I feel like with this one, I need to let the photos do the talking. I hope that they will convince you to go to your fruit bowl and select a ripe avocado. To measure out a good spoonful of rich, raw cocoa into a mixing bowl. To pour in a splash of maple syrup and tumble in some fresh berries. That you will then stand and blend these simple ingredients until a rich, thick mousse forms. Then spoon it into little jars and place into the fridge. And then secretly scrape the bowl with abandon and get every last little drop of deliciousness out.Then I want you to stand back and think to yourself. How is it at all possible that an avocado created such deliciousness, why haven’t I been eating this all my life and perhaps ‘wow, that Yolanda really is a genius’, but really I leave that up to you.
Please try and use raw cocoa if you can. Raw cocoa contains both the dark bitter cocoa and the rich cocoa butter.The theobromine in cocoa can help to increase circulation and decrease blood pressure. The same theobromine also helps increase the availability of serotonin, giving you both an energy as well as a huge mood boost.
This chocolate mousse really is that simple. It take five minutes to whip up and is so rich that one avocado can easily serve four people. This is my go to version but you can tweak away. A few drops of peppermint, a handful of ground almonds, or some cocoa nibs. The options are endless.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 Tbsp raw cocoa
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 small handful fresh or frozen (thawed) sweet berries – raspberries or blackberries work best
- Peel and de-stone the avocado
- Place into a bowl with the other ingredients
- Blend for 3-4 minutes or until you have a thick creamy mixture
- Place into the fridge for an hourTop with more berries and a dusting of raw cocoa to serve