Confession: I’ve been eating a lot of unhealthy desserts lately.
I manage to eat a healthy breakfast and a fairly healthy lunch….then I come home from work and eat all the sugar and chocolate in the house.
So, to try and correct this bad habit I’ve fallen back into, I decided I needed to make a healthy dessert that would stop my cravings and not be as unhealthy as eating half a bag of chocolate chips. (Ok, ok, I’ve managed to restrain myself a bit more than that…but not by much.)
I’ve seen several varieties of avocado chocolate mousse, and being ever-curious about healthy alternatives, I had to try it. I loosely followed this recipe. I just combined avocado, cocoa powder, and honey until it tasted chocolatey and sweet enough to pass as a dessert. For presentation purposes only, I dusted it with powdered sugar before serving it.
Looking back now, I just realized that I didn’t add any vanilla. Oops. I bet that would have made it taste even better. Or what about some almond extract? Mmm…
Anyway, it turned out satisfactorily. The flavour grew better and better and more and more convincing with each bite. It cannot replace chocolate fudge cake or chocolate ice cream, but it a pleasant way to eat a healthier dessert.