Chocolate Avocado Mousse

You’d have a hard time finding a nutritionist who doesn’t love avocados.

And with good reason. Avocados are a true superfood, packed with nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, folate, potassium, magnesium, fibre, carotenoids, antioxidants, the list goes on and on.

Many folks are afraid of the fat in avocados, but more than half of that fat is oleic acid, a heart-healthy monounsaturated fat that’s also found in olive oil. A major portion of avocado fat also contains anti-inflammatory nutrients like phytosterols and polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols (PFAs), as well as a small amount of omega-3 fatty acids.

This delectable mousse has an extra antioxidant punch with the addition of raw cacao powder, which has over 25,000 antioxidants in every spoonful. Yum. You will lick your bowl clean, I promise.

I made a few additions to Jen’s original recipe, as I needed more liquid to create a creamy texture. And I still had bits of dates left, which leads me to believe my old food processor couldn’t quite handle them. Soaking the dates might work better for next time – if your food processor is like mine, you might want to try this too!

What else would you add to this recipe to change it up?

This post is part of a month-long series about exploring the raw food lifestyle. With the help of holistic nutritionist Jennifer Trecartin, I’m doing a 28-day raw food healing challenge to improve my Crohn’s disease. At the end of the month, I hope to transition off my medication, which I have been taking since I was 18.

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Chocolate Avocado Mousse
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gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2 to 4
  • 1 large avocado
  • 6 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • ½ cup almond milk, or another non-dairy milk
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lucuma powder (optional, adds some caramel-ish undertones)
  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Add more liquid as needed.
  3. Devour.

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9 Responses to Chocolate Avocado Mousse

  1. Recipe Chefs June 23, 2011 at 11:45 am #

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  2. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos June 23, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    i love this recipe! i eat avocado every day. i would love to eat it as a dessert too! thanks for the post :)

  3. Mariah (picturespupsandpies) June 25, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    Love love love avocado… I have never tried it like this- it might be time.

  4. katecurry January 26, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    This completely blew my mind! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Shana May 14, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    This is sooo wackadoodle! I can’t wait to try it.

  6. Melissa March 14, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    I used rice milk to keep it nut free and did soak the dates first. If you process it long enough the bits will go away but I kinda like the bits. I think next time I may reduce to 4 dates. Just a little bit too sweet. I added unsweetened shredded coconut and chia seeds for a truly nutritiously dense treat. Plus I like the texture with the extras

    • Sondi Bruner March 21, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

      Coconut and chia are great additions! I’m totally going to try that next time I make this.


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