Avocado Chocolate Mousse
(with thanks to The Food Matters Recipe Book)
Cacao promotes positive outlook, facilitates rejuvenation and simply helps us feel good. Cacao beans are rich in a number of essential minerals, including magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese.
2 medium sized ripe avocados
1/3 cup raw cacao powder, or more to taste
5 fresh dates, pitted and roughly chopped
¼ cup coconut milk, nut milk or filtered water
1 tsp natural vanilla extract
A pinch of unrefined sea salt
Optional: dried coconut, grated dark chocolate or berries to serve
Soak the dates in the milk or water for 10 – 30 minutes to soften. In a blender, add the avocado flesh, dates and milk, vanilla, salt, cacao powder. Blend until smooth. You may need to add a little more liquid to facilitate blending, and scrape down the sides of the jug a few times.
Adjust ingredients to taste, adding more cacao powder if it needs it. Serve and garnish with your choice of toppings.