Semi-Sweet Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse
A rich, dark avocado mousse that tastes like a sophisticated end to a great meal.
Cocoa or Cacao Powder
Maple Syrup or other liquid sweetener
You want to start with soft dates. If your dates are very fresh and juicy, they should be fine, but if not, you'll want to soak them in hot water for about 15 minutes, then discard the soak water
While the dates are soaking, start melting the coconut oil on a very low heat
Blitz the dates in your food processor until they are a paste
Add the banana, avocado flesh, vanilla and salt to the date paste and process until smooth and uniform, no avocado chunks!
Add the cacao powder and process again, then pour in the coconut oil while the processor is running
Do a taste test and add some sweetener (maple syrup or other liquid sweetener) if desired
Spoon the mix into six individual serving dishes and let set in the fridge for about 30 minutes. The longer it sits, the firmer it will be.
This dessert lasts well in the refrigerator for up to four days.
Recipe from www.nznutritionist.com