A trusty sidekick. A somewhat stylish ensemble, typically made of spandex. An alter ego. A special superpower.
This dessert has all that and more (minus the spandex). Before I dive into the wonderful world of chocolate and yummy superfoods, I have to warn you that the following photos and recipe may disturb you. Yes, we're turning the concept of dessert on its head a bit, but we've also built a certain level of trust here at Pip Cooks, right?
I will not mislead your fork or your taste buds. Pinky promise.
Okay, let's do this. Tonight, we're talking about chocolate mousse. Now I have your attention. I mean, who has the willpower to reject this dreamy dessert? It's rich, creamy, super chocolatey--everything an indulgent sweet should be. The plot twist is that we're making it with (drum roll, please):
I know, you might be cringing inside, trying to wrap your brain around eating a mashup of chocolate and guacamole, but again, a little trust in this superhero dessert and you'll be blissfully surprised. So why avo? For starters, it's a heck of a lot better for you than eggs, cream and sugar, which traditional mousse uses. Secondly, they are a great source of fiber, potassium, vitamins B, E and K and are high in healthy fats. No brainer.
The second superfood in this goji (goh-jee) berries. Gojis are tiny, sun dried nutritional powerhouses native to Asia. These berries are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and trace minerals. For more information on its health properties, click here. The list is too long! We're also using raw cacao powder, another superfood, for an intense chocolate hit with yet more antioxidants, magnesium, iron and much more. These can be found in the health section of your market or online.
|Mmm, the pictures don't lie|
Take out your food processor, go out on a limb and make an amazingly healthy and satisfying dessert. I felt better after eating it. Invincible...maybe even unstoppable. In fact, I'm going to break out my superhero spandex outfit and celebrate.
Chocolate Mousse with Goji Berries
1 large avocado, pitted
1/2 cup Medjool dates,pitted and soaked for one hour
1/4 cup cacao powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
small dash of sea salt
1/2 cup filtered water
1/4 cup goji berries (or more, if desired)
1. Combine the first five ingredients in your food processor and pulse until a thick mousse is formed.
2. Scrape down the sides and with the processor running, stream in the water, until it is fully emulsified.
3. Transfer the mousse into a serving bowl and fold in the berries, saving some on the side for garnish.
4. Serve in individual bowls or glasses and garnish with the berries and fresh mint.