Feb 21, 2015

Paleo Chocolate Mousse

Paleo Chocolate Mousse
Hey everyone, I've got a special treat for you today.  As most of you already know, I follow quite a strict Paleo-style diet and I've seen some amazing health and wellbeing benefits due to changing the way I eat.  Every now and then though, I still feel like treating myself to something totally indulgent, so I decided to try making my own Paleo chocolate mousse.  I'd seen recipes floating around the net and I gave a few a try, but I wanted something quick and easy, with simple ingredients.  My kids and hubby aren't big fans of the strong flavour of coconut cream, so my aim was to create a mousse with coconut milk (not the cream).

It took me quite a few tries to perfect the recipe, but I finally got there and it was well worth the wait (not that I minded all the taste testing I got to do in the meantime).  This mousse is made with avocado so it has excellent nutritional value and is sweetened with a small amount of maple syrup so it won't leave you feeling like you have a sugar overload.  To be honest, it's so guilt-free that I sometimes eat if for lunch.

It is made with a handful of cashews, but the recipe probably does work just as well without the cashews if you can't eat the nuts.   You will need a good food processor, I use my Vitamix.

For 1 large serving of decadent Paleo chocolate mousse:


3/4 of a ripe avocado
2 heaped tablespoons of cacao
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
1/2 cup of coconut milk
one handful of dry roasted cashews


Place all the ingredients in your food processor and mix.  You might need to stop the processor and scrape down the sides occasionally.

That's it! That's all there is to it, it's so super easy. Now go and enjoy mamas!  Of course, as always, I'd love to hear how it goes if you give it a try :)