Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse
I don’t know about you love, but to me, Valentine’s Day is synonymous with chocolate. Whether or not I've celebrated solo or with a partner, chocolate has always been a part of my V-Day plan!
I love chocolate of all varieties…chocolate bars, chocolate chip cookies (bonus points for double chocolate chip), chocolate cake, and of course my most favorite treat, chocolate mousse.
In fact, there’s a bakery in Greenwich, CT that sells the most delicious chocolate mousse cake and Ryan gets it for me every Valentine’s Day.
It’s no secret that chocolate mousse is rich in flavor and high in calories.
Traditional chocolate mousse is made with heavy cream and egg yolks, neither of which are necessarily “bad” for you, but they do have the ability to leave you feeling lethargic and overloaded after even the smallest amount.
(Case in point, I’m pretty much comatose after having one slice of the aforementioned chocolate mousse cake).
You’ve heard of vegan avocado chocolate mousse before, but I have a little secret that makes my version even lower in sugar.
Instead of simply using raw cocoa powder and dates or maple syrup, I mix in vegan chocolate protein powder to provide sweetness without the sugar (the brand I use is sweetened with stevia).
I’ve come up with plenty of tricks over the years to reduce sugar in traditional recipe, like using hot water to liquidize coconut oil for my low-sugar gluten-free granola recipe.
You’re going to love this low-sugar vegan avocado chocolate mousse recipe, and I encourage you to make it for a loved one (or yourself) this Valentine’s Day!
Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse (Serves 2)
1 scoop Sun Warrior vegan chocolate protein powder
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 tablespoons high-quality maple syrup
¼ - ½ cup coconut or almond milk
1 tsp vanilla
Pinch of sea salt
Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender or food processor and blend until creamy and smooth. You may have to stop the blender in order to stir things around. I suggest ¼ - ½ cup of nut milk because this will vary on the size of your avocado and how thick you’d like your mousse. For a richer flavor, add in a small amount of extra cocoa powder.
Top with goodies of your choice, such as raw almonds, chia seeds, coconut shavings, raspberries or strawberries, or cocoa nibs. Can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days. Enjoy!