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Recipe: Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Posted By Hollie Grant - 22-09-2017 - 85 days ago


Before I worked in the fitness I used to be a professional pastry chef and chocolatier. As such, I am still a chocoholic and struggle to get through a day without having a square of the stuff! Now, I am also a massive proponent of eating a balanced diet and so even though I work within health and fitness now I take the view that if you want some chocolate, have some chocolate! And if you want chocolate and avocado together, just do it 🙂

 

Although I love a bar of Dairy Milk more than most things I came up with this recipe as I wanted to create a chocolate based pudding without the high sugar content of regular confectioners chocolate. I therefore used cacao powder but also avocado to make this a nutritious but naughty (I rather like that phrase, #nutritiousnutnaughty) after dinner treat that is perfect for a Friday night to give yourself a pat on the back that the week is over! It is SUPER easy to make and you can rustle it up in 5 minutes. Enjoy!

 

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Ingredients (Serves 4 / Preparation time – 5 Minutes):

 

  • 2 x Ripe Avocados (or 1 avocado for a smaller portion)
  • 3 Tbsp of Cacao Powder OR unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3-5 Tbsp of either raw honey/maple syrup OR 2 Tsp of granulated stevia, depending on your sweetener of choice)
  • 1 Tsp of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional: 1 Tbsp of almond butter (I recommend Pip & Nut ) or 1/2 Tsp of cinnamon

 

Method

 

  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth (Nutribullets are perfect for this: minimal washing): watch that avocado make the whole mixture super-creamy!
  2. Scoop the mixture into small serving dishes and chill
  3. Serve with any topping you like: I love cacao nibs (these ones by Naturya are superb), berries, and/or bee pollen (as in the photo)
  4. Eat!

 

And that’s it: super simple & super nutritious (thank you avocado). It also caters to the chocoholics amongst us and is a great ‘pat on the back it’s Friday’ treat!

 

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Have you made this Chocolate Avocado Mousse recipe? I want to see/hear how you got on: put photos up on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook and don’t forget to tag us (Facebook: @Pilatespt1, Twitter: @PilatesPT, Instagram: @thepilatespt) and use the hashtag #themodelmethod

 

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Stuck for dinner ideas now? Want to make something equally as easy, nutritious, and delicious? Then check out my Pesto Courgetti, Chicken & Seeds recipe HERE

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Hollie Grant is an award-winning Pilates instructor and Personal Trainer. She is the owner of London based studio PilatesPT where, alongside her all female team, she trains clients including Jourdan Dunn and Melissa Hemsley. As the creator of The Model Method and The Model Method Online Hollie’s motivation is to change women’s relationship with their bodies and learn to love exercise.

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2 comments

  1. […] Did you enjoy this Autumn squash recipe? If so, make sure you check out my sumptuous Chocolate Avocado Mousse HERE […]

  2. Great recipe Hollie , must be delicious , Thanks ¡


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