September 29, 2015

Avocado Chocolate Mousse by Haas Holistic


Avocado chocolate mousse is a hit in our household! Don't knock it till you've tried it! Don't like pistachios? Leave them out and add something you do like, such as Goji berries, coconut, almonds, a pinch of cinnamon or cayenne, etc. We've made many variations with this recipe and they're all great. 



3 Avocados, RIPE
1/2 Cup Raw Cacao Powder
1 Vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon extract
1/4 Maple syrup or coconut Sugar (or add a few drops stevia until sweet enough)                                 Salt to taste                                                                                                                                 
1/2 Cup Pistachio nuts, crushed                                                                                           Cacao nibs for garnish



In the bowl of a blender or food processor, blend avocado until smooth. Add all other ingredients, blending until mixture is uniform. Chill for about 2 hours in the fridge or half an hour in the freezer. Garnish with fresh fruit or chopped nuts.

Note on the recipe:

If you want to try this recipe, but don't have the raw cacao powder on hand, unsweetened cocoa powder are fine-tasting substitutes. The mousse will no longer be strictly raw, but it is still delicious! And it retains the spirit of the dish.