Don’t get me wrong, chocolate mousse always tastes so much better when it’s full fat and dreamy, but if like me, you have an incredibly sweet tooth and could easily spend hours with your spoon in a gigantic tub of melted chocolate, then sometimes you may crave a lighter option.
I’ve tried to find a raw chocolate dessert recipe for a while, but every single one I’ve tried just doesn’t hit the chocolate spot. There are quite a few chocolate mousse recipes out there, and this one is kind of an experimental mixture of them all. Instead of just using avocados like most, this one has a banana in there too and just enough goodness vs chocolate ratio. It’s a simple recipe that you can play around with to your own taste, but one that gives a delicious and light mousse that definitely fills the chocolate-shaped gap in your heart. And, because it uses raw cacao and fruit, you can enjoy it all day long…
- 4 (or more, depending on how chocolate-y you want it) tablespoons of raw cacao powder
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- a splash of coconut milk (more or less, depending on how you like it)
- 1 teaspoon of agave nectar
- Strawberries, to serve
- Stone the avocado and scoop out the flesh
- Cut the banana into chunks
- Pop everything into a blender and pulse until you get the texture you want
- Scoop into a dish, pop the strawberries on top and enjoy!
Give it a go and see what you think! Remember, this is your mousse so if you want to add more chocolate or more agave nectar, then do it! Use this as a base and build your recipes using your own palate.
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