Raw Chocolate Mousse

By April 16, 2017 April 22nd, 2019 Breakfast, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Raw, Recipes

This Raw Chocolate Mousse (paleo and vegan) is an elegant dessert I am serving for Easter today.  Chocolate is absolutely necessary on Easter.  The amazing thing is it’s healthy enough to eat for breakfast. I am doing that right now.

Paleo Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Are you kidding? How can you eat chocolate mousse for breakfast?   You can and you should, because the key ingredients are avocado and raw cacao.  There is also little bit of maple syrup and vanilla.  That’s it, all good stuff.

Paleo Vegan Chocolate MousseThe silky, creamy texture of the mousse comes from the avocado. This fruit is full of monosaturated fatty acids and has an abundant amount of oleic acid, the main component of olive oil.  The oils in avocado have been shown to protect against inflammation, diabetes, and heart disease.

Avocado is high in fiber which regulates appetite, feeds the friendly bacteria in the gut and helps remove bile and toxins.  They help you lose weight.

Many people enjoy fruit at breakfast, why not avocado?  It has the highest protein and lowest sugar content of any fruit. Avocados help build muscle and burn fat.

Raw cacao is a powerful superfood.

  • 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries
  • highest plant-based source of iron
  • full of magnesium for a healthy heart

Studies have shown that cacao affects your emotions and mood by raising serotonin levels, which explains why we crave chocolate when we feel a bit sad.  It contains a milk stimulant called theobromine which is a neurotransmitter sometimes used as a treatment for depression. It also releases the compound anandamide, which produces uniquely euphoric feelings of relaxation and contentment.

Paleo Vegan Chocolate MousseThe recipe comes together in just a few minutes.  Since raw cacao is bitter you need some type of sweetener. I like maple syrup but honey is good or if you want a non-glycemic sweetener use stevia.

Add the avocado, raw cacao, maple syrup and vanilla to a food processor.  Add a little water or coconut milk to thin it out a bit.  Process and serve.

I like to serve it with coconut whipped cream and a few raspberries.

It makes the perfect elegant dessert. If you eat it for breakfast you will be full and happy all morning long.

Enjoy the recipe and please let me know if you make this dish.  Did you eat it for breakfast?  How did it make you feel? I love hearing about your experience with food.

I recently changed the amount of cacao powder from 1/2 cup to 6 tablespoons as I felt it was too strong.  You can adjust it to your taste.

 

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Paleo Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Raw Chocolate Mousse


  • Author: Ingrid DeHart - EatWellEnjoyLife.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings 1x

Description

A creamy, silky chocolate mousse decadent enough for dessert and healthy enough for breakfast.


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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 46 tablespoons raw cacao powder, more or less to taste
  • 1/41/2 cup organic maple syrup (or other sweetener), to taste
  • 2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
  • 1/41/2 cup water, coconut milk or almond milk

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients into a food processor or heavy-duty blender.
  2. Process until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
  4. Top with berries and/or coconut whipped cream
  5. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days but it probably won’t last that long.

Notes

The amount of sweetener and maple syrup will depend on the size and taste of your avocados.  Start with the smaller amount, taste and add more if necessary.

  • Category: Dessert, Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Healthy, Paleo, Vegan, Raw, Gluten Free

Enjoy the recipe and please let me know if you make this dish.  Did you eat it for breakfast?  How did it make you feel? I love hearing about your experience with food.

 

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