5 A day Chocolate Avocado Mousse

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Sometimes I come across a recipe that I Just Have To Try. This is one of them. It ticks many boxes for me that I look for in a dessert (namely chocolate and speed) but also relatively healthy! My youngest Figlet LOATHES avocado with a passion but I think I might be able to tempt him with this.

This dessert is going to start a series of posts about Eating Your 5 A Day. Some days I find it really easy; other days not so much. I’m going to try and put together a load of recipes that are easy, kid friendly and full to the brim with veggies or fruit. Pick and choose the ones you like. They may become your Go To recipes!

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Ingredients

2 very, very ripe avocadoes
50g chocolate (good quality 70% solids otherwise it’s full of fat)
1 tablespoon cacao powder or cocoa powder (cacao is more bitter than cocoa)
1-2 tablespoons honey
1-2 tablespoons sour cream

Break up the chocolate, pop it in a bowl and set above a saucepan of boiling water to melt. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.

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Halve the avos….

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…and scoop out the flesh…..

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……straight into a blender with the cacao or cocoa powder and honey.

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Add the cooled, melted chocolate and whizz! I did a fair amount of scraping, stopping and starting of the mixer and sighing at this point. That’s when I wondered if a little Sour Cream might loosen the mixture and soften it too.  It did but if your avocadoes are riper than mine perhaps you won’t need to add this.

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Spoon into little dishes (it is Very Rich so you won’t need much) and chill.

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I grated a little chocolate on top just to show off a bit. So, the verdict? Smooth, creamy, rich, more-ish and oh-so-chocolately. When I got some friends to try it there was more than a little furrowing of the brow as they tried to guess the Mystery Ingredient. And Littlest Figlet? He tried it and gave it a one thumbs up and one thumbs down. Apparently his taste buds are Very Sensitive To Avocado…..! I think it’s a smashing little dessert and definitely worth a try and what a way to get some of your 5 A day!!

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5 thoughts on “5 A day Chocolate Avocado Mousse

  1. A great idea – I’m in need of sneaky ways with vegetables for my 6 year old daughter at the moment and as she’s a huge fan of chocolate, will definitely be giving this a try.

  2. Thank you for this recipe! I used 2 small very ripe avocados and about half a 150g pottle of sour cream. I used half a block of Lindt 70% chocolate because it’s low in sugar, and I swapped the honey for 3 level tablespoons of dextrose powder. Results: yummy! And it made just over a cup, so 5 tiny servings of 1/4 cup each. Only 3g of ‘bad’ sugar per serve. I’m going to serve it with fresh strawberries!

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