March 23, 2014

Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse


On YouTube you will find a cooking series called Raw. Vegan. Not Gross, hosted by the endearing Laura Miller. I am not a vegan and yet return every week to watch her videos because she is such a chill and care free lady with the funnest instagram. She also has such an infectious laugh. Totally crushing right now! Her vegan recipes are lovely, super easy to follow, really tasty, fun and approachable. There is a playlist on YouTube where you can watch all the videos back to back. I CANNOT wait for the new season to start.


I saw a video for avocado chocolate mousse and knew I had to try it. I have already put avocados in and on top of brownies, so I knew that this mousse would be a good one to try. 

Side note: the avocado brownies I speak of above are so goooood. They are incredibly fudgy and have a delicious sweet bright green icing. If you'd like to try them....you'll find the recipe here.



So, back to this mousse. It seems almost crazy that you can eat a dessert that is 100% delicious and good for you. It's a fab source of fibre, vitamin c, vitamin k and it boosts your metabolism from healthy fats. Avocado for the win! 

This means we can have it for breakfast, right? Yeah, I thought so. A delicious healthy and nutritious breakfast in the form of chocolate mousse!  


You will be amazed with this mousse. I know I was. You may fall in love with it. It may become your go-to dessert since it is so easy to make and totally a crowd-pleaser with its secret ingredient. 

It's fudgy, chocolatey, incredibly rich and extremely luxurious.

Please, please, please try it. I'm a non-vegan and totally dig it. 

Enjoy, 

Holly, x

P.s. any leftover mousse spreads on toast or pancakes like a dream, just saying. 


Our main ingredient: avocado. They will need to be perfectly ripe for this recipe. If you press on the avocado, it should slightly give under the pressure of your thumb. 


Halve the avocados, remove the stone and scoop the flesh into a bowl.


Using a stick blender, blitz the avocado until smooth. Or place them in a food processor.


Add in the cocoa powder, honey and sea salt. Briefly stir them in, as to not send the cocoa flying everywhere, then blitz until all the ingredients are smooth and fully incorporated. 


Once combined, taste the mousse to check for seasoning. Depending on how sweet your honey is, you may want to add a little more, just like I did. I added another pinch of salt too before I LOVE salt and chocolate. 

Divide the mousse between 3-4 glasses or ramekins and place in the fridge for at least an hour to set before topping them with fresh berries and cocoa.



Recipe, serves 3-4. Adapted from Raw. Vegan. Not. Gross.

2 Large Ripe Avocados
60g Cocoa Powder
Pinch Maldon Sea Salt
4-6 Tablespoons Honey or Maple Syrup

To Serve
Strawberries
Blueberries
Cocoa Powder
Toasted Nuts
Whipped Cream*

Half the avocados, remove the stone and scoop the flesh out.
Place the flesh in a bowl and blitz until thick and smooth with a stick blender-alternatively place the flesh in the bowl of a food processor and blitz. 
Add in the cocoa powder, honey and sea salt. 
Briefly stir, then blitz until all the ingredients are well combined and smooth. 
Taste for honey and salt and season accordingly.
Spoon the mousse into 3-4 ramekins or glasses.
Place in the fridge for at least an hour to set.
Remove from the fridge once ready to serve.
Garnish with a selection of fresh fruits, toasted nuts and a dusting of cocoa powder.

*Add a very generous dollop of sweetly whipped vanilla scented cream if you fancy an indulgent non-vegan garnish!

2 comments:

  1. I adore Laura Miller! I'm anxiously awaiting new episodes of Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. I have been meaning to try avocado chocolate mousse for a while now, thanks for the reminder!

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    1. she is just the best! (I want to be her friend) The mousse is so chocolatey and rich...I love it.

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