The avocado tree can be found in Mexico although they are cultivated in several tropical and Mediterranean regions of the world. It is aka alligator pear.
The avocado is the main ingredient in guacamole, and can also be used in smoothies, milkshakes, salads and ice cream or mixed with other dishes.
Avocados are incredibly nutritious and contain up to 20 vitamins and minerals with the most abundant being vitamin K, C, B, E, potassium (more than bananas) and folate.
Additionally, it contains small amounts of iron, zinc, vitamin A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin). Can you spot some vitamins vital for healthy hair growth in there?
Avocado itself is a bit bland in taste for me except when combined with something else so when I came across this recipe while researching healthy ways to indulge chocolate cravings (I’m a serious chocoholic), it felt like a godsend.
The recipe has only a few ingredients, is simple to compile and takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish.
Ingredients for Chocolate Avocado Mousse
- 3 – 5 ripe avocados
- ½ cup almond or coconut milk (I used regular milk)
- 4 tablespoons raw cocoa powder (I used a bar of dark chocolate instead)
- Honey or agave syrup to taste
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
There are many recipes online but below is the one I used as a guideline. I customized it based on my personal preferences. For instance, I didn’t use as much honey as she used.
1 serving comes to about 295 calories. The great thing about this recipe is a little of it fills you up faster, which means you consume fewer calories overall when included as a cheat day dish within your diet.
By the way, you can use this as a frosting for cakes and donuts as well although not sure how that would end up tasting!