Living without gluten, casein, soy, eggs and peanuts. Living with ASD and ADHD. Life is good!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

The April issue of Eating Well has a series of recipes featuring avocado.  Their recipe for Chocolate Avocado Shake caught my eye.   The girls love the Chocolate Avocado Pudding I make, and a shake sounded very appealing.  So I made it with a few small changes.  Surprisingly, it turned out less like than a shake and more like a mousse, which I love!  I'm happy enough with this to not ever turn it into a shake.  The girls were very happy with it too, they didn't even mind the fact that I put avocado in it.  Serve this cold with chocolate chips, fresh berries, or whipped "cream" of your choice for a light dessert.

1 large ripe avocado, flesh scooped out of the skin
1 (14.5oz) can coconut milk (full-fat, not lite)
3 generous tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 tbsp. Enjoy Life chocolate chips, melted*
2 tsp. vanilla extract
12 ice cubes

To a blender add the avocado flesh, coconut milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, melted chocolate chips and vanilla.  Puree until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.  Taste and add maple syrup to your taste, if it needs a little sweetening.  Add the ice cubes and puree until thick and light.  Spoon into serving dishes and serve with a topping of your choice.

*To melt chocolate chips in a microwave:  microwave on high 30 seconds, then stir until all the chips are melted and smooth.  To melt chocolate chips on the stove:  Heat chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat until the chips look soft, remove from  heat and stir until melted and smooth.


Anonymous said...

Have you had your girls allergy IgG tested.... My brother is 51, was diagnosed bipolar... Just found out allergies. Casein, oats, cocoa, almonds, yeast, peppers... And more...

My brothers life to now has been in suffering. I see all the recipes you make. Have so many things in them... He couldn't eat a lot. Thank you for your blog They do testing without dr orders. They have dr there....

Erin said...

Yes, we've had the allergy testing. One girl has strictly IgG reactions, the other has IgG and IgE reactions. I'm sorry to hear your brother has so many sensitivities. I hope he gets he feels better soon.