Celeste Inspires | Yoga Studio In Downtown Toronto ON

     

Chocolate Avocado Mousse Recipe

A Yoga House Favourite—Chocolate Yoga

Ingredients

  • 3 avocados
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup, or 1 – ¼ cup soft dates (as an alternative sweetener).
  • 1 tbsp non-alcohol vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup organic cocoa powder (add a touch more for “darker” chocolate) adding more to taste if needed
  • 1 pint strawberries or raspberries
  • Fresh mint leaves

Technique

  • If you are using dates: pit the dates and cover with fresh water to soften for 5 to 15 minutes.
  • In a food processor: blend avocados with sweet ingredients, and vanilla until smooth. 
  • Spoon in cocoa powder and blend until creamy.
  • Layer with fresh berries in a wine glass and top with fresh mint
  • Will stay fresh in sealed container in fridge 3-4 days (I freeze it for 2 months!)

Crumble Crust:

  • ½ cup almonds, soaked in fresh water for 8 hours
  • ¾ cup pecans
  • ¾ cup walnuts
  • 4 – 6 soft dates pitted
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • Pinch sun dried sea salt

Technique:

  • In a food processor: Chop nuts into a fine meal.
  • Add dates and maple or honey and chop until well mixed
  • Add cinnamon and a pinch of salt
  • The texture should be crumbly and sticky.
  • Press evenly into a pie plate
  • Sliced strawberries or bananas can be layered into the bottom of the pie crust
  • Spread the mousse evenly into the pie crush and generously top with fresh berries
  • and mint