If you are looking for a completely guilt-free dessert that satisfies all your chocolate cravings, I’ve got the perfect solution for you: avocado chocolate mousse. Yes, this healthy chocolate mousse recipe is filled with healthy fats and mounds of chocolate flavor. You will quite literally eat this one by the spoonful!
This chocolate mousse recipe is going to blow your mind.
It’s sweet creamy chocolaty goodness rivals any chocolate dessert and you won’t believe just how healthy it is!
Avocado Chocolate Mousse
If you tasted this, I bet you would have never, ever guessed what ingredients are in this healthy chocolate mousse…at least, I never would have!
I actually made this recipe by accident one day when I was experimenting with a new smoothie bowl recipe. Lucky for all of us, huh!?
Before I tell you what the ingredients are, I have to tell you that I served this to my husband and kids and even though at least 2 of them don’t like the “secret” ingredient in this guilt-free chocolate mousse, they all loved this Healthy Chocolate Mousse.
Ready? It’s avocado.
Okay, I know of you may be wrinkling your nose and wondering how this combination could possibly taste good. But, I promise you that it does! Avocado gives this mousse the most incredible creamy flavor, while also packing your dessert full of health benefits.
Health Benefits of Avocado
This recipe makes four servings of avocado chocolate mousse. A single serving will net you so many incredible avocado health benefits, including:
- 49% of your daily vitamin K, which is essential for bone health
- 30% of your daily folate, which helps red blood cell development and healthy skin growth. If this sounds familiar, it’s because folate is crucial to have during pregnancy!
- 25% of your vitamin C, and let’s be honest, we could all use a little bit of vitamin C right now!
- Potassium, Vitamins B5 + B6 and many more minerals that are essential for our bodies.
I probably wouldn’t go as far as to say this avocado chocolate mousse can replace your daily multivitamin, but you are definitely getting some major nutritional perks!
Another amazing thing about this healthy chocolate mousse is that it takes less than 5 minutes to whip up (!!!).
This dessert doesn’t require it to be chilled, so unlike other mousse recipes, this one really is practically instant gratification. All you have to do is throw a few things in a food processor, then you can dig right in. So easy!
How to Make Guilt-Free Healthy Chocolate Mousse
Okay, now that you know why you absolutely have to make this healthy chocolate mousse, let’s talk about how to actually do it. Luckily, making this dessert couldn’t be easier. If you can push a food processor button, you can make this mousse!
Step by Step Directions
First, remove the seed and peel from the avocado. Then, measure out all the other ingredients, and add them all into the food processor. By the way, if you are looking for a good food processor, I love mine! This is the one we have.
Next, hit the pulse button a few times to get the mixture started. Then, process until everything comes together and is nice and smooth…
Some of the mixture will get stuck on the sides, but we want to make sure that bit of the avocado chocolate mousse is smooth too. So, scrape down the sides.
Then process for a few more seconds until your mousse is smooth and creamy with no chunks. Trust me – the last thing you want when enjoying your healthy chocolate mousse is to end up with a chunk of avocado in your spoon!
Spoon into small bowls and serve.
How to Serve Healthy Chocolate Mousse
Unlike other mousse recipes, this one does not need to be chilled prior to serving – you can eat it right away!
This is a pretty versatile dish, and there are a few ways you can serve it. You can be a little decadent and serve topped with whipped cream and even sprinkle on a few chocolate chips.
Or, to keep it healthy, I usually serve this with fresh berries – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc. Enjoy!
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With a sweet creamy chocolaty texture, this quick-and-easy chocolate mousse is actually healthy for you!
- 2 ripe avocados
- 3 Tbsp cacao powder
- 2–4 Tbsp honey, depending on how sweet you like it
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp almond milk
- fresh fruit as a topping – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
- Remove the seed and peel from the avocados.
- Put all the ingredients in a food processor and process until everything comes together, scraping the sides. Add a little more honey, to taste, if desired. Process until there are no clumps.
- Serve with fresh fruit.