5 minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse

This creamy rich mousse will satisfy your sweet tooth and give you energy for hours. It is full of healthy fats and antioxidants. Using a base of avocado and dates, it is a simple recipe that can be made for 1 or 2 people in a flash.

Avocados are a unique fruit, high in fat rather than carbohydrates and sugar. They are nutrient dense containing high amounts of potassium (more than a banana), folate, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, E, K, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, and zinc. The monounsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid) in avocados promote heart health, have no cholesterol, prevent cancer, maintain weight, balance appetite, and reduce inflammation. Avocados are especially great for fighting breast and ovarian cancer thanks to their oleic acid. They are also more resistant to oxidation by heat so it is ok to use this oil in cooking without destroying the all the benefits. Include this superfood in your diet when you can. You won’t regret it.

Raw cacao (which is what I use) is the pure, unheated version of the ground cacao bean. The cacao fruit tree bears the cacao pods which have inside them the cacao beans, from which cacao and cocoa products are made. The beans can be chopped up into cacao nibs, melted into cacao paste, or have the cacao butter extracted from the fatty outer lining on the inside of the bean before the rest of the bean is made into cacao powder. Cacao retains more nutrients than cocoa because it’s unprocessed state helps to keep them intact. Raw cacao can have a bitter taste, while dutch cocoa alkalizes the bitterness and is great for baking. Both cacao and cocoa have an impressive profile of benefits. It’s no wonder these prized beans were used a a trade currency going back thousands of years to their native lands of Latin and South America.

Raw cacao has over 300 different chemical compounds, is a leading antioxidant superfood (in the top 10), and has a list of nutrients that include protein, fiber, essential fatty acids, calcium, riboflavin, carotene, thiamin, magnesium, sulfur, and flavonoids. The naturally occurring phytochemicals and antioxidants help to combat, reverse, and prevent diseases including cancer, fight free radicals and protect cells from damage, lower bad cholesterol, reduce inflammation, and promote heart health. Cacao also has aphrodisiac properties, uplifting ones emotional state by producing serotonin, phenethylamine, endorphins, and neurotransmitters, that help with focus, pain relief, depression, euphoria, and feelings of bliss. If you’re not an addict of this stuff, just eat more, you will be.

5 minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse

Yields: 2 servings

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tbsp coffee, cold brew coffee, or espresso
  • 7-10 Medjool dates, remove pits yourself (if they are not soft soak in hot water for 10 minutes then drain)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa or cacao powder
  • 6 heaping tbsp peanut butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • optional; cacao nibs for topping
  • peanut butter for garnish

Blend all ingredients until it's completely whipped. If you need to add more nut milk to loosen it up for blending then add it very slowly. If you need to thicken it, add more dates. Garnish with cacao nibs and a spoonful of peanut butter.

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
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