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Treat Yourself & Your Health to Chocolate Avocado Mousse

avocadomousse-1Boxes of chocolate, bodacious brownies, colossal cookies. While these are some Valentine’s Day treats that many people give to their sweetheart or friend, how about opting for a healthier but still scrumptious goodie? Check out this recipe for Chocolate Avocado Mousse:

What You’ll Need

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup of your preferred sweetener (e.g., honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • Optional toppings: berries, chopped nuts, or a dollop of Greek yogurt

How to Make It

1. Prepare the Avocados: Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop out the flesh.

2. Blend Ingredients: In a food processor or blender, combine the avocado flesh, cocoa powder, sweetener, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.

3. Blend Until Smooth: Blend the ingredients until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency.

4. Adjust Sweetness: Taste the mousse and adjust the sweetness by adding more sweetener if necessary.

5. Chill: Refrigerate the mousse for at least 30 minutes to allow it to firm up slightly.

6. Serve: Spoon the chocolate avocado mousse into serving dishes and garnish with berries, chopped nuts, or a dollop of Greek yogurt.

While deliciously decadent, this dessert is also satisfying and healthy! So enjoy this perfect treat on Valentine’s Day and any day you want to satisfy your sweet tooth and keep your health on track.

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