Guac-Chocolate Mousse

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Ask a girl if she were only allowed one item on a dessert island what it will be and you’ll find many will say, mascara, lip gloss or a toothbrush.  I asked Darren, my boyfriend, and he said an avocado– he said “it’s really the perfect food”.  (Admittedly, I asked about one item or one food).

Actually, if you really think about it, he’s right, after all, avocados are rich, creamy and delicious and have over 20 nutrients. Plus they are rich in good-for-you monounsaturated fats which enhance the absorption of the caretonoids, which protect our cells from the damage that is part of the aging process–and from cancers, woohoo!.  Plus, avocados contain the magical skin and hair nourishing ingredients (check these out and what the recipe does for you below!).  Needless to say I knew I had to include an avocado in his birthday dessert ;).

 

Guaca- who?

Darren walked in our New York City kitchen when I was just getting my ingredients for his surprise dessert together and I shouted “don’t look!” It was a little late because at the same time he said, “it looks like there is some choc-amole making going on in here.”

Not quite, but close 😉

 

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Yes, he spotted the chocolate, cocoa powder and avocado—“choc-amole”.   Gosh, he’s cute ;).  But what Darren didn’t realize was that while avocado is responsible for the oh-so-creamy texture, the cocoa powder adds that rich and decadent chocolate sensation—and together they create this super light, rich and fluffy mousse!  Guac-Chocolate Mousse.

 

And while your taste buds bask in mousse heaven, this Guac- Chocolate Mousse actually does quite a number of amazing things for your body!

 

Other than the 20 nutrients and healthy fats this mousse contains:

  • magical skin nourishing ingredients–antioxidants like vitamin C, beta-carotene and Vitamin E from the avocado.
    • Vitamin C keeps skin youthful and elastic by aiding in collagen formation
    • Beta carotene helps give a healthy glow and hue while protecting skin from sun damage
    • Antioxidants guard against premature aging by helping to prevent cell damage
    • Powerful anti-inflammatory compounds give skin a smoother appearance

 

  • Plus avocados are naturally rich in water, so they create moisture within your skin, plumping the cells and filling the crevices in your skin (and preventing a dry, flaky scalp and moisturizing hair too!)

 

  • Avocado’s mono-unsaturated fat acts as an additional nourishing lotion for the skin.

 

  • And from the cocoa powder—the benefits!– cocoa flavanols support healthy circulation. This means that aside from promoting cardiovascular health, they improve the flow of oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body, helping you to perform and feel your best while nourishing your skin, eyes, muscles and all parts of your body—and who doesn’t want a gorgeous complexion, energized muscles and a strong heart?!  We certainly do!

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Guac-Chocolate Mousse!

Serves 6

 

Ingredients:

 

¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli baking chips)

1 large ripe avocado, peeled and roughly chopped

¼ cup cocoa powder  (if you like a less chocolatey mousse, use a tad less)

¼ cup unsweetened almond milk, divided in half

1 tsp. vanilla extract, (for a less traditional mousse with a twist try a fruit flavored extract or mint extract or 1 -2 mint leaves for Guac-Mint Chocolate Mousse ;))

 

 

Directions

  1. In a blender, add the avocado and cocoa powder
  2. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for a minute with a microwave safe bowl. Then at 15 second intervals, to prevent burning, microwave adding splashes of water as needed to keep the consistency smooth  until the chocolate is melted.
  3. Add the melted chocolate to the blender, half of the almond milk and vanilla extract to the avocado.
  4. Blend ingredients together until smooth, adding in more almond milk if needed.
  5. Pour the creamy, rich , yet airy and light mousse evenly into small ramekins or bowls. You can eat as is, or freeze for a few minutes to eat chilled or store in fridge cool but sweet treat!

 

Nutritional information, per 1 serving

 85 calories, 6 g fat, 9 g carbohydrate, 0mg cholesterol, 10 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 2 g protein

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While avocado is responsible for the oh-so-creamy texture, the cocoa powder adds that rich and decadent chocolate sensation—and together they create this super light, rich and fluffy mousse!
Recipe type: Healthy dessert
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli baking chips)
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled and roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder (if you like a less chocolatey mousse, use a tad less)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk, divided in half
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract, (for a less traditional mousse with a twist try a fruit flavored extract or mint extract or 1 -2 mint leaves for Guac-Mint Chocolate Mousse ;))
Instructions
  1. In a blender, add the avocado and cocoa powder
  2. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for a minute with a microwave safe bowl. Then at 15 second intervals to prevent burning, microwave adding splashes of water as needed to keep the consistency smooth until the chocolate is melted.
  3. Add the melted chocolate to the blender, half of the almond milk and vanilla extract to the avocado.
  4. Blend ingredients together until smooth, adding in more almond milk if needed.
  5. Pour the creamy, rich , yet airy and light mousse evenly into small ramekins or bowls. You can eat as is, or freeze for a few minutes to eat chilled or store in fridge cool but sweet treat!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 85 Fat: 6 g Carbohydrates: 9 g Sugar: 2 g Sodium: 10 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 2 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

 

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