Another reason this healthy kick is so dang difficult is that I have such a major sweet tooth. I mean, seriously, it's out of control! So, in an effor to be healthy AND eat sweets, I found this amazeball recipe. Nom.
1⁄4 cup pitted medjool dates, soaked
1⁄4 cup pure maple syrup or agave nectar
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
3⁄4 cup mashed avocados (1 1⁄2 avocados)
1⁄4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa or carob powder
1⁄4 cup water
1) Place the dates, maple syrup, and optional vanilla in a food processor fitted with the S blade and process until smooth.
2) Add the avocado and cocoa powder and process until creamy. Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
3) Add the water and process briefly. Stored in a sealed container, Chocolate Mousse will keep for three days in the refrigerator or two weeks in the freezer. Serve chilled or at room temperature.