Rich Chocolate Mousse


This tasty mousse is rich in healthy monounsatu­rated fats from the avocado and flavonoids from the dark chocolate or cacao powder, giving it a great anti-inflammato­ry boost. Serves 4

Prep time 15 minutes Setting time 30 minutes

1/4 cup 85 per cent dark chocolate chips (or another 1/4 cup cacao powder) 2 large ripe avocados,

flesh only

1/4 cup cacao powder

1/4 cup milk (regular, coconut,

almond, etc.)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract pinch of salt

1–2 tbsp stevia/erythritol blend sweetener

To serve

1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries 1 square 85 per cent dark

chocolate, grated

1 tbsp flaked or shredded

coconut few sprigs of mint or other

herbs (optional)

If using chocolate chips, place them in a microwave-safe bowl and soften or melt in the microwave by giving them 5-second bursts, stirring in between.

Place all the ingredient­s, including the melted chocolate, in a blender and blend until smooth. Fill small serving dishes with mousse and allow to chill for at least 30 minutes. To serve, dot some berries on top of the mousse, and scatter over the grated chocolate and coconut. Garnish with herbs, if desired.

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