VEGAN AVOCADO - CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

Both Chocolates and Avocados are sought after for their health benefits. Combining these two can result in an aura of healthy eating and that is what I created, precisely. Chocolates are for an antioxidant kick and Avocados for its Vitamin and good fat content (Note that these are the only fruits that offer a good serving of Monounsaturated fatty acids). 
No whipping cream, No condensed milk, No refined sugar. Instead, I went about adding Maple syrup for its low calorie count as opposed to Honey and that makes it Vegan. It is also an excellent make ahead dessert that can be blend in no time.

Every spoonful was truly blissful. You must make it to believe it. Go on now.....
I owe my Friends a big thanks for helping me select the best pictures for this post. 
Preparation time: 5 min
Chilling time: 2 hrs
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: World
Difficulty level: Very easy
Spice Level: Sweet
Serves: 3-4
Source: Loosely adapted from here
Nutrition Facts
Servings 3.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 268
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16 g25 %
Saturated Fat 4 g19 %
Monounsaturated Fat 10 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0 %
Sodium 105 mg4 %
Potassium 609 mg17 %
Total Carbohydrate 33 g11 %
Dietary Fiber 8 g33 %
Sugars 21 g
Protein 3 g6 %
Vitamin A3 %
Vitamin C16 %
Calcium3 %
Iron8 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 Large Avocados
  • 2-3 tbsp Cocoa Powder ( I used Dutch processed)
  • 5 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp Coffee extract (I used some filter coffee extract)
  • 1 tsp Cold pressed coconut oil
  • 2 tsp pure Vanilla extract
  • 2 pinches of salt
METHOD
  • Cut and separate the Avacado pulp and seed. 
  • Chop the pulp roughly and place into a blender or food processor along with all the other ingredients and grind until it is smooth and fluffy like whipped cream.
  • Transfer to serving glasses immediately or refrigerate for 2 hrs and then serve.
  • I have used a Ziploc bag to pipe out the contents. For that professional look transfer the mixture into piping bags fitted with your nozzle of choice and gently squeeze to make pretty patterns.Keep chilled until ready to be served.
TOPPING SUGGESTIONS
  • Add chopped fruits like strawberries,raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, Kiwis or mixed berries.
  • Dust the top with cocoa powder and garnish with shaved dark or milk chocolate.
  • Top up with toasted, crushed pistachios or walnuts or mixed nuts.
NOTES
  • The addition of coffee extract is totally optional. I did so because I have a liking for subtle bitter taste.
  • You can also replace one Avocado in this recipe with a ripe Banana. It works well.




Comments

  1. A drool worthy dessert...awesome

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  2. Beautiful pics, beautiful props too! Totally love those little plates your dessert glass is standing on, so pretty! I can vouch for this, was my go-to dessert during my vegan days. I have the clicks in my drafts, but hasn't seen the light so far. hehe...

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  3. Very nice share,props and your clicks are awesome.....

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