CHOCOLATE MOUSSE or GANACHE

If you think indulgent-tasting desserts are a thing of the past in Paleo World, then think again. This is one of the richest chocolate treats around, easy to prepare and it’s got heaps of great nutritional value. Use it as a ganache frosting for cakes and biscuits or as an impressive mousse.

 Makes enough mousse for 4 or frosting for 18 biscuits.

INGREDIENTS

 1 avocado, ripe
1/4+ C  cocoa powder, organic w/no sugar added (just the cacao, ma’am)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 small banana
1/2 Tbs honey, optional

 PREPARATION

It couldn’t be simpler: Put all ingredients into a bowl or food processor and mash/whiz it into chocolatey submission.

Mousse

Scoop into individual serving bowls or use separate champagne glasses for a very spesh look. Top with a small piece of fresh fruit (strawberry, cherry, slice of banana).

Ganache Frosting

Use it like any frosting. It’ll keep moist for days afterwards, unlike processed-sugar versions which go hard over time.

Store in fridge up to a week.

Adapted from Rawsome Avocado Chocolate Mousse (www.facebook.com/gorawsome) 

 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Angie says:

    Outstanding! Simple and effective, less is definitely more.

    This is also a great base idea for a rich and creamy (and nutritious!) smoothie: just add milk of your choice (almond, coconut, cow) to thin it out a bit and any other additions e.g. protein powder etc.

    From memory, I think Coach Pete made a similar choc mousse and used coconut cream together with avo etc. make it go a bit further… Will get into the kitchen for some experimenting 🙂

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    1. ninjaneil says:

      Thanks, Angie. I’ve also made with with banana and/or date paste to remove the honey completely. I only do that for competitions where sugars are being closely watched; I think honey is a magic food and absolutely think it should be used (in moderation).

      Thanks for the heads-up about using coconut cream addition. Sounds great!

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  2. Vivi says:

    Hello,
    Is cocoa powder (organic w/no sugar added) allowed in WLC?

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