"This chocolate mousse is the ultimate comfort food: It’s easy to digest and soothing to both body and mind, thanks to a silky texture and feel-good chemicals that boost endorphins and serotonin levels in the brain. Unlike classic mousse au chocolat, this version uses a (not-so) secret ingredient to obtain a creamy consistency: the astounding avocado! No need for cream or eggs; the avocado alone adds sultry smoothness, with the addition of dates, vanilla, cinnamon, and an optional superfood boost from carob and mesquite that accentuates the chocolate flavor without adding sugar." -- Rebecca Leffler
Mint Mousse au Chocolove:
Add 1 to 2 drops of peppermint essential oil and ½ tablespoon chopped fresh mint into the mousse and blend, then garnish with more mint leaves.Mousse au Chocole:
Add a pinch of cayenne pepper and ¼ teaspoon maca powder. Mousse au Chocorange:
Add 1 to 2 drops of orange essential oil and top with orange zest.Mousse ay Chai-Colot:
Add 1 to 2 drops of cinnamon bark essential oil and a pinch each of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, black pepper, and cardamom. Optional: Add 1 teaspoon of lucuma powder.Mousse au Chocacai:
Add 1 teaspoon of açai powder. Top with fresh berries and cacao nibs.
Recipe from Très Green, Très Clean, Très Chic: Eat (and Live!) the New Way with Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Season, copyright © Rebecca Leffler, 2015. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available wherever books are sold. theexperimentpublishing.com