Dessert Swap: Avocado Chocolate Mousse Recipe

The texture and taste isn’t compromised with this healthy dessert substitute. Once blended, the avocado is unrecognizable, so you’re able to make the swap without the kids even realizing it.

Whenever we can, it’s great to incorporate heart-healthy, plant-based fat like avocado as a substitute for heavy whipping creams.

The natural sweetness that comes from cinnamon, vanilla, almond milk, cocoa powder/chocolate and maple syrup are also great swaps that provide antioxidants and less added sugars.

This is another recipe that is great to work on as a family. Rather than teaching children to avoid sweets all together, show them the ways we can indulge while getting in some good nutrition and heart-healthy fat.

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  • 2 very ripe avocados
  • 4 oz. 70% cacao baking chocolate, melted*
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup milk or milk substitute of choice
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Sea salt
  • Garnish with whipped cream, fresh raspberries or toasted almond slices

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

1. In a food processor, combine the avocados, melted chocolate, cocoa powder, maple syrup, almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Puree until creamy. Spoon the mousse into container and chill for at least 1 hour.
2. Serve the mousse with your favorite garnish; whipped cream, fresh raspberries or toasted almond slices. Enjoy!

Nutrition Info per Serving:
Nutrition Facts
8 Servings Total

Amount Per Serving - 1 serving = 1/2 cup

Calories 174.8
Total Fat 13.5 g
Saturated Fat 4.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 9.4 mg
Potassium 281.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 16.7 g
Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
Sugars 8.5 g
Protein 2.2 g
Vitamin A 1.6 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 6.4 %
Vitamin C 6.4 %
Vitamin D 0.8 %
Vitamin E 4.5 %
Calcium 3.7 %
Copper 9.1 %
Folate 9.8 %
Iron 9.9 %
Magnesium 6.9 %
Manganese 21.6 %
Niacin 4.5 %
Pantothenic Acid 6.4 %
Phosphorus 4.4 %
Riboflavin 4.1 %
Selenium 0.9 %
Thiamin 2.3 %
Zinc 5.3 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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