3 ingredient healthy avocado chocolate mousse (paleo and vegan)
This delicious avocado chocolate mousse is made with banana, raw cacao and avocado. It uses only 3 ingredients. Ready in a few minutes and can be eaten straight away!
Chocolate mousse with banana and avocado
It’s not original, but that doesn’t make it any less delicious. Chocolate mousse with banana and avocado. Sweetened with banana and deliciously creamy from the avocado.
The first time I tasted a chocolate mousse with avocado, I had serious doubts. In fact, I was convinced it couldn’t be anything. I mean… why a chocolate mousse with avocado? Without cream? Are you crazy or something?
Chocolate mousse has been one of my favorite desserts for years. If I’m in a restaurant and they have chocolate mousse on the menu? I almost háve to order it. And yes I tend to go for that every single time. Unless they have some of my other favorites of course.
What do you need for this chocolate avocado pudding?
For this particular avocado chocolate mousse recipe you need the following ingredients:
- raw cacao powder
- ripe avocados
- 1 banana
How good is that? So simple ingredients, healthy fats and perfect for your everyday chocolate craving. If you want you could add some vanilla extract for extra flavor. This vegan chocolate pudding has a delicious creamy texture.
With avocado, banana and no whipped cream
The chocolate mousse with avocado has been popular in the “alternative” food scene for a while now. If I may call it that. I can’t remember exactly when it first appeared, but at some point it started popping up everywhere and nowhere. And like I said, I had serious doubts that it was a good idea.
For this healthy dessert I used banana, but if you’re no fan of the humble banana you could substitute the banana for dates if you want. I would suggest to use medjoul dates for that as those are softer and blend easier with the avocado. But regular dates will work too. In order to soften them a bit I remove the stones from the dates and slice them somewhat smaller before adding them into the bowl of the blender. Because the banana blends a little easier than dates it help to add a splash of some kind of plant based milk. You can use almond milk, oat milk, soy milk or anything along those lines. Coconut milk or coconut cream works too.
Of course traditional chocolate mousse uses egg whites and heavy cream which is delicious but if you want to make this a vegan chocolate mousse you obviously don’t want that. If you’ve never made an avocado chocolate pudding before you might be worried that the mousse will come out with an avocado flavor. But no worries, it won’t. Avocado has this amazing ability to be transformed into just about any flavor as it is so neutral.
This simple recipe is on all accounts a healthier option from your everyday chocolate mousse recipe. It’s a healthy recipe although it is not a keto avocado chocolate mousse. I will be trying that next. This is a great recipe to adjust to your liking. Come to think of it, a avocado mousse recipe is always easier to make than a regular one, as it doesn’t require whipping anything and it can be enjoyed straight away too. No need to set in the fridge.
Even though I love coconut, I kind of like that this recipe doesn’t call for coconut milk. If you eat a lot of paleo, the coconut will get to you sooner or later. The easy avocado chocolate mousse uses natural sweeteners with the banana although it is still quite sweet. If you have trouble with your blood sugar you might still want to skip this decadent dessert.
That said; if you’re banana is not overly ripe it might need some additional sweeteners such as pure maple syrup, honey (not vegan!) or liquid stevia.
What do you use to make the best mousse?
My favorite way to make chocolate mousse with banana is in a high speed blender. It gives the smoothest and best results. Making it in a food processor is fine too but as you can see the difference in the picture below which is made with dates and in a food processor, versus the other ones which is made with banana and in the high speed blender.
For serving this healthy chocolate mousse I like to use just fresh raspberries and decorate the mousse with that. Of course you could also still use some sort of whipping cream for serving but keep in mind that the mousse is vegan so adding double cream to it will make it non vegan. You can also add some dark chocolate chips on top of the avocado mousse. I would just stick to the raspberries and serve this in small portions!
Healthy Chocolate Mousse
- high speed blender
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 avocado
- 6 tablespoons raw cocoa
- Fresh raspberries
- Cacao Nibs
- Place the bananas in a small food processor or high speed blender and add the flesh of the avocado.
- Puree and add the cocoa. Blend well and spoon into serving glasses.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve and garnish with raspberries and/or cacao nibs.
The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.