When I’m craving for some chocolate and sweet, this is what I often turn to my dairy-free chocolate mousse! It is so creamy and delicious, you would never guess its main ingredient is avocado!

Why it’s so good for you:

Raw cacao is one of the world’s most potent sources of antioxidants and minerals, and avocado is loaded with healthy fats and fiber to fill you up.

Did you know:

Both cacao and cocoa are made from cacao beans. However, cacao is made by cold-processing unroasted cacao beans, while cocoa is made from roasted cacao beans. By not subjecting the cacao beans to high temperatures, it retains more nutrients.

Ingredients:

(use organic ingredients where possible)

  • 2 medium-sized ripe avocados
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder, or more to taste
  • 5 fresh dates, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk, nut milk or filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Optional: toasted coconut threads, grated dark chocolate or berries to serve

Directions:

  1. Soak the dates in warm water for 10 – 30 minutes to soften.
  2. Scoop the avocado flesh into a blender.
  3. Add the softened dates, milk, vanilla, salt, and cacao powder to the blender.
  4. Blend until smooth. You may need to add a little more liquid to make it blend more easily, and scrape down the sides of the blender container a few times.
  5. Add more cacao powder if needed. Serve and garnish with your choice of toppings.

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