocoa didn't completely cover the taste of the avocado so I added a banana and some mint.  Take these measurements with a pinch of salt since you should just keep tasting it on the way, seeing if you want it more chocolaty or banana-y or minty or avocado-y.  Just use them as a general guideline.

Total time: 10 min Serves: 4  Suitable for:  satisfying a level 2 sweet craving (i.e. you want something sweet but you don't need a slice of devil's food cake.  That's level 5)

2 ripe avocados
1/2 cup cocoa
1 banana
1/2 cup mint
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Scoop out the flesh of the avocado, chop the banana, and add all the ingredients into a food processor.  Process until smooth and adjust the ingredients according to your own taste.  Place in moulds and chill in fridge until ready to be served.

The aim here I suppose is to just keep the consistency of a mousse.  So you can add other flavoring agents, add a shot of rum, add some other fruits.

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