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Chocolate and Almond Butter Avocado Mousse

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Summary

Be prepared to feel decadent when enjoying this creamy mousse. Decadent without the downside, that is. There are four stars in this show — fiber-rich avocado, phytonutrient-rich cacao powder, protein-packed almond butter, and iron-rich dates. See what we mean?

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time15 minsTotal Time15 mins

Ingredients

 2 cups avocado (very ripe)
 4 tbsp organic cacao powder (fair trade or rainforest alliance-certified)
 4 tbsp almond butter (unsalted)
 1 cup date paste (recipe link in chef’s notes)
 1 tbsp vanilla extract (preferably alcohol-free)
 1 pinch salt (optional)
 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds (raw, unsalted)

Directions

1

Place all ingredients, except the pumpkin seeds, in a blender.

2

Blend until all avocado is completely blended and creamy.

3

Taste for more chocolate, almond butter, date paste, or vanilla extract.

4

In a small grinder, grind the pumpkin seeds until course.

5

Scoop the chocolate avocado mousse into your favorite bowl and sprinkle with coarsely ground pumpkin seeds.

Chef's Notes

Make the Date Paste
A plant-based kitchen must-have, here’s the recipe for this oh so easy alternative to refined sweeteners.

Layer it up
After blending mix in berries or bananas.

Sprinkle hemp, chia, or flax seeds on top.

Mix in some crushed nuts or seeds.

Add on top of a fruit smoothie bowl.

Enjoy as a mousse dip for strawberries.

Ingredients

 2 cups avocado (very ripe)
 4 tbsp organic cacao powder (fair trade or rainforest alliance-certified)
 4 tbsp almond butter (unsalted)
 1 cup date paste (recipe link in chef’s notes)
 1 tbsp vanilla extract (preferably alcohol-free)
 1 pinch salt (optional)
 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds (raw, unsalted)

Directions

1

Place all ingredients, except the pumpkin seeds, in a blender.

2

Blend until all avocado is completely blended and creamy.

3

Taste for more chocolate, almond butter, date paste, or vanilla extract.

4

In a small grinder, grind the pumpkin seeds until course.

5

Scoop the chocolate avocado mousse into your favorite bowl and sprinkle with coarsely ground pumpkin seeds.

Chocolate and Almond Butter Avocado Mousse