Melissa's Cuisine: Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Monday, April 21, 2014

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

This decadent chocolate mousse has a surprising list of ingredients! It's rich and chocolately and you'd never guess how healthy it is!
Melissa's Cuisine:  Vegan Chocolate Mousse
One of my favorite things about the Secret Recipe Club is that I get a chance to step out of my comfort zone.  This month I was assigned to a vegan blog, We Heart Vegan.  At first I was a little nervous as a lot of the recipes were way out of my comfort zone.  

However, last week, I took part in a clean eating challenge.  It was an eye-opener for me about how much junk I eat and how easy it is to eat real food.  I thought my diet was fairly healthy, but last week made me realize I have plenty of room for improvement.  Plus, I lost 5 pounds!  Maybe going vegan wouldn't be so bad after all...
Melissa's Cuisine:  Vegan Chocolate Mousse

I love desserts, especially chocolate, so that was one of the hardest parts about my clean eating challenge.  I continued to search Brittany's blog for the perfect recipe and when I came across her recipe for Vegan Chocolate Mousse, I knew I'd found it.  I am using more and more avocados and this was a fun way to incorporate them into my diet again.  I did find some other delicious recipes on We Heart Vegan, and I'm sure I'll be trying a lot of them!

This mousse is smooth and creamy.  It's extremely chocolately, and you'd never know it's made with avocado.  I made mine in my food processor, so I was able to blend the avocado until it was completely smooth.  Brittany gives directions in her original recipe if you don't have a food processor.  I did find the mousse to be quite sweet, so I would recommend cutting the amount of sweetener down.  I used agave nectar instead of coconut nectar because that's what I have in the house.  If you think the mousse may be too sweet, start with a lesser amount and add more if necessary.  Enjoy!

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Serves 3-4

Ingredients:

3 large avocados
1/2 cup agave nectar
5 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla

1.  Remove the flesh from the avocados and cut into cubes.

2.  Place all ingredients in your food processor and puree until smooth.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Source:  We Heart Vegan

13 comments:

  1. I love this recipe! I'm headed towards 100% vegan but I have yet to give up fish, lol. That's going to be the tough one. I'm visiting from Flour Me With Love, very happy to have found your beautiful blog.

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  2. I normally don't cook vegan, but this chocolate mousse sounds wonderful. Great SRC post

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  3. Several years ago, I attended a "raw" chef demo and she made a mousse similar to this. I have yet to go back and try it. It is time. This looks FABULOUS!!!

    Chris (melecotte.com)

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  4. We don't follow the vegan meals but my curiosity is spiked w/ using avocado's. Pinning
    Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterst Party

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  5. You found a great recipe to make for not being vegan! I've tried this one too and LOVED it! I used agave too and can't remember how much, but I do now coconut nectar is less sweet so that's probably why there was a larger amount. I love your photos - looks so creamy and delicious!

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  6. I've made something like this before and it is my FAVORITE chocolate pudding now.

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  7. Interesting. Avocado and chocolate.

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    1. Looks yummy! I love chocolate and am eager to try this.
      Angie (kitchenhospitality.com)

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  9. Ooh, yum! The avocado probably made the texture amazingly smooth. Thanks for sharing, pinning now :-)

    Ashley @ PioneerMomma.com

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  10. Interesting avocado, need to get some cocoa, visiting from the Weekend reTreat. Would love for you to share on Real Food Fridays.
    http://yourlife7.blogspot.com/2014/04/real-food-fridays-35-link-up.html

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  11. Great Dessert! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. If you like to maintain a good health, you should take Keto diet. No side effect of this Keto diet.

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