Choc avo mousse

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I’ve been met with confused looks and silence when I’ve asked friends to guess what’s in my choice avo mousse, because it tastes so close to the real thing they can’t tell the difference!

The rich creamy texture of the avocado makes it the perfect base for a delicious, guilt-free dessert. And there’s lots to love about raw cacao.  It’s a potent source of antioxidants, lowers blood pressure, reduces your risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease, protects your nervous system, lowers insulin resistance and may even reduce the risk of certain cancers.  As if that’s not enough to get you across the line, it’s high in essential minerals including magnesium, zinc, iron, copper and calcium, and contains a stimulant that releases endorphins that boost your mood.

I’ve used rice malt syrup as the sweetener, because it’s fructose free and has a low glycemic index (GI), which means the energy releases slowly into your bloodstream (when used in moderation) instead of causing blood sugar spikes.  If you’re not fussed about fructose banana tastes pretty yummy too!

 

You will need:
1 large avocado
1/4 cup raw cacao (I use Loving Earth)
1/4 cup coconut cream
2 tbs rice malt syrup (I use Pure Harvest)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch sea salt

 

What to do:
1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and blend with a hand held blender until you get a smooth and creamy texture.  Taste and adjust the flavour if you need to.

2. Serve with fresh berries – pomegranate, shredded coconut and buckwheat would go well with this too.

 

Styling – Carlie Monasso.

Photography – Samara Clifford

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Zara is a healthy home consultant, author and keynote speaker on a mission to empower 1 million people to takes steps towards a healthier home. Zara learned about the link between our homes and our health after going through two different types of cancer. Zara is passionate about shining the spotlight on what she believes to be the least understood health challenges of our time, and sharing the things she wishes she had known, that could have prevented the illnesses she has been through. Recognised as one of Australia’s leading health influencers, Zara was a finalist in the 2014 Bupa Health Influencer of the Year Awards. She has appeared on TEN News, Today Show and The Project, been featured in the Herald Sun, I Quit Sugar, and contributed Medibank’s Be. Magazine and Fairfax health online publications. Zara contributed to the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s first comprehensive report on breast cancer in young women in Australia.

  • Reply February 14, 2015

    Marina

    Very keen to try this one Za! Could you make it in a normal blender?

    • Reply February 17, 2015

      Zara D'Cotta

      Yes you absolutely could Marina, enjoy it!

  • Reply May 2, 2015

    dili optim

    Perfect work you have done, this site is really cool with wonderful info .

  • Reply May 30, 2015

    Andrew

    I just love people’s reaction when you divulge what they just eaten. This has become one of my favourite deserts, a real party trick And its so quick and easy, which is good

    • Reply June 1, 2015

      Zara D'Cotta

      You and me both Andrew! I’m so pleased you’re enjoying it 🙂

  • Reply June 12, 2015

    Herb Janousek

    Hello there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply January 9, 2016

    furtdso linopv

    Hello! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply March 12, 2016

    Elias Niquette

    While at first avocado and chocolate might not seem like the most compatible couple, after multiple taste tests, we can assure you that this fairly odd couple is in fact a match made in healthy heaven. The concept of combining sweet and savoury is fast gaining popularity, and the combination of creamy avocado mixed with smooth chocolate is definitely something you ll want to get on board with. The perfect breakfast, dessert or even snack, this chocolate avocado mousse courtesy of our friends at Oh My Goodness will seriously satisfy.  

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