From my many years of coaching and workshops I have come to realise that there is one thing that many women and men (and their kids!) do not want to give up when they make the commitment to living a more healthy and vibrant life and that is chocolate!
Are you one of those choc-lovers? Well, you’re not alone.
I am definitely and that is why I find so much pleasure in learning how chocolate can actually benefit your health if eaten in it’s purest rawest form. That means no processing and sugar. I take pleasure in creating amazing healthy chocolate recipes that I am excited to be sharing with Lumity Life.
My Gorgeous Chocolate Avo Mousse is one of my favourites and a very easy recipe to start with especially if some of the ingredients are new to you.
You should be able to find all the ingredients from a good health food store or online (check out my store for a full range of raw and organic superfoods). Try to opt for raw where possible as this is where you will really nutritionally benefit.
A “raw” product has not been processed at a high temperature which destroy all the nutritional enzymes, it will have been cold milled or cold pressed which you may come across on packaging.
Raw cacao is the most purest and natural chocolate you will find, however it is richly intense and bitter so a sweetener is usually needed. Your choice of sweetener may slightly alter the taste and I would encourage you to experiment with the sweeteners and find your favourites for example rice syrup is mild and malty and honey is usually more sweet.
I also love lucuma (known as “The Gold of the Incas”) which is a natural sweetener and comes in a powder rather than liquid.
This is an optional addition to the recipe below and I especially adore the beautiful golden sheen it adds to chocolate based recipes and of course the nutritional benefits!
1 large ripe avocado – pitted
2 heaped tbs raw organic cacao powder
2 tbs of rice malt syrup or raw honey or maple syrup
1/2 tsp organic vanilla powder
pinch of himalayan salt
1 tbs raw organic lucuma – (optional)
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tsp of runny almond butter – to garnish
2 tsp raw organic cacao nibs – to garnish
Scoop out the avocado flesh. Add all the ingredients apart from almond butter and cacao nibs to a bowl and use a stick blender.
Blend everything until a smooth mousse forms and all the ingredients are fully combined.
Separate evenly between 2 bowls and drizzle 1 tsp of runny almond butter on each dessert followed by a sprinkle of 1 tsp of cacao nibs on each.
Put in the fridge for 30 minutes or until ready to serve.
Enjoy mindfully as your nourish your beautiful body with this gorgeously delicious dessert
Time 5 minutes
Raw Cacao powder/nibs – Rich in magnesium and antioxidants
Avocado – A heart healthy fat, rich in fibre and contain more potassium than bananas!
Vanilla Powder – A fragrant sweetener and mood enhancing
Raw Lucuma – Rich in beta-carotene, wound healing and anti-inflammatory
If you’re wondering why it’s better to opt for a dessert that is free from refined sugar we explain how sugar causes wrinkles through a process called glycation. And, if you’d like to try another of Naomi’s healthy swaps try out her recipe for gingerbread granola. She also shares how to make a nutritious green smoothie in this easy to follow video.