3 Healthy Desserts Without All the Fuss

3. Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Yes, you read that correctly: Avocado Chocolate Mousse. I promise it won’t taste like you’re eating chocolate guacamole. This mousse is rich and creamy, and intensely chocolatey. You can add a dollop of whipped cream to balance out the deep chocolate flavor.


PREP TIME: 10 minutes SERVES: 2

½ cup semisweet chocolate chips 
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons milk
1 large ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch sea salt

1. Melt the chocolate. In a small microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring between each one until melted.
2. Combine the ingredients. In a small food processor, put the melted chocolate, cocoa powder, milk, avocado, vanilla, and salt. Pulse until smooth.
3. Serve. Divide the mousse evenly between two bowls. Serve and enjoy.

TIP: When choosing an avocado, you want to find one that is slightly softened but not overly so. If you pick the stem off, it should be green, not brown, underneath.
SWAP: Don’t have a ripe avocado? You can use 6 ounces of silken tofu instead. Follow the instructions as written previously. The silken tofu will easily purée in a food processor.

Per serving: Calories: 185; Total fat: 16g; Total carbs: 14g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 4g; Fiber: 8g; Sodium: 132mg