Chocolate Week: Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Since so many people out there are choco-holics, myself included, I decided to write new blog each day this week which features none other than CHOCOLATE!!!!  Make sure you come back each day to see my chocolate feature.  It may be a recipe, it may be a product from the store, or it may feature a Chicago-area treat!  Come on back for your sweets :-)

Monday: Chocolate Avocado Mousse

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Chocolate
is full of great antioxidants and is actually pretty healthy in its
unadulterated state. It's when we add cream, butter, and sugar that it
starts to get unhealthy. It may not sound intuitive to add avocado, but
it provides a delicious creamy texture, without all the saturated fat
of actual cream. The flavor of avocado is usually mild enough that you
won't even taste it with the chocolate, and you get all those
heart-smart unsaturated fats with the antioxidants in your chocolate.

  • 2 ounces dark unsweetened chocolate (70% to 85% cacao solids)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp. agave nectar (could substitute maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Microwave
chocolate in large mixing bowl until melted. Add remaining
ingredients, and mix until smooth. For best results, use a hand mixer
or food processor. Serves 2.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Nutritional information (per serving):

Calories Fat Carbs Fiber Protein
395 27 grams 39 grams 11 grams 5 grams

This is one of my friend's favorites!  The recipe comes from Team Beachbody.

Check back tomorrow for another healthy chocolate feature!!!

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  • LOVE the chocolate a week feature. I will definitely be checking in!
    Take a look at my post about 5 Minute Chocolate Cake - you will love it!

    http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chitown-foodies/2011/04/five-minute-chocolate-cake.html

  • ...and I'm sure you could healthify it for me a bit :)

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