I love this recipe in particular because it is perfect for overripe avocados, You know that one you bought weeks ago and forgot about and now it is a little mushy or brown. Don’t toss it out, avocados can be expensive make it into this delicious rich and satisfying guilt free treat.
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
2 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa (high quality)
1-teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
Whipped cream, toasted nuts, coconut or berries optional.
Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor, cover and process until smooth. Spoon mixture into desired serving dishes; refrigerate at least 30 minutes until chilled. Garnish with whipped cream, toasted nuts, coconut, or berries if desired.
*A Note About FAT
Did you know that our brains are composed of 60 percent fat. We need fat for our brains to grow and fully function. Fat free diets are starving your brain of an essential nutrient you need to function well and think clearly. Fat give us energy, protects our joints and is essential for absorption of vitamins A, D, E and K. A side note from my experience after shifting my diet, I have never eaten more fat and never felt better, slept better and been thinner.
This recipe features avocados that are loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats. Avocados promote healthy blood flow, provide fuel for the brain, may help lower cholesterol levels and may help prevent blood clotting. They contain vitamin k, folate, vitamin C, B, E and more potassium than a banana. An avocado contains about 160 calories, 2 grams of protein, and 15 grams of healthy fats. Although it contains 9 grams of carbs, 7 of those are fiber so there are only 2 “net” carbs, making this an actual low-carb friendly plant food. Avocados do not contain any cholesterol or sodium.
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