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  • 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
  • Pinch salt
  • Fresh, seasonal fruit, such as raspberries

Chocolate Mousse Parfaits

Jennifer Brewer | Delicious Living
  • Serves: 6 people
  • Calories per serving: 247

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.

  1. 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).
  2. 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.)
  3. 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.

PER SERVING: 247 cal, 17g fat (8g mono, 5g poly, 3g sat), 0mg chol, 5g protein, 26g carb, 9g fiber, 19mg sodium

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