Spicy Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Pure dark chocolate is rich in flavanols (plant compounds with antioxidant properties) which can help hydrate the skin and improve circulation. This dessert is courtesy of the Aztecs, the people who invented the “xocoatl”, a hot chocolatey beverage to which they added chili and other spices. In addition, it contains beneficial plant-based omega-3 fats.
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Number of servings: 4
2 ripe avocados
4 1/2 tbsp. of cocoa powder (unsweetened)
4 tbsp. of honey or maple syrup
2 pinches of chili powder
1/8 tsp. ground cardamom
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1-3 tbsp. of milk or substitute
8-10 raspberries (for garnish)
1. In a blender, combine the avocado flesh, cocoa powder, honey, chili powder, cardamom and cinnamon until well blended (about 1 minute).
2. Add milk if necessary, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is obtained. Taste and add honey or spices, if desired (at this point, you can still taste the avocado. However, after cooling the dessert, theavocado flavor will disappear).
3. Refrigerate for 15 minutes in the freezer. Garnish with raspberries before serving.
Per serving (1/4 of recipe)
20 g carbohydrates ( 15 g sugar)
5 g fiber
1 g protein
15 g fat ( 2 g saturated fat,
13 g unsaturated )