This is the most simple and healthy chocolate mousse you have eaten. Ready in 2 minutes. Perfect for a WFPB diet with no dairy, added fat, or sugar.
Why you will love this recipe
- Healthy: Avocados are a great source of healthy fats and fiber, and they also contain vitamins and minerals like potassium, vitamin K, and vitamin E. By using avocado instead of heavy cream or other traditional mousse ingredients, this recipe creates a healthier dessert option that is lower in saturated fat and calories.
- Vegan-friendly: Because this recipe is made with plant-based ingredients, it is suitable for vegans or anyone looking to reduce their consumption of animal products.
- Delicious taste and texture: Despite being made with healthy ingredients, this chocolate mousse is still rich, creamy, and indulgent. The avocado adds a silky texture that works well with the chocolate flavor.
- Easy to make: This recipe is very simple and requires only a few ingredients. It's a great option for anyone who wants to make a tasty dessert without spending hours in the kitchen.
This satisfies your chocolate craving. Dates are a perfect sweetener because they also contain fiber, and if you use dates as a sweetener, you don´t get a blood sugar spike
This is my favorite recipe because it is easy, satisfying, and sugar-free. Chocolate mousses are often packed with fat and sugar, but by eating this, you don´t need to feel guilty.
- Avocados. Use ripe avocados. You can ripen your avocados faster if you store them with bananas.
- Dates. Use soft dates, such as Medjool.
- Plant Milk. As a liquid, I love the Alpro coconut for professionals with soy. It only has about 30 kcal for ½ cup of liquid. And it gives just a little hint of coconut taste. But you can use any plant milk. Oat-, soy, and almond milk are all just fine. If you want more coconut flavor, then use full-fat coconut milk, but this increases the calories.
- Cocoa powder. Regular dark cocoa powder is best. Raw cocoa powder does not give a deep chocolaty flavor.
Why you should eat avocados
Avocados are incredibly nutritious. The most popular is Hass avocado, which is used in this recipe also. Avocados contain 20 different vitamins and minerals.
Here is a list of some of the vitamins in 100 grams of peeled avocado
- Calcium 15mg
- Potassium 400mg
- Magnesium 29mg
- phosphorus 31mg
- tryptophane 25mg
- c-vitamin 10mg
- k-vitamin 20ug
- folate 11ug
Avocado has only 2 grams of absorbable carbohydrates and 7 grams of fiber. This means your gut bacteria will like avocado. If you have IBS, it is best to start with only a half and increase the amount if your tummy tolerates it.
Avocado is rich in potassium; this is great because every cell in your body needs potassium to function. The recommended daily intake is 4700 mg. Potassium intake lowers stroke risk. This chocolate mousse also contains antioxidants such as carotenoids.
Avocado is a high-fat food but is low in saturated fat. The fat gives this chocolate mousse its creamy, delicious taste.
Avocados are super delicious and healthy, but you also have to consider the environment. Avocado farming is not good for the environment; they require huge amounts of water. So it´s good to choose the origin of your avocados and limit the amount you are buying.
Toppings for wfpb chocolate mousse
- Cocoa nibs
- Freeze-dried berries
- Fresh fruit like mango
- Fresh berries
- Coconut flakes
Since Avocados change their color quite fast and get brown, I recommend eating this the same day as it's made.
Avocado chocolate mousse
- 1 Avocado
- 3 Pitted dates or 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoon Cocoa powder
- ½ cup Plant-milk
- Just blend all ingredients in a food processor until the consistency is smooth and creamy
- Calories: 110
- Fat: 6,5g
- Carbs: 10g
- Fiber: 3,2g
- Sugar: 5g
- Protein: 1,9g