Avocado chocolate mousse
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips
Avocado chocolate mousse is a delicious, healthy alternative to a chocolate mousse. This avocado chocolate mousse tastes indulgent and chocolatey without adding inches to your waistline. With two of one of your five a day included per portion, this pudding will quickly become a favourite in your house. Avocados are an excellent source of monounsaturated fat and vitamin E and have a more soluble form of fibre than most other fruit and vegetables, as well as containing a number of useful minerals such as iron, copper and potassium and are a good source of the B vitamin, folate. Cacao powder is made up of the solids that are formed after taking out cacao butter in the chocolate making process. Cacao powder is in chocolate, chocolate syrup and other chocolate products widely available, and has the lowest percentage of fat than any other part of the cacao bean. If you donít like the flavour of maple syrup, you can replace it with honey or agave nectar, however this no longer makes this pudding vegan, but donít worry if you're not catering for a string vegan, or are one yourself, itís still vegetarian. Frozen bananas are also fantastic for your morning smoothie, so if you decide to make a half portion of this avocado chocolate mousse, you know your frozen banana wonít go to waste.
- 1 large banana, frozen
- 3 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 avocado
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- Pinch of sea salt
- Measure all of the ingredients and place them into a blender or food processor. Make sure your avocado is ripe or there can be some lumps in the chocolate pudding.
- Blend all ingredients until smooth and glossy.
- Divide between four ramekins and chill in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Decorate with some lime zest and chocolate shavings, if you like.
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 150(kcal)
- Fat 8.0g
- Saturates 2.0g
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.