Can a chocolate mousse, an indulging and satisfying dessert, be also healthy? Of course, it can!
And it’s much simpler to prepare than you might think. This plant-based concentrate of goodness doesn’t take long to prepare, it’s light and it will not make you feel bloated after a complete meal. Instead, it will satisfy your craving for a chocolaty dessert completely, without making you feel heavy.
I’m adding to the traditional chocolate mousse taste a little spice, and a zesty note. Try it, it will not let you down!
Ingredients for 4 servings, 4 small dessert cups
- 3 ripe avocados, only the flesh
- 3 dates, pitted and re-hydrated in hot water
- 1 tsp of nut butter of your choice, I’m using toasted almonds, unsalted.
- 3 heaped tsp of cocoa powder
- a sprinkle of chili pepper powder
- ½ vanilla pod, scraping out the seeds or 1 tsp of natural vanilla flavor
- zest of a ½ lemon
- a sprinkle of pink Himalayan salt
- 80 ml of coconut milk, or another plant-based milk of your choice
- 1 Tbsp of agave syrup, or another plant-based sweetener of your choice
Place the ingredients in your food processor, blend them for a few minutes, until you obtain a smooth and creamy consistency. Stop the food processor and scrape the sides, if necessary. Add a bit more of plant-based milk in case the result is too dry. Serve in small dessert cups, and decorate with fresh fruit if you like.