Wednesday, February 26, 2014

when is a chocolate mousse not a chocolate mousse...?

When there's no chocolate!!!!!
We whipped this up a few weeks back for a dinner party and not one of our guests was the wiser (until we spilled the beans afterwards) that this was anything other than a homemade chocolate treat!
Good times....

Sneaky 'Chocolate' Mousse
*1/4 cup fresh Dates (or dried Dates soaked for 3 hours in water)  * 1/4-1/2 cup water  
*2 tblspn Raw Honey  *1/2 tsp Vanilla Paste or Vanilla Powder  *3/4 cup Avocado (approx 1 medium sized Avocado)  *1/4 cup Carob Powder

Blend dates and 1/4 cup water, honey and vanilla till soft and smooth
Add avocado and carob - blend til creamy - stopping every now and then to scrape the sides 
Add more water if need a thinner consistency
Serve with fresh berries.
Lasts around 3 days in the fridge or up to 2 weeks in the freezer

What we loved: how quick this was to put together (other than soaking the dried dates)
The texture was a true luscious 'mousse' and the flavour very rich
Knowing there was no dairy or refined sugars involved

What we didn't love as much: ours turned out just a little too sweet for our taste - next time we will try halving the honey or adding more carob

recipe courtesy of: 'Raw Food - a complete guide for every meal of the day' by Erika Palmcrantz and Irmela Lilja

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