Paleo Challenge Day 7

Thanks to Gail for providing the recipes this weekend!

Avocado Mousse

4 ripe avocados
1 cup agave nectar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Cup open avocados and scoop out the insides. Combine with other ingredients and blend until smooth. I tried blending everything in a blender first, but it kept getting stuck, so I transferred everything to a mixing bowl and used an electric mixer, which took care of all the small avocado chunks.

I would recommend cutting the avocado into small pieces to make it more manageable. Would probably work well in a food processor also. Though using avocados as a dessert base may sound odd, they provide a creamy texture with just a hint of exotic flavor. I often find vegan desserts to be dry and bland, but this mousse was excellent, especially when served with fresh berries. And with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, which help lower cholesterol, it’s 100% guilt-free!