healthy chocolate mousse

Generally chocolate craving strike when I'm least prepared. So once again, I have to forage around the pantry for something in order to satisfy the all too intense craving. And so I find myself staring at the only chocolate I have on hand which comes in the form of powder. But no problem, I have bananas and avocados so I get to work. 

This recipe is luscious, rich, nutritious and very much satisfied my chocolate craving. As I've stated in the past, I enjoy food but I'm always after nutrient density, especially when it comes to sweets. 

I have to mention that two key ingredients will likely change the taste if they're left out. One is coconut butter, (i love this stuff) and the other one is cacao nibs. I really feel that both of these belong in the recipe but if you don't have nibs on hand, you can probably use some crushed almonds. 

So here we go!

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: none
  • Chill time: 2 hours
  • Serves 2-4 depending on your container (if you want more, double up)

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter
  • 3 tsp honey
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 small pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs for sprinkling on top 
  • optional: 1 tbsp collagen
  • small pinch of salt

Equipment:

  • food processor
  • spatula
  • small cups or ramikens 

Instructions

Combine all ingredients aside from cacao nibs and add them to food processor. Blend really well and pour or scoop into cups. Sprinkle with additional coco powder and top with cacao nibs. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours.