How to Make Real, Raw Food Chocolate Mousse
Some people think that serving your family real food means giving up everything decadent and delicious.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
This simple chocolate mousse is so rich, so sublimely chocolate, that it even managed to fool my daughter into thinking she was eating something Very Unhealthy Indeed.
My daughter hates avocados --- but she loves this chocolate mousse!
But, really, this story isn’t about her.
It’s about how you can serve a dessert to your family that you can feel good about, that you know comes from real ingredients and will leave them feeling satisfied and happy.
A dessert that they’ll give you an extra hug for.
(And if you take a few extra spoonfuls, Laurie and I won’t tell!)
Here you go!
Jamie’s I-Can’t-Believe-It’s-Healthy Avocado Chocolate Mousse
- ½ cup soaked dates
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup water
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 mashed avocados (about two cups)
- ¾ cup cocoa/carob powder
- Raw cream for whipping (optional... but not really)
Soak dates in cold water for 2-3 hours. Put in food processor and process until smooth. Add maple syrup, avocados, vanilla, cocoa and process until blended. Add water and process until thick, rich, and creamy. Chill in the fridge for an hour, then serve with whipped, raw cream.
(And remember: you don’t have to tell your family it’s healthy... or that it's made from avocados!)
Please note: We encourage you to explore the possible use of chocolate extract and carob powder to substitute for cocoa in this, and all, chocolate recipes. Cocoa is known to overstimulate opiate receptors in the brain. (You are also encouraged to do the research yourself on this subject.)