Going dairy-free is easy for me most of the time. However, I struggle at times when it comes to dessert.
Over the weekend I was researching new recipes and I couldn’t pass up this great recipe in Practical Paleo for Moo-less Chocolate Mousse. I was even more excited when I realized I had all of the ingredients in the kitchen. (Don’t you hate when you find a recipe and then you need to buy most of the ingredients).
This recipe involves only a few ingredients and will satisfy your chocolate craving without providing the dairy.
Moo-less Chocolate Mousse
2 ripe avocados
1/4 unsweetened cacao powder
2-4 tablespoons coconut milk
1 ripe banana (optional)
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup or softened honey (optional to taste and may not be necessary if the banana is sweet enough)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
Scoop out the flesh of the avocado into a food processor or mash by hand. Add the cacao powder, coconut milk, ripe banana, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and sea salt, and process until creamy, whipped, and well blended.
Serve in individual dishes or bowls. Garnish with cacao nibs, toasted hazelnuts, or coconut. (I didn’t have any of these).
This recipe reminded me that you can obtain the same taste that you crave in a healthy manner.
I hope you will try and enjoy!
Sheryl is a transition coach, trainer and speaker from Lexington Kentucky. As the author of the blog How to Make A Life, she uses her own life and journey as a blueprint to help others find motivation, inspiration and hope for a healthy and happy life. About Twitter Instagram Pinterest