Recipe: Chocolate avocado mousse (sugar-free, vegan)

Nom nom nom.

Nom nom nom.

In an effort to cut back on my expensive chocolate bar habit — cause when you buy chocolate you gotta get the good stuff, even if it’s like $5 a bar — and still reap the benefits of cocoa and good fats, I whipped up this delicious treat the other day on a whim. The best part is you don’t even need a food processor to get a smooth, mousse-like consistency — just a big bowl and a fork!

Chocolate avocado mousse (sugar-free, vegan)
Yields one serving

  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 2 heaping tbsp cocoa powder (I like Camino cocoa powder, but raw cacao powder also tastes good)
  • 1-2 tsp sweetener (raw sugar or stevia if you prefer sugar-free — I used stevia in this recipe)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp non-dairy milk (I used coconut almond milk)

Directions

  1. Scoop out half an avocado and mash up with a fork until smooth in a bowl. You could use a food processor if you wish, but this method = more chocolately avocado goodness in your mouth vs. stuck to the sides of a food processor.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients and whip/beat with a fork until mixture becomes a smooth, mousse-like consistency. You may want to add some of the sweetener and milk, stir, taste, then add more if necessary.
  3. Place the bowl in the fridge for at least 15 minutes before eating. I like to whip this up as I’m making dinner, place it in the fridge and have it for dessert 🙂

Nutritional Info: 137 calories, 9 g fat, 13 g carbs, 9 g fibre, 3 g protein