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By Betty McTraveler

Guest writer for The Right Solutions

 
This Pros & Cons recipe was not the best, but I had a lot of hope for it because I love chocolate. I wanted to make a healthy dessert and wanted to try something a little different at the same time. I ended up going with Healthy Avocado Chocolate Mousse.

Healthy Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Healthy Avocado Chocolate Mousse

It was good, not great: an almost 3- out of 5-star dish. I enjoyed the rich chocolate flavor. The struggle I had was with the blending. I tried for 5-10 minutes to blend this recipe. I’d suggest a better blender. I used an Oster. The blender left small bits of avocado, which took away from the creamy texture that I was really looking for. I would have to stop the blender every minute or two to mix it some. I did this three or four times.

This is what the mixture looked like after blending for about 10 minutes.

This is what the mixture looked like after blending for about 10 minutes.

It smelled super chocolaty as it blended. Because I don’t like to wait, I tried some of the mixture a few times when I stopped the blender. The chocolaty taste hit the spot, but I could still taste a hint of avocado probably because it wasn’t blending good. One side note, I (accidentally) spilled too much vanilla into the blender. So I probably ended up using 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract instead of the 1/2 tsp. that the recipe called for.

I really love avocado.

I really love avocado.

Food budget: $12

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe, medium avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/4 cup 100% cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Method:

  1. Blend everything for about 5-10 minutes until smooth. Chill for two hours and serve.

Pros:

  • Easy to make
  • Only four ingredients
  • healthier than most chocolate desserts
  • chocolaty

Cons:

  • Avocado didn’t blend very good.
  • Texture wasn’t as creamy as I would’ve liked.
  • If you don’t like avocado, you won’t like this.
  • If you like avocado, you still might not like this.

If you try it, I hope you have better luck with the blending. How did it turn out for you?

Healthy Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Healthy Avocado Chocolate Mousse

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