Not only is this Chocolate Mousse quick and simple to make, it is also a healthier alternative to other sugar laden offerings.
Avocado’s contain a significant amount of healthy fats and are packed with vitamins and minerals, they carry a host of health benefits.
Unless you can source a cocoa powder that has no added sugar, cacao is a healthier alternative and actually boasts a generous number of health benefits which you can read about here.
Now, lets not be under any illusions, sugar is sugar, however that white stuff that comes in a bag has absolutely no nutritional value whatsoever and just clings to our hips, it’s extremely bad for us. Maple syrup is a completely natural sweetener and it also happens to contain some antioxidants and minerals including calcium, iron and manganese.
So, back to the chocolate mousse. I somehow managed to get a few minutes alone in the kitchen and whipped this up, tasting and adjusting as I went until I was happy with it I let everybody taste it and get their opinions before telling them how I’d made it.
They were well impressed!!
Ingredients – serves 2-3
40g Cacao Powder
50g Maple Syrup
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
25g Toasted Hazelnuts, pulsed briefly in a processor
- Place the avocado’s in a food processor and give them a whizz until they are smooth.
- Add in the cacao, maple syrup, vanilla & salt and whizz again until completely combined.
- Divide between serving glasses and sprinkle the toasted hazelnuts over.
Serve and enjoy.