Cherie's Avocado-Based Chocolate Mousse

This alternative to traditional mousse is healthier and, some may say, tastier
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Longing for dessert-time? Try a delicious alternative to traditional chocolate mousse.

Cherie Calbom holds a Master of Science degree in whole foods nutrition from Bastyr University. Known as “The Juice Lady” (www.juiceladycherie.com) for her work with juicing and health, she is author of 31 books, with millions of copies sold worldwide. No stranger to healthy diet trends, Cherie joined George Foreman as nutritional spokesperson in the Knockout the Fat phenomena that forever changed grilling in America.

1
Servings
319
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 medium avocado, ripe
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut nectar or ¼ teaspoon stevia
  • 6 Tablespoons almond milk
  • Pistachios, strawberries, raspberries, or goji berries (optional)

Directions

Put large chunks of avocado flesh in the blender. Add the cocoa, sweetener, and almond milk. Blend, starting on low and then moving to high speed until smooth. If the avocado is larger, you will need a bit more of each ingredient. If it is too thick, drizzle in a bit more almond milk. Add more cocoa or sweetener to taste. Refrigerate the mousse and serve cold. Top with nuts or berries.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
18g
20%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Carbohydrate, by difference
47g
36%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
57µg
8%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin E, added
3mg
20%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
175mg
18%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Fluoride, F
62µg
2%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
12mg
67%
Magnesium, Mg
15mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
39mg
6%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
168mg
11%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
81g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Avocado Shopping Tip

Avoid very soft avocados; choose those that yield slightly to finger pressure.

Avocado Cooking Tip

Avocados oxidize quickly; use lemon juice to keep the flesh from turning brown.