• Amy Sotis

Avocado Love & Recipe for Faux Chocolate Mousse


7 Ingredients for a Healthy Chocolate "Dessert"

Been craving a chocolate dessert but don't want to blow your New Year's resolutions? You've all heard how nutritious avocados are, right? (See the article I've shared below regarding avocados, if you don't.) All those "good" fats? Well, here's a way to incorporate avocado into a delicious dessert alternative. I have modified this recipe to boost protein content, but give credit for the original idea to the authors of Trim Healthy Mama. Check out the nutrition facts at the end - what dessert has 8 grams of fiber - not from wheat products??

Okay, does this taste like real Chocolate Mousse? Well, of course not, let's get serious. Real chocolate mousse is made from egg yolks, heavy whipping cream, sugar, and chocolate squares. And, yes, I love original chocolate mousse.

But, try this guilt-free dessert, its a good one to have in your recipe box.

Amy's Faux Chocolate Mousse Recipe

  • 1 cup, Frozen Blueberries (do not thaw)

  • 3 tablespoons, Truvia Baking Blend Natural Stevia Sweetener With Sugar

  • 1 teaspoon, Pure Vanilla Extract

  • 1/2 cup, Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

  • 3 T, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

  • 1/2 cup, Greek Yogurt Plain

  • 1 large very ripe Avocado

Mix all ingredients in a blender or chopper/mixer, or with an immersion hand blender. Scrape sides of bowl intermittenly, blend till smooth & creamy. Serve immediately. Serves 2. Store leftovers in fridge.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2.0

Amount Per Serving

Calories 250

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 11 g 17 %

Saturated Fat 1 g 6 %

Monounsaturated Fat 8 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %

Sodium 77 mg 3 %

Potassium 546 mg 16 %

Total Carbohydrate 29 g 10 %

Dietary Fiber 8 g 30 %

Sugars 10 g

Protein 13 g 25 %

Vitamin A 4 %

Vitamin C 7 %

Calcium 21 %

Iron 6 %

* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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Why Avocados? The following is copied from an article by Kris Gunners, from www.authoritynutrition.com

12 Proven Benefits of Avocado (No. 5 is Very Impressive)

By Kris Gunnars, BSc |

November, 2015

The avocado is a rather unique type of fruit.

Most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats.

Numerous studies show that it has powerful beneficial effects on health.

Here are 12 health benefits of avocado, that are supported by scientific research.

1. Avocado is Incredibly Nutritious

What we refer to as “avocado” is the fruit of the avocado tree, called Persea americana (1).

This fruit is prized for its high nutrient value and is added to all sorts of dishes due to its good flavor and rich texture. It is the main ingredient in guacamole.

These days, the avocado has become an incredibly popular food among health conscious individuals. It is often referred to as a superfood… which is not surprising given its health properties (2).

There are many kinds of avocados, and the shape (from pear-shaped to round) and color (from green to black) can vary between them. They can also weigh anywhere from 8 ounces (220 grams) to 3 pounds (1.4 kg).

The most popular type is called Hass avocado.

This is what a typical avocado looks like: