Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Out-of-the-Box Chocolate Mousse (Shhh! Made from Avocado)



Being a chocoholic (like most of the women in my entourage), the idea of relinquishing chocolate temptations is simply impossible. With this in mind, and after a friendly encounter with Manhattan's Tov Nutritions nutritional coach Brooke Lowenstein-Hassoun, she recommended the following fast and wholesome chocolate mousse recipe made with fresh avocado. And yes! It's surprisingly very yummy!

INGREDIENTS (Served in 6-8 shot glasses)
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 tsp of premium quality cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Either agave nectar or sweetener to taste (at least 1 tsp)

OPTIONAL
  • 1/3 cup of skim milk
  • Ad 1/2 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
DIRECTIONS

  1. Peel and cut in quarts the avocados. 
  2. In a mini prep food processor or Magic Bullet blender put the avocado, cocoa and sweetener and blend until nice and smooth. 
  3. To smoothen it up, uou also have the option to ad milk or yogurt, as per your discretion.
  4. And voila, there you have delicious wholesome chocolate mousse! 
  5. place the mixture in individual shot glasses refrigerate or serve.