I have a confession to make....I absolutely love chocolate. Being a pilates teacher and eating copious amounts of the stuff aren't compatible so I'm always looking at ways I can satisfy my chocolate craving whilst keeping my sugar intake low and being as healthy as possible.
So here is my version of a healthy chocolate mousse - it has no cream and no sugar- just a few simple ingredients and if I say so myself it's not bad for a healthy treat!
1 ripe avocado
1 ripe banana
1 400ml can of coconut milk
2 tbsp Cocoa powder ( I use Green & Blacks Organic as it's very rich and chocolatey!)
Put into your blender the flesh of an avocado and the banana - you can just tear into chunks. Then add the coconut milk and cocoa powder. If you're using a hand blender, stir the cocoa in before you blend as the cocoa will go everywhere if you're not careful. Switch on and whizz for a good 5 minutes until it is thoroughly mixed, you need to make sure there aren't any stray pieces of avocado floating around as it'll spoil the flavour. Spoon the mixture into four ramekins and put in the fridge for three hours so the mixture firms up. Then it's ready to eat whilst smiling saintly knowing it's actually good for you!
If you're making it for a dinner party you could serve in vintage tea cups for an extra bit of glamour! Enjoy!
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