Recipe: Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Cacao Nibs

How about a rich chocolate mousse for dessert without any dairy or blood sugar spikes? The next time you have a chocolate craving or need a five-star end to your meal, reach for this amazing recipe!

The velvety-smooth creaminess comes from avocado packed full of inflammation-fighting omega-3s. It’s also got dark chocolate, which has been proven to have a number of impressive health benefits – find out more here. (And if you're planning a romantic night in, it's worth noting that avocados and chocolate are also both proven aphrodisiacs…)

This scrumptious dessert comes together in minutes, so prepare it before dinner; you can let it chill in the refrigerator while you enjoy your main course. There’s no better way to finish a meal than something healthy, chocolatey, and sweet.

Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Cacao Nibs joins Pan-Seared Scallops with Bacon and Spinach; Grass-Fed Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Sauteed Shiitakes; and Lemony Roasted Artichoke Hearts on our Romantic Night In menu.  

 

Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Cacao Nibs

  

February 9, 2017

Avocado is the secret to the rich, velvety texture of this chocolate mousse. And this decadent treat won’t spike your blood sugar, unlike the traditional recipe.

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Ingredients

2 oz. dark chocolate, 70 percent cacao or higher, chopped

1 avocado

3/4 cup full-fat nut milk yogurt (coconut or cashew work well)

1 1/2 tsp teaspoons monk fruit extract, liquid stevia, or other low-sugar impact sweetener

4 tsp cacao nibs

Directions

1Place three-fourths of the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring after each, until just melted.

2 Stir in the remaining chocolate until melted and smooth; let cool for 3 minutes.

3Combine the avocado, cultured coconut milk, and monk fruit extract in a medium bowl.

4Beat with an electric mixer on the highest setting until well combined.

5Add the melted chocolate and beat it in until the mixture is light and fluffy.

6Divide among four bowls and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

7Just before serving, sprinkle with the cacao nibs.

Originally published in The Virgin Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2014

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Nutrition Facts

Calories215
Sodium9 mg
Protein2 grams
Total Fat17 grams
Saturated Fat7 grams
Total Carbohydrates19 grams
Dietary Fiber7 grams

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