I love chocolate to an almost inappropriate degree. I consider it a dear friend. One I turn to when I’m feeling celebratory, or when I’m feeling sad. It’s always there with a warm, creamy, smooth embrace. But lately I am starting to wonder if my dear friend chocolate is more of a “frenemy” than a friend? I have a sneaking suspicion that my bestie chocolate likes that I need her so much. She gets really possessive. I mean god forbid I hang out with my other friends vegan vanilla cream or fresh fruit, she starts screaming in my ear like a banshee. This is textbook co-dependency. However, when I really thought about it, I realized why throw the baby out with the bath water? She has so many good qualities! She protects my heart, and keeps my skin good and reduces my stress. It’s not chocolate that’s the problem, it’s all her crappy friends that seem to follow her wherever she goes! For example, her friend Sugar might be the biggest, meanest B of them all. They say she’s “refined” as if that’s a good thing, ugh. If you read THIS post, you know how complicated my relationship with Sugar is. So my new plan is to get chocolate alone, and away from all those other nasty elements that are interfering with what could be a long, healthy and beautiful relationship with my BFF chocolate. Introduce her to a more wholesome crowd. That is where this recipe comes in. It is creamy, smooth and divinely delicious without all the garbage that chocolate generally likes to hang with. It is full of antioxidants, potassium, magnesium and healthy fats. If you love chocolate, you will love this, and the best part is you don’t have all those other little bitches like Sugar making you feel bad about yourself. You and chocolate can braid each other’s hair, talk about boys, and giggle till the sun comes up, like the true BFF’S you are.
Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse
1 Large ripe Avocado
1/2 cup pure cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1/3 cup coconut milk or almond milk (might need a tad more if your avocado is particularly dense and creamy)
1-2 Tablespoons raw honey depending on how sweet you want it (you could also use maple syrup, but reduce your liquid by a tablespoon if you do)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 medium pinch of salt
A few drops of chocolate flavored Stevia (this is optional, but pumps up the chocolate flavor and the sweetness)
Combine ingredients in a Vitamix or a Food Processor. Blend until smooth.
Top with Coconut Milk Whipped Cream and garnish with raw cacao nibs, nuts or berries.
So simple, easy, and delish.