Chocolate Avocado Protein Mousse
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 can of full-fat coconut milk
- 1/2 cup protein powder
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- Stevia powder or liquid drops
- Optional: top with cocoa nibs
Add all ingredients to a larger blender and puree everything together. Adjust ingredients and blend again to reach your desired flavor. Chill for an hour to have cold pudding or enjoy immediately if you don’t mind room temperature. Serve in small bowls topped with cocoa nibs.
Flip: Add a ½ tsp cinnamon
It doesn’t contain enough protein to be your only breakfast but it’s got enough to be a part of it or any meal or snack. Avocado adds healthy fat and provides fiber and antioxidants that reduce inflammation. Cacao powder and nibs both add antioxidants that boost recovery by reducing inflammation too. If you choose to add the cinnamon you’ve got yet another antioxidant and inflammatory reducing power food. Oh, and it’s delicious.
When to serve Chocolate Avocado Mousse:
- Pre-workout snack (low intensity)
- Breakfast (part)
Having a go-to dessert on hand is easy with this chocolate avocado mousse. You’ve got all the ingredients on hand, right? Then you’re set! If company drops in, you’ve got it covered. If you get a craving, you’ve got a solution that is still clean eating. You can’t quite get that protein in at dinner? Here’s a little boost.
If you make it and don’t tell the family it’s healthy, they’ll never know. So, if you want any for yourself, you might want to mention it.
Fun (and Delicious) Fact
Did you know that a little sweet to end a meal signals your brain you’re done? True story. If you suffer from cravings after dinner, you may actually help yourself reduce them by having a piece of chocolate, bowl of berries, or a little chocolate mousse.
When you eat right, and clean, you don’t have to skip meals, or dessert