Chocolate Avocado Mousse
This recipe will make roughly 4 -5 servings (depending on size of serving) and is very smooth and quick to make. Be careful though, it’s very “chocolatey” but it’s also a healthy indulgence.
4 Avocados, peeled and cut up
1/3 cup coconut nectar
½ cup raw cacao (use a little bit less if you want a softer,
more subtle chocolate taste)
1 and ½ tsp ground cinnamon
2 vanilla beans (split the bean and scrape out the insides)
1 tsp organic vanilla extract
¼ tsp sea salt
Remove the avocado “meat”, then mash it and place in a food processor (you can try a blender although I haven’t tried that yet).
Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor.
Puree until all ingredients are well mixed together. Note: you’ll probably have to stop and scrape down the sides of the food processor a few times.
When finished, either eat it right away or store and refrigerate in a glass container.
This dessert in high in Vitamin A which strengthens the immune system. It’s also high in potassium which is an important mineral for proper functioning of the heart, muscles and cells. The coconut nectar offers the benefits of coconut’s healthy, medium chain fatty acids as well.
This recipe makes 5 servings: Per serving: Calories=245, Unsat Fat=18gr, Sat Fat-3gr, Carbs=20 minus Fiber=10gr= Net Carbs=10gr
Low Carb Cacao (Chocolate) Fudge
I made and tested several batches of this low carb fudge to make it the tastiest, low carb, healthy version of fudge as possible. Of course, my family was quite happy to be my “test subjects” as I kept tweaking this recipe.
If there’s one thing this recipe brings to mind, it’s that it’s often simple to take an existing “normal” recipe (that’s too high in carbs for diabetics) and change it into not only a lower carb one, but one that also includes healthy ingredients. This recipe is also fast and easy to make. Let’s have a go at it:
(2) tablespoons Cacao powder
(3) tablespoons softened organic butter
(4) tablespoons softened organic cream cheese
(2) teaspoons organic vanilla extract
(1) tablespoon Organic heavy cream
½ cup organic Coconut butter
(2) tablespoons Coconut nectar
(1) ounce chopped walnuts
Allow both the butter and cream cheese to soften outside of the refrigerator for at least ½ hour before using. If still not soft enough, place these ingredients in the microwave for around 30 seconds or so to soften sufficiently.
Next, use a hand mixer to blend the butter/cream cheese mixture until it’s smooth with no lumps.
Add and mix the coconut butter and cacao powder to the butter/cream cheese until all 4 ingredients are mixed thoroughly
Add all remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly
Place in refrigerator for roughly two hours to let the fudge set.
Makes 16 pieces: Nutritional value per one piece: Calories=70, Fats=7gr, Unsat fat=6.37gr, Carbs=2.5gr, Fiber=.77, Net carbs=1.73, Protein=1gr