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
478
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
32g
49%
Sugar
31g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Protein
7g
13%
Carbs
56g
19%
Vitamin A
14µg
2%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
27.1%
Vitamin C
20mg
34%
Vitamin E
6mg
31%
Vitamin K
42µg
53%
Calcium
215mg
22%
Fiber
21g
82%
Folate (food)
170µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
170µg
42%
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
118mg
30%
Monounsaturated
23g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
19%
Phosphorus
224mg
32%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
1200mg
34%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19.4%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Sugars, added
30g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13.1%
Zinc
2mg
14%

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