5-Minute Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse Recipe

It’s time to ditch the processed chocolate and treat yourself to this rich, savory chocolate mousse made with — you read that right — avocados! We know what you’re thinking and don’t worry — you won’t taste the avocado at all. But you’ll be in awe that something this delicious can actually be good for you. If you choose to use raw, unprocessed cacao powder, you’ll get a dose of antioxidant benefits. This dish has a good amount of fiber, too — 10 grams per serving. Trust us, if you’re a chocoholic, you’re going to love this mousse. And it will only take you five minutes start to finish!

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Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Photo by Renee Blair

Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Serves 4

The Skinny

Per 1/2-cup serving:

  • 290 cal
  • 16 g fat (3 g sat)
  • 42 g carbs
  • 13 mg sodium
  • 10 g fiber
  • 25 g sugar
  • 4 g protein

Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

2 medium sized ripe avocados
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
Fresh berries and shredded coconut for garnish (optional)

Preparation

  1. Scoop out the ripe avocado flesh into a food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Garnish with shredded coconut and serve with fresh berries. Note: This recipe will keep well for up to three days in the refrigerator (assuming you can restrain yourself from eating it all in one sitting!).

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