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 should make this avocado mousse
This avocado chocolate mousse is such an easy dessert recipe. This vegan mousse is ready in just 2 minutes. It doesn´t need any cooking or cooling. Low in calories and packed with healthy fats from avocado.
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. You can also use maple syrup or stevia if you don´t have dates at home.
This really is my favorite recipe because it is so easy, satisfying, and sugar-free. Chocolate mousses are often packed with fat and sugar, but eating this, you don´t need to feel guilty.
Ingredients for the chocolate pudding
- 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 most 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 carbohydrate 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 sure you also have to think about 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 the chocolate mousse
- Cocoa nibs
- Freeze dried berries
- Fresh fruit like mango
- Fresh berries
- Coconut flakes
How long does the avocado chocolate mousse last in the fridge?
Since Avocados change their color quite fast and get brown, I recommend eating this the same day as its made.
- 1 avocado
- 3 pitted dates or 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 0,5 dl (½cup) plant milk ex coconut-soy
- pinch of vanilla sugar
Just blend all ingredients in a food processor until the consistency is smooth and creamy
It´s easy to make a bigger batch.
This amount makes a good-sized portion for one person or two mini portions for two people.
Recommended eating the same day as it's made.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 6,5gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0,7gCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3,2gSugar: 5gProtein: 1,9g