Chocolate Cashew Avocado Mousse
This creamy, delicious Chocolate Cashew Avocado Mousse is one of the best non-sugar recipes on the healthy dessert block! Since the recipe is filled with naturally good fats that are smooth and creamy, it provides for a delicious experience without loading up on honey, maple syrup and other sources of added sugar. Between the avocados, cashew butter, cacao and banana this recipe is packed with healthy fats, dietary fiber, potassium, and magnesium. This rich source of nutrients may aid in improving heart health, reducing sugar cravings, decreasing muscle cramps, improving cognitive function and feeding a healthy gut! So many benefits for one little dish! Top this with pomegranate seeds and shredded coconut and you will be good to go!
Avocados are hands down one of my favorite foods (as I am sure that’s the case for you too because what’s not to love?!). I recently just read an Instagram post that my friend forwarded to me that said “You Can’t Make Everyone Happy. You’re Not an Avocado.” TRUTH! I eat 1/2 to 1 avocado per day because they are one of the best sources of fuel for for the body and the brain. As an added bonus they are also so easy and convenient! You can throw them into eggs, salads, smoothie and now you can also add as the base of this Chocolate Cashew Avocado Mousse recipe!
The human brain and body are in need of nourishing healthy fats. This helps with increasing satiety and metabolism, improving cognitive function and skin conditions, and many other benefits! Fats are not bad at all, it just depends on the types of fats that you are eating. Avocados, which contain 75% monounsaturated fats, are the foundation of this mousse and they are combined with other healthy fats such as cocoa powder, shredded coconut, cashew butter and more! Do not be afraid to fuel your body with high quality fats! You can use this Chocolate Cashew Avocado Mousse recipe as a way to dive into the rich and creamy benefits of healthy fats!
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- 2 avocados, halved and scooped
- 1/2 cup cacoa powder
- 1/2 cup cashew butter
- 2 tbsp collagen protein powder
- 3/4 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 2 medjool dates, pitted
- 3/4 tsp himalayan salt
- Place all ingredients in the food processor and blend until creamy.
- Pour into a glass bowl and chill in the refrigerator for a few hours.
- Top with shredded coconut flakes, pomegranate seeds and cacao nibs (optional).
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 22.3g||34.3%|
|Saturated Fat 4.5g||22.5%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 18.7g||6.2%|
|Dietary Fiber 9.3g||37.2%|
|Sugars 2.2g (Added sugar: 0g)|
|Vitamin A||Vitamin C|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.