There aren’t many times I get too creative in the kitchen. I am no Mary Berry or Deliciously Ella!
To me, simplicity is best. I focus on time, simplicity, energy and gut health. If it ticks all 4 of those boxes, then it’s on my list!
However, the one time I do get a little more creative (and messy) in the kitchen is when it comes to chocolate…
And when I say chocolate, I mean raw cacao – the unrefined, healthy stuff. Not the sugar-laden, heat-treated, heavily processed and unhealthy commercial bar you find in your local supermarket. Actually, a lot of supermarkets sell raw cacao and raw chocolate these days and pretty much any “health food” store will. Still, it’s always best to make your own, if you can.
I very rarely even eat the 80-90% standard “bars” nowadays (you know the brand that starts with “L” and sounds like mint)…despite the high cocoa content, these still contain refined sugar, often soy lecithin (not great) and other stuff that I’d rather not have in my body thanks.
So I manage my chocoholism by sticking to raw cacao powder, nibs and recipes created from these.
Kate’s Chocomole! a.k.a. Chocolate Avocado Mousse
(GF, DF, SF, EF, NF, RSF, Ve)
What You Will Need:
- A Blender
- A way of melting the Coconut Oil
- 1-2 TBSP Raw Cacao Powder (preferable, otherwise use 100% unsweetened cocoa powder)
- 1 Medium Ripe Avocado
- 1 TBSP Coconut Oil
- 1 TBSP Honey/Agave/Vegetable Glycerin(e)
- Pinch of Salt (Himalayan/Celtic best)
- Dash of Water
- Sprinkle of Berries to garnish (Raspberries & Strawberries work really well)
- Optional Extras: Vanilla Extract, Cacao Nibs, Cinnamon or Chilli (for an extra kick!). Some people like to use dates as a substitute for the sweetener, or as an addition. Make it as sweet as you like. I’m already pretty sweet so I don’t need too much extra sweetener 😉
How To Make It:
- Very simply, melt the Coconut Oil in a bowl over a saucepan (water in the saucepan, not the bowl!). If you are fortunate to live in warmer climes, the Coconut Oil may already be in a liquid form so you can skip this step!
- Blitz everything together (excluding the berry garnish) in a blender. I use a Vitamix which blitzes anything in seconds.
- Add more/less water depending on the consistency you desire.
- Add more/less cacao powder and sweetener depending on the richness and sweetness you desire.
- Put into a cute pot and leave in freezer for however long you wish, until you get the consistency you desire (I like it firm and chilly)
- Garnish with a sprinkle of berries or whatever you like, perhaps some flaked almonds (that, of course, would negate the recipe being nut-free)
How To Eat It:
- With a spoon, sharing with a partner or friend, or if you’re like me, devouring the whole thing yourself 🙂
- The above quantities should make for 2 portions/people. Scale up, depending on how many portions you require.
GF, DF, SF, EF, NF, RSF, Ve
GF = Gluten Free
DF = Dairy Free
SF = Soy(a) Free
EF = Egg Free
NF = Nut Free
RSF = Refined Sugar Free
Ve = Vegan
Give this a go and let me know what you think!
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