Turning avocados into a velvety mousse is genius; your guests will never guess the secret, superhealthy ingredient, which is loaded with lutein, beta-carotene, and vitamin E. Cocoa contains heart-healthy flavanols, important for circulation. Make a double batch of the crunchy topping to sprinkle on oatmeal or yogurt; it’s a rich source of healthy fats and fiber.
Recipe Ingredient Details:
2 large ripe avocados
1/2 cup raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup agave or brown rice syrup (or more to taste)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (toasted)
2 pitted dates (chopped)
2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Fresh, seasonal fruit, such as raspberries
Purée avocado, cacao powder, agave or syrup, and vanilla in a food processor until silky smooth. Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to use (up to 3 days).
In a clean food processor, combine flaxseed, walnuts, dates, coconut, cinnamon, and salt; pulse until crumbly. Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to use, or up to 7 days. (Makes 1 scant cup.)
Layer 1 tablespoon mousse at the bottom of each parfait glass. Layer in fresh fruit and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon coconut mixture. Divide remaining mousse among glasses; top with more fresh fruit and 1 tablespoon coconut mixture.
Recipe Additional Notes:
PER SERVING: 247 cal, 17g fat (8g mono, 5g poly, 3g sat), 0mg chol, 5g protein, 26g carb, 9g fiber, 19mg sodium
Tue, 2011-07-19 19:22