I watched Giada the other day, and was shocked and astounded that she would defile such a luscious fruit by adding chocolate to it and calling it a mousse. Really not okay.
Then I thought to myself, wait a second. Giada may be a genius. I mean, if this tasted good, it is SO healthy.
She has her own recipe, but I just got the ingredient list and did my own thing. And this is what I did.
Two avocados, 1/4 c. of semisweet chocolate, 1/4 c. cocoa powder, 2 Tbsp. agave, and 1/4 c. coconut milk (canned). Blended it in a food processor.
Then it looked like this:
Then I put it into ramekins for a couple hours and chilled it. And it looked like this:
And it was delish. Now, I’m pretty sure I forgot vanilla. I think Giada added vanilla. And I’m pretty sure it would be even better with either a nut of some kind or a dried fruit. Or caramel. Or any number of exciting additions. BUT, it is a great base for any kind of chocolate mousse you could ever want. And the best part? It’s SUPER healthy. For a dessert.
You know about why avocados are so good, right? Good for your heart, good for reducing inflammation, good cancer fighter, makes your skin lovely… I could go on. I worship avocados. Eat them, if you don’t already.
So how’d this dessert do, really? Let’s see…
- Calories: 192
- Carbs: 22g (WHAT??? SO good.)
- Fat: 15g
- Sugar: only 14g
- 10% vitamin C, 5% iron, 2% A, and 1% calcium for the day.
For a dessert, this is no joke good for you. I’m making this once a week. At least.