This raw chocolate mousse, with added ginger and orange takes minutes to prepare, and is a healthful way to enjoy chocolate.

Raw Chocolate Mousse

Raw Chocolate Mousse

This is a twist on the standard avocado, banana, chocolate (ABC) mousse, but with added spices and flavour.  Ginger is a great anti-inflammatory spice, orange makes this taste like a chocolate orange, and well cardamom is just there to prove I know that it is a trendy spice to go with chocolate (actually because they both have citrus notes).

Recipe adapted from The Rawtarian

Magnesium Rich Chocolate, Orange & Ginger Mousse
 
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This raw chocolate mousse, with added ginger and orange takes minutes to prepare, and is a healthful way to enjoy chocolate.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Raw
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe large avocado
  • 2 medium banana
  • 6 Tbs melted coconut oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • Ginger juice (from 1 Tbs fresh grated ginger)
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa)
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • Pinch salt
  • [Optional 2 Tbs maple syrup, or more to taste]
Instructions
  1. Place the avocado & banana flesh, coconut oil, orange juice (reserve zest till later) and ginger juice in the high-speed blender, and blend until a smooth mousse-like texture forms, and all the green of the avocado is dispersed. You may need to scrape down the sides with a spatula.
  2. Add in the cacao, cardamom and salt and blend again until fully incorporated. Add maple syrup to taste and transfer to individual serving glasses.
  3. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes until the coconut oil firms up the mousse. The texture should be like a decadent French pot au chocolat.
  4. Decorate with the orange zest and serve.
Notes
To get your ginger juice, grate a Tbs of ginger, place the gratings in some cheesecloth (or between your fingers) and squeeze out the juice. This is a great way of getting fresh ginger juice for your tea too.

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