Get the ultimate healthy chocolate mousse recipe right here! Fresh avocados combine with rich cacao and maple syrup to make a 4 ingredient dessert that is completely indulgent and can be made in minutes! It is vegan, refined sugar free and tastes so good, you’ll forget that it’s good for you!
Looking for a recipe for healthy dessert? Look no further! This vegan chocolate avocado mousse is rich and creamy, yet much healthier than a classic chocolate mousse recipe. And if you didn’t know any better, you’d never guess that it contained avocado!
The avocado gives this mousse a silky and creamy texture without the addition of cream or dairy. They also reduce the saturated fat content that is found in a standard chocolate mousse. Thanks to this, it is the kind of dessert that you can feel good about eating!
This chocolate pudding recipe is also really quick and easy to make. In fact, all you need is four ingredients and a blender or food processor! There is no whipping cream or any other complicated preparation here. Just drop all of the ingredients together in a food processor and blend until smooth. That’s it!
Perfect as a healthy Easter snack, a light dessert, a healthy lunchbox dip or served on a platter with sliced fruits (or try it for breakfast served with this utterly delicious chocolate chia pudding recipe!), this rich and decadent mousse is sure to be a hit with all ages!
How to make vegan chocolate avocado mousse
This healthy dessert recipe contains only four simple ingredients;
- Avocados. Use soft, ripe avocados in this recipe. Hard, under ripe avocados will not blend into the mousse properly and will leave lumps.
- Raw cacao powder. Or substitute for cocoa powder.
- Maple syrup is used to sweeten this recipe without refined sugars. Alternatively, you could also try stevia, brown rice syrup or a preferred natural sweetener of choice.
To make this easy mousse, mash the avocado with a fork and then simply place all of the ingredients together in a food processor and blend until smooth. That’s it!
To serve chocolate avocado pudding;
This delicious pudding tastes amazing on its own, but is also perfect with fresh berries, dried fruit or crunchy granola. For a healthy platter, serve this mousse as a dip with sliced fruits, healthy bliss balls, banana muffins and slices.
Also add shavings of a good quality dark chocolate over the top, for extra indulgence! To make it vegan, ensure that the dark chocolate that you use is dairy free or vegan friendly.
Is chocolate avocado mousse healthy
Calling a recipe healthy is always tricky. Because what is healthy to one person, might not be to another. When looking at whether a recipe is healthy, I tend to look at the type of ingredients it contains.
This recipe is a healthier alternative to classic chocolate mousse that you can enjoy in moderation. It contains less calories, less fat and carbs and contains healthier ingredients than traditional chocolate mousse. Each serving contains around 315 calories. Not bad!
Avocados are a favourite in our home in any form! Aside from being highly versatile, they contain good fats that can lower the risk of heart disease and have a high vitamin content. Being cholesterol free, they make a fantastic cream substitute in chocolate pudding. So you can ease that chocolate craving while also looking after your body!
This vegan mousse can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and is best served chilled. It can also be frozen in an airtight container. Try it frozen as a healthy alternative to ice cream! Or allow to defrost in the fridge before eating.
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Chocolate Avocado Mousse Vegan
- 2 avocados ripe, soft. Mashed with a fork.
- 4 tbsp raw cacao powder or good quality cocoa powder, unsweetened.
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or more, to taste.
- 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
Optional (to serve)
- good quality dark chocolate grated or shaved.
- Blend all of the ingredients together in a food processor until smooth. That's it! Serve immediately or chill and serve with grated chocolate and berries. Enjoy.
- Use soft, ripe avocados in this recipe. Hard, under ripe avocados will not blend into the mousse properly and will leave lumps.
- Swap the maple syrup for any preferred natural sweetener of choice.
- This chocolate mousse can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or can be stored in the freezer. Try it frozen for a healthier alternative to ice cream, or defrost before eating.
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