Raw Chocolate Avocado Mousse

(Gluten and Dairy Free!)

If you enjoy chocolate, but still want to be healthy, this is a awesome dessert! This is also a wonderful blood sugar balancing treat! This mousse is filled with  “good fat” (avocado and coconut), which helps to slow the absorption of the sugar into the blood stream.



Ingredients:  (these are not set in stone, taste and add to your personal palate!)

  • 3 avocados
  • 5 T raw cocoa powder
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 3 T coconut milk (add more  to your desired consistency)
  • 4 T pure maple syrup, or honey ( add more if you like sweet)
  • 3 dates
  • 1 T natural vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Remove the seed from the avocado, scoop out the avocado into the food processor (or blender).
  • Add the coconut milk, dates, maple syrup, cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon and blend.
  • Add more coconut milk to your desired consistency.
  • Continue to blend until smooth.
  • Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes and serve. (You can even freeze it for a cool and refreshing frozen pudding, or make it thinner for an awesome frosting alternative.)
  • Top with chia seeds, sea salt, nuts, shredded coconut, fresh berries and fruit!
  • May even add to a nut pie crust !!!

Pure maple syrup:  a natural sweetener that is filled with minerals such as manganese and the antioxidant zinc. Both manganese and zinc are crucial to supporting the immune system!

Raw cocoa: raw cacao seems to be the #1 source of magnesium of any food. This is likely the primary reason women crave chocolate during the menstrual cycle. Magnesium balances brain chemistry, builds strong bones, and combats depression.  Magnesium is the most deficient major mineral on the Standard American Diet (SAD); over 80% of Americans are chronically deficient in Magnesium! Scientific studies of the effects of dark chocolate indicate that it stimulates the release of endorphins in the human body. As a result, dark chocolate may have an anti-depressant effect. The Mayo Clinic says other studies suggest the antioxidants in dark chocolate help to reduce high blood pressure and improve circulation.


ENJOY!!!!

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About Skinny Fat Kids

I am a fat kid at heart. I don’t start a day without planning a meal; whether it is cooking with friends or trying out a new spot. It might have something to do with being a Mexican/Italian.. Since I was young I loved to help out in the kitchen and was open to all types of food. I appreciate what cooking comes along with… Family, friends and times you will never forget. Food for me is something that you can make taste good even though it is healthy! People have no idea how easy it is to throw together a perfectly well balanced meal that provides them with all the essential nutrients one needs. Each of us have your unique genetic needs, tastes, backgrounds which can be factored into your food and nutrition plan. “Change is one constant in our lives.” You can rid disease and illness through food. Food is something people do not clearly understand. I strongly believe in cooking with local, seasonal, organic, and nutrient-rich ingredients as best as you can. It is essential to eat only grass fed dairy and meat because they provide more essential nutrients as well as high levels of vitamins. Having a garden and knowing where your food comes from is essential! I owe a lot to my mom who many can attest that she is a GREAT entertainer. She seems to always be having a “dinner party” and always throws together something delicious. My objective in this blog is to share my love and knowledge of food and cooking with all you peeps. I want to give you all ideas on how easy it is to eat healthy and make food taste good. I want the standard american diet to be something of the past… TBC
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