Thursday, September 15, 2011

Chocolate Indulgence{ Healthy Dessert Mousse}

Smooth, creamy, rich and decadent!
Would you believe us if we told you this beautiful chocolate mousse is actually healthy for you?!
Yes, that is right! We found this recipe during a link party where Amy of New Nostalgia posted this yummy dessert and we had to check it out! We are so glad we did! 
If you are interested in healthful, tasty recipes, check out Amy's blog.
Oh......did we mention the mousse is made with avocados..... and it is vegan??!!! 

You may be thinking, yuck, avocados in mousse???!!!
Even if you are not a big avocado lover, give this a try and see what you think.
Yes, it is different from how we normally eat mousse loaded with cream, sugar and whatever else,
 to the point that our body and mind has such a stronghold on us that when we "DO" try something that is natural and clean,~ we need time to adjust mentally and physically ..... to realize, "yeah, it's okay".

Why you should eat avocados:  Exceptional source of monounsaturated fats {good fats}
High in fiber. Loaded with Vitamins B,C, E and K. 60% more potassium than bananas.

Chocolate ~ Avocado ~ Mousse

2 large ripe avocados
1/3 cup
organic unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup
agave nectar, or honey

1 1/2 teaspoons
pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoons almond extract
{our adjustments at the bottom}
1. Halve and pit the avocados and scoop out the flesh.  Transfer the avocado flesh to the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade.  Using a spoon, break up the avocado a little in the food processor.
2. Add the cocoa powder, agave nectar (or honey), vanilla extract, and almost extract to the processor and process for 1-2 minutes.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl and then process again until the mousse is very smooth, 1-2 minutes longer.
3. Taste the mousse and if not sweet enough, add more nectar, 1 teaspoon at a time.  Pulse to mix.
4. Spoon the mousse into serving vessels (martini glasses are pretty!) and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 8 hours.
5. Serve the mousse chilled.

Changes we made:
Added a tad bit of coconut milk to help blend ingredients smoother
and for added tate.
Did not garnish with any berries
{the recipe made enough to fill four of the petal cups in the pictures}

Just think how good you are going to feel mentally, knowing this is healthy and okay to eat;
and physically, because you are giving your body what it needs!

We truly hope you are inspired to give this a try!
Remember, keep it Homespun!

Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land enjoy safe pasture.
Psalm 37:3

Homespun With Love

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  1. I think this would be interesting....perhaps even frozen in an ice cream freezer?

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  3. My local healthfood store makes a vegan chocolate cheesecake with avocado. I'll try this recipe for sure. My 9 month old will eat almost and entire avocado a day. It's the perfect babyfood.