Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Chocolate Mousse - on a weight loss plan?

Since I have been exploring and have become fascinated with raw foods lately I tried a recipe for chocolate mousse that is delicious! But, of course it is not your regular sugar loaded artificially flavored variety. It is natural and completely raw, and since it is full of natural fat- the healthy variety- it certainly can be on a weight loss plan as well - if you do not eat too much! (and you might)

If you do not have all the right ingredients just try it with the best of what you have on hand for now and see if you like it. You can upgrade when you can afford and want to try a few more new ingredients.

The biggest test I have in mind when I try a new recipe is to try it out on my youngest, Graydon (14). I often recall the commercial of about 15 years ago. Several children gather around the breakfast table and shove a new brand of cereal in front the youngest child, Mikey. He hesitates and lifts his spoon and cautiously takes a bite. His face clears and he continues to chew in glee. All the children grab the cereal simultaneously and dig in. "If Mikey likes it-it must be good."

So I likewise tried it on my "Mikey" and it passed! What I found most humorous is I got my son to eat his most visually detestable food- what he calls "frog." Guess which ingredient that is? He, to this day, does not know what crossed his lips.

1 Hass avocado
3-4 Tablespoons raw agave or (I used) honey (agave has a lower glycemic index and is better for weight loss)
2-3 Tablespoons coconut butter (coconut oil)
1 Tablespoon fresh coconut meat (optional)
2 Tablespoons of raw cacao powder. This is pure raw chocolate powder without any added sugar-bitter if used alone) You may want to try raw carob but I think raw chocolate works really well!
1/8 t salt
1/2 cup of raw defrosted raspberries (I used raspberries that I had previously run through a juicer to remove the seeds and frozen in baggies)

Blend all well till light and fluffy. Serve chilled.

I added a little more honey to my taste and I think I also added a little more coconut because I had opened the young coconut and didn't know what else to use it do with it right away.

I'd be interested to see if anyone was able to pull raw "frog" over on their families without them knowing it. (not that deception is the goal but I found it quite amusing that you could make a delicious chocolate mouse out of an avocado without it being obvious.)


Anonymous said...

I'll have you know, that I tried this dessert and was blown away!! I made it for my husband for valentines day, and had to put down some very strict rules to keep myself from eating 1/2 of it myself before he got home! I've made a dessert that had avacado in it, and i could still taste it in the dessert - but this, it's really true, you just can't taste anything but rich chocolatty yummyness! thanks!!

Janet Langford, said...

You're welcome! I'm glad that you enjoyed it too. It blew me away as well that you couldn't tell what was the major ingredient in this recipe! Good Valentines treat-never thought of that!