When you pick a spouse, you pick a partner for life. You pick someone to share the smiles and the tears with, someone that will be your rock when you need it, and in turn you will be their rock too. Often, you pick someone with similar interests so you can spend the weekends hiking, dancing, gaming or movie-watching. I picked a spouse that loves to cook.
The love of my life enjoys the kitchen just as much as I do – we can crank up the music, open a bottle of red, and spend hours creating culinary adventures that we want to share with the community we love.
Tonight, she props me up. She’s my rock. I had a recipe to post, lemon-rosemary stuffed chicken, but I wasn’t feeling it. While the chicken was enjoyable, it didn’t speak to me. That post will follow. Knowing I was eager to post, but exhausted from a sleepless night and a long day at the office, my good lady wife has surprised me with a guest post. With that, I present to you, a vegan, sugar-free delight, Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Fresh Raspberries, guest written by my better half, who blogs at This American Mama.
Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Fresh Raspberries (Dairy Free)
Some times it’s late at night and you just want something yummy and sweet. The hardest part for me is how to remain somewhat healthy, but still satisfy this urge.
One of my favorite foods in the world is avocados. Avocados are mild and sweet enough to blend seamlessly with chocolate. Now, I know what you are thinking, “She can’t be serious, avocados and chocolate…yuck!”. This is exactly what I thought until I discovered something tonight, they are actually the best of friends.
Now, hold on tight and get ready to appease any chocolate craving as you hear all about this Chocolate Avocado Mousse.
You will need the following ingredients
- 2 large avocados
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup agave nectar (plus more to taste if you want it really sweet)
- 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract (you could also put in 1 1/2 tsp. of almond extract if you want)
- Dash of cinnamon
- 1/2 pint fresh raspberries, for garnish
Throw this all in the blender and pulse until you have a decadent chocolate mouse. Pour into a martini glass if you want to be fancy or a paper cup (if you are eating this on your couch while watching Grey’s Anatomy, like I am).
Add some free raspberries on top and enjoy your vegan treat! No eggs, no cream, no white sugar….just pure bliss!