Yummy vegan chocolate mousse
This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free
2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
1/4-1/2 cup organic almond or coconut or almond/coconut milk
1/4 cup organic cocoa powder
1 organic avocado in big chunks
1 organic banana in big chunks
OPTIONAL: 1 tablespoon chopped nuts (almonds, peanuts, or pecans)
In this order, put cocoa powder, coconut oil, then milk in a blender/vita mix. (NOTE: For a lighter mousse, add 1/2 cup milk, for denser mousse, add 1/4 cup milk.) Start on low to mix in the cocoa powder then blend on high until frothy and the coconut oil is liquified. Scrape down sides. Add the avocado and banana. Blend until creamy. Scrape down the sides then blend again. Serve this mousse in ramekins for one serving or up to four dessert shots. Sprinkle with chopped nuts. Enjoy this guilt-free mousse, which in our family can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Add sweetener as desired such as honey, agave, or stevia. But, try it as is…you may be surprised how good it is without any sweetener at all!
Add 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter to create a slightly stiffer yet still creamy consistency. It also adds a slightly salty/sweet taste.
Serve with a dollop of your favorite whipped cream to gussy it up.
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