Chocolate and Avocado Mousse
This rich dark chocolate mousse has a delicate spicy flavour. Its velvety texture makes it a luxurious dessert – and with some healthy ingredients too!
1 ripe avocado pear – skin and stone removed
60g dark chocolate
30g runny honey
50ml almond milk
15g cocoa powder
Juice and zest of half a lime
1 teaspoon finely grated root ginger
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Large pinch ground allspice
Large pinch cayenne pepper
Flakes of chocolate and fresh berries to serve
In a small bowl place the avocado, lime juice, zest and root ginger. Process with a handheld blender until smooth.
Place the chocolate, honey, almond milk, cocoa and spices in a heat proof bowl and place in a pan of simmering water. Stir the chocolate mixture until melted and all ingredients are incorporated.
Add the chocolate mixture to the avocado mixture and process again until all ingredients are fully mixed.
Divide into 2 or 3 serving glasses and chill until required. Before serving at room temperature decorate with fresh berries a few flakes of chocolate.
Avocados are a perfect food! Easily digested and a good source of fibre. Rich in the amino acid tryptophan. Avocados contain a wide range of protective antioxidant vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. These essential nutrients support a strong and healthy immune system.
Root ginger stimulates and promotes detoxification. It is a good source of zinc – essential for a healthy immune system and many other functions in the body. It also helps support cardiovascular health.
Cinnamon contains compounds that help stabilise blood sugar levels. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties and supports digestive health.