Glasses of dark chocolate avocado mousse topped with cream and mint, arranged on a rustic wooden table with vintage spoons.

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Dark chocolate isn't just a tasty treat; it's also good for you. Packed with antioxidants, dark chocolate can reduce inflammation, improve heart health, and even boost brain function. Plus, it's a great source of fibre, iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese. Enjoying dark chocolate in your diet can be both delicious and beneficial, especially when combined with other healthy ingredients.

To make the most of dark chocolate, incorporating it into a healthy recipe like this  Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse is a great idea. This creamy dessert blends the smooth texture of ripe avocados with the rich, intense flavour of dark chocolate. It's a treat that not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also provides a dose of healthy fats and antioxidants.

What’s more, this mousse is incredibly easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time. It stores well in the fridge for a couple of days, making it perfect for dinner parties, family gatherings, or a quick, healthy dessert during the week. It's a hit with everyone, from kids to adults, and is a fantastic way to introduce healthier dessert options to your loved ones.


Ingredients for 4 Cups:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 60g dark chocolate (70% cocoa or higher)
  • A pinch of chilli powder (optional)
  • Fresh mint leaves, for garnish

Method:


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the avocados, cocoa powder, honey (or maple syrup), almond milk, vanilla extract, sea salt, and chilli powder (if using). Blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Gently fold in the melted dark chocolate until well incorporated.
  3. Transfer the mousse into serving glasses or bowls. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavours to meld and the mousse to firm up.
  4. Before serving, top each mousse with a dollop of cream and a fresh mint leaf.

The Indulgent yet Healthy Treat: 


  • Avocados: Avocados are rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, which can help reduce bad cholesterol levels. They are also high in fibre, aiding digestion and promoting a feeling of fullness. Plus, they’re packed with vitamins and minerals, including potassium, vitamin E, and B-vitamins, which support overall health.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder: It contains flavonoids, antioxidants that can reduce inflammation and improve heart health. It can also enhance brain function by increasing blood flow to the brain. 
  • Sea salt: Sea salt contains trace minerals that can be beneficial in small amounts and enhances the flavours of other ingredients.
  • Dark chocolate (70% cocoa or higher): Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants like flavonoids, which protect against cell damage, and it can improve heart health by lowering blood pressure and improving blood flow. Dark chocolate also contains minerals such as iron, magnesium, and zinc.
  • Chilli powder: This ingredient contains capsaicin, which can boost metabolism and has anti-inflammatory properties. It can help reduce pain and improve digestion, while also adding a unique kick and enhancing flavour.

So, this Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse is not only a delightful and indulgent dessert but also a health-conscious choice, combining the rich flavours of the ingredients with the benefits of fibre, iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese. 

Also, big news! Simply Nootropics is offering a special treat this month: with every order, you'll receive a free bar of premium Kapiti dark chocolate. This dark chocolate isn't just a tasty treat; it's packed with antioxidants that reduce inflammation, improve heart health, and boost brain function. Enjoy this indulgent yet healthy treat! 

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