Raw Avocado Cacao Mousse Recipe For Thanksgiving Dessert
Written by: Brandi Monasco
Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and that means family time and tons of food. The main part of a Thanksgiving feast usually revolves around the turkey. But a Thanksgiving feast is not complete without those yummy, delicious desserts.
It’s normal for you to want to eat your heart out when it comes to a Thanksgiving feast, but when you trying to eat healthy, sometimes it is not always easy.
That’s where this amazing raw avocado mousse comes in. You still get that chocolatey-goodness, but without all of the fattening added stuff!
Raw Avocado Cacao Mousse
- 4 medium and ripe avocados
- ⅓ cup raw coconut nectar
- ½ cup raw cacao powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Fresh fruit and nuts to be used for garnish
1. Blend the avocado in a blender or a food processor until it is smooth.
2. Add all of the other ingredients to the blended avocado until completely blended.
3. Chill the mixture in the fridge for about 2 hours or half an hour in the freezer.
4. Garnish with chopped nuts or fresh fruit.
Avocados are considered to be a superfood. Even though they are high in fat and calories, they are one of the best foods that you can possibly eat. They are loaded with lutein, which is a type of antioxidant that can help protect your eyes. They are also full of fiber, which can help you lose weight. Just half of an avocado gives you 3.4 grams of fiber, both soluble and insoluble fiber. Both of these types of fibers help to keep your digestive system running at its optimal level.
Coconut nectar is the sap that comes from the flowering stems of the coconut blossom. It is a low glycemic sweetener, which means that it contains low levels of glucose, fructose and sucrose, meaning that it does not raise your blood sugar levels like white refined sugar does. Coconut nectar is also high in a prebiotic fiber that helps in your body’s digestive process.
Raw cacao contains important vitamins and minerals that your body needs such as magnesium, sulfur, zinc and iron as well as vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B9 and E. Raw cacao (or dark chocolate) contains flavonoids, which are antioxidants that are found in the plant. These flavonoids can lower “bad” cholesterol as well as high blood pressure. Raw cacao is also full of antioxidants that help the cells in your body resist damage by free radicals.
So what do you think? Are you going to give this delicious recipe a try this Thanksgiving? What are your favorite Thanksgiving recipes? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments below!
Brandi Monasco is a freelance writer, graphic designer and social media manager from Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and has recently found a new love for health and nutrition.
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