Fit & Foodie: Chocolate – Avocado Mousse

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A Treat for Your Taste Buds & Your Heart!

Are you looking for something chocolaty to satisfy your sweet tooth? Or, maybe you’re trying hard to stick to your health goals, but are daydreaming of a decadent treat?

In this latest edition of “Fit & Foodie,” Chef Justin Bart has whipped together a delicious and nutritious Chocolate-Avocado Mousse. And if you’re wondering why adding an avocado and dark chocolate is a good idea, Nutritionist Heidi Shoemaker will fill you in. Bon appétit!

Chocolate-Avocado Mousse
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Servings6people
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  • 3 avocados
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • raspberries for garnish
Servings6people
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  • 3 avocados
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • raspberries for garnish
Recipe Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate using a double boiler or a bowl over a pot with simmering water. Using a rubber spatula, stir the chocolate until it’s smooth and fully melted.
  2. Place the melted chocolate, vanilla, cocoa powder, agave nectar, almond milk and avocado in a mixer or food processor. Mix until smooth and use your spatula to scrape the sides of the mixer.
  3. Portion the mousse into your glass or bowl and refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight.
  4. Garnish with fresh raspberries and serve.
Recipe Notes
Justin BartJustin Bart
Justin Bart’s love of food quickly transformed into a love of the job — especially the fast pace of the kitchen and the instant gratification he receives as a chef. He’s a fourth generation Reno resident and a self-taught chef who was recently recognized as the 2014 High Sierra Chefs Association’s Chef of the Year. Justin has a personal belief when it comes to providing food at a hospital: Keep it close to home.“You can heal with food, but I think a lot of people lose that. We get in a hurry so we cook more microwave things or hit the drive-thru. But I think if you can have at least one healthy meal a day, you are going in the right direction.”
 
Heidi ShoemakerHeidi Shoemaker
Heidi Shoemaker, RD, NASM-CPT has been a Registered Dietitian with Renown for 18 years, including both the clinical and outpatient counseling setting as well as teaching the Weight Loss Program for 18 years. Her current clinical focus is pediatrics/PICU, cystic fibrosis and neurology. She has been a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine since 2006. When Heidi isn’t working, she likes to enjoy the outdoors, especially the Lake Tahoe area.

4 COMMENTS

    • Hi Joe, The recipe makes 6 servings at 1/2 cup each. Having sampled the end result, this recipe is really outstanding. I hope you get a chance to make it and try it! Thanks so much for reading BestMEDICINE, Kat
  1. Can you please provide the nutritional information. This Valintines treat looks yummy, but as a Weight Watcher the information would help greatly.
    • Hi Danette, Thank you for your comments and feedback! I have forwarded your comment onto one of our Nutritionists and will get back to you with further information on this recipe as soon as possible. Additionally, I think the nutritional information in our recipes would be helpful and I will look into adding those into our future "Fit & Foodie" segments. Thank you for reading BestMEDICINE! Kat

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