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chocolate-avocado mousse

It’s fair to say that I’ve become obsessed with avocados. Not only do they taste great and are completely versatile, but they’re FULL of health benefits. They’re rich in vitamins A, C, and E as well as potassium and full of antioxidants. They’ve also been known to prevent cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and some forms of cancer. So with all of these great benefits, I’m finding more and more ways to incorporate them into my diet, and having no trouble doing it.

This latest recipe comes from Giada De Laurentiis. And it may sound strange to you, but trust me, it’s delicious! Chocolate and avocados, you bet! Give it a try and let me know what you think…

chocolate avocado mousse

2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
1 ripe avocado
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch kosher salt
Fresh raspberries, for garnish, optional

1. Place chocolate in a glass bowl set inside of a saucepan filled with just enough water to fill saucepan without touching bottom of bowl. Bring water to a simmer. Allow chocolate to melt completely. Set aside to cool slightly.
2. Cut avocado in half, remove and discard pit. Scoop out flesh and add to bowl of a food processor along with honey, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, salt and cooled chocolate. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping sides of bowl as needed. Spoon into serving dishes, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours. Garnish with fresh raspberries (if using) and serve.

Makes 2 small, or 1 large serving.

And for a few other (savory) ideas for avocados, try these favorites:

green goddess dip
mexican scrambled egg tortilla
avocado quesadilla
pasta with creamy avocado sauce
tortilla soup

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