Once while browsing for a cartoon channel in my TV, I came across healing food show by Renee Loux in KQED. She was sharing the recipe for chocolate mousse with one magical ingredient – avocado and suggested to use a mixture of natural sweetening agents like agave nectar, coconut palm sugar, maple syrup, organic sugar instead of using a single one.

For the dinner that night I made this for dessert and my husband scooped out big spoonfuls of the creamy mousse with the strawberry I served it with.

A delicious and simple dessert indeed. This mousse is egg-free, vegetarian, gluten free, low calorie and what not!

I tasted avocado for the first time in India. It was during one of our vacation to Coorg, a hill station town in South India. They called it butter fruit and when I tasted it raw, I didn’t develop a liking for it and after that I didn’t get a chance to eat it.

Years later when I went to UK, I ate a sandwich with avocado from Tesco but again I didn’t have the time to buy and explore with it.

Then when I moved to US and had a chance to taste Mexican food, I began to use avocado in my cooking.

I was told by my doctor friends that avocado has monounsaturated fat which is a good fat for the body and they have high fiber content and also is rich in potassium, vitamin B, E and K.  Importantly avocado acts as an anti-inflammatory, means it helps to reduce inflammations in the body.

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE WITH AVOCADOS

Source: Renee Loux

Serves: 4

Ingredients

2 large avocado – ripe

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tablespoon agave nectar

2 tablespoon natural honey

2 tablespoon organic sugar (for added sweetness – optional)

2 tablespoon organic all natural maple syrup ( use if needed – adjust sweetness to your taste)

or organic coconut palm sugar

1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce

1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

1-2 teaspoon vanilla extract (no sugar ones)

Ripe strawberries for garnish

 

 Directions

1. Whisk all the ingredients in a food processor to a smooth creamy texture. Check for sweetness before you serve. Scoop out the mousse in a parfait, wine or martini glass. I used a shot glass to serve and I served chilled.

2. Garnish with juicy strawberries.

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This post was originally submitted to BeBetsy from Vijitha of Spices and Aroma who was previously a contributing writer.

One Response to Chocolate Avocado Mousse | Spices and Aroma

  1. Kathj says:

    Hmmm, interesting combo…chocolate and avocado! Two of my favorite foods, especially if it’s dark chocolate! 🙂

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