How about a very simple to make, tasty raw vegan chocolate mousse that will satisfy your cravings for a sweet treat?
My fitness trainer Ashli posted on her Facebook page a very simple recipe for a chocolate mousse. I hadn’t tried avocado so I figured this would be a great opportunity to give the fruit a try. Many of the smoothies I’ve shared on the Smoothie a Day newsletter use avocado and it appears to be a great replacement for banana in a smoothie as both fruits create a creamy texture in a smoothie.
What’s great about this sweet treat is that it is amazingly healthy, completely raw, vegan, vegetarian, good for you, good for your friends and family and I am sure the little ones would eat this up like chocolate pudding. I remember growing up eating Kozy Shack chocolate pudding and this raw vegan chocolate mousse recipe tastes very similar!
I modified Ashli’s recipe a bit to remove the white sugar and the the chocolate powder and replace them with powdered stevia and cacao powder respectively. I also used water instead of the almond milk as I generally stay away from nuts. You could easily use soy milk or any other non-dairy milk you prefer. Both recipes are listed below.
Ashli’s recipe includes the following ingredients: 2 pitted and peeled avocados, 2 tbsp of good cocoa powder, 1/8 tsp raw sugar, and 2-3 tbsp of almond milk. Blend until creamy.
- 2 pitted and peeled avocados
- 3 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
- 1-3 packets of powdered stevia
- 3 tablespoons water
- Blend until creamy. You will want to taste the mousse as you blend and adjust the stevia until you reach your desired sweetness level. Adjust the water as you blend to make the mousse creamy.
I hope you enjoy this healthy dessert!