Are you tired of soups yet? There are so many soup recipes I would love to share, but I decided that I'd share a dessert today since you may be souped out and ready for some chocolate instead. As many of you know raw cacao is a wonderful antioxidant and aphrodisiac. This dessert is a perfect ending to a light meal. So easy to make, rich and yummy, but super good for you. Don't be surprised if you find yourself ready to have some fun under those sheets...
Remember good fats are good for your cells and your brain. Just because we are calling it a dessert, doesn't mean that it's bad for you. Every single food in nature has a functional benefit. I'm just showing you ways to combine them to create foods that taste yummy AND are super good for you and your gut.
Instead of using heavy creams and eggs, I use an avocado for the fat. I replaced the unhealthy, heart attack fats with the saturated fat that will serve to improve your heart and brain health, not to mention gut health! Avocados are in season so you should be able to find them at the farmers markets or your local market at great prices. Don't be afraid to buy the hard ones. They ripen up so easily. You can place them in a brown paper bag, stick them in a drawer two at a time (otherwise you'll have too many). They will be ready in a couple of days.
2 ripe avocados - just the meat, no pit or skin (you can save these to make your veggie broth)
1/3 c raw cacao
1/2 c muun chi CoCoFir
1/3 c dates
2 T muun chi vegan butter or 2 T almond butter
A dash of cinnamon and a dash of maca powder (don't worry if you don't have these). Optional.
Mix your dates and muun chi vegan butter (if you don't have a vegan butter that has no canola oil or seed oil, feel free to use almond butter) in a food processor til it clumps up into a ball. Add muun chi CoCoFir, cinnamon and raw cacao. You may decide to eat this paste on its own. It's yummy.
Take your ripe avocados and scoop out the meat. Add them to the cacao paste and blend til silky and smooth using the electric hand mixer or beater - the beater will make your mousse airy and fluffy.
Place this yumminess into your favorite mousse dishes and garnish with fresh berries, or dark cherries and mint. Tell your friends the ingredients after they have devoured this yummy treat. 'What no sugar or dairy? Are you kidding - avocado? You mean it's good for me?' Smile as you say 'yes, it's really good for you. And I love you.'