Friday, July 20, 2012

Raw Food Nom Noms

I have been on a "I want to eat/be healthy" kick lately, but it's been extremely difficult, as my hubby eats meat and I don't. I hate fixing two separate meals, as one usually takes awhile. I really need to get better about planning and preparing meals ahead of time. Any and all advice is welcomed....

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.

Don't get grossed out by the ingredients. I swear, it's money!

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.

Bon apetite!


  1. So interesting!! I might have to try it.

  2. Does the taste of the avocado get masked? I love avocado, but can't imagine it in a dessert!

  3. Lisa, it actually didn't too me. I was skeptical, but it's actually pretty good. I mean, I'm not going to lie, the real stuff, with the cream and butter and all that jazz is TO DIE FOR, but this is a great, healthy alternative! :)