Healthy Chocolate Mousse – 3 variations

Hi, Happy Friday! 😉 Have you ever tried to make those healthy chocolate mousses and puddings that I see pop up on the web and instagram all over the place now? I tried my first batch about a months ago – and was hooked. My goodness, it tasted soooo amazingly, surprisingly good! Even though I used avocado only, it was still amazing. Anyways, in the meantime, I came across a couple of variations of this recipe and wanted to share 3 of them with you today that I tested and compared against each other.

The good thing about all these chocolate mousses is that they are completely “clean” and only made with ingredients that are good for you, like avocado, bananas, dates – and of course, most importantly, cacao, an amazing Superfood! What is really important not to confuse “cacao” with “cocoa”. They are very similar, but only cacao contains all the great Superfood health benefits, as cocoa is only the watered-down version of it basically:

Cacao vs. Cocoa

Also, try to buy RAW cacao. So, ok, let’s go down to the recipes now, shall we? 😉

1) Chocolate pudding version with avocado and  banana, adapted from Glow in Japan

Ingredients  (for 2)

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp milk of your choice (almond, coconut, etc.)
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • Dash anilla
  • Dash cinnamon
  • Dash sea salt

Preparation

Put all ingredients into a food processor/ blender until they are all well mixed together and the consistency is good. It will look like this first mousse:

Choc-pudding-1

2) Chocolate pudding version with avocado and dates, adapted from GMO free girl (by the way, please check out the blog of this really sweet woman – her pictures and recipes are amazing!! Really great background about her blog too)

Ingredients (for many portions :-) )

  • 4 avocados
  • 2 cups Medjool dates, soaked in water for 30-45 minutes
  • 10 Tablespoons cacao powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Agave nectar
  • 3 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup filtered water

Preparation

  • Soak the dates in a bowl of filtered water for about 30-45 minutes, until softened, remove the dates from the water, rinse, and cut in half to remove the pit
  • Place all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend away for about 2 minutes, you might need to shake the blender cup from time to time to ensure all ingredients mix well
  • It will look like the second mousse in the picture:

Choc-pudding-2

3) Chocolate pudding version with silken tofu, adapted from Pure Form Fitness Kitchen

Ingredients (for 4)

  • 300g silken tofu
  • 4 heaped tbsp of raw cacao powder
  • 1 heaped teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp agave

Preparation

Put all ingredients into a food processor/ blender until they are all well mixed together and the consistency is good. It will look like the third mousse in the picture:

Choc-pudding-3

Conclusion: They were all super yummy and tasty! I am glad I tried the version with silken tofu too, as it tasted quite different to the ones with avocado. However, it is a bit more runny – as you can also see in the picture. I also liked the version with dates due to it’s thick consistency and the chunks I could still feel (I probably also didn’t have such a good food processor as GMO free girl, she used a Vitamix, that helps – but I did like the chunks though). The one with avocado and banana was smoother .

Well, if I were you, I would try them all – and eat them all together!  :-) Like I did:

Choco-pudding-Trio-ws

Let me know what you think! Which one did you try? Or do you have even another version to share? Thanks! :-)

Oh, and here is one more if those 3 above are not enough: Emily from this Rawsome Vegan Life makes it with almond butter and raisins. Looks also super yummy! :-)

Choco pudding from Rawsome Vegan Life

Image from: This Rawsome Life

Comments

  1. stacilys says

    Hey Sylvia, I made number 1 of this post last night. I had planned during the afternoon to do so, but didn’t get around to it until late night. So then, I ended up having to do it by what I remembered (not by computer), and looks like I did. I just forgot the cinnamon. It was yummy and I have some left over for later. Yeah!
    Blessings =)
    Staci

    • superfoodista says

      Hi Staci, so nice to hear you tried the recipe! 😉 You don’t really need the cinnamon, in fact I found you don’t really taste it anyways 😉 I was wondering, did you use the “big” avocado, the green one or the Hass avocado type, the smaller ones? I think in Brazil the bigger ones are more widely available, right? I used the small ones, but a few months back, I tried the big one as well and it’s super nice! It tastes more “light” than the small one and I can imagine it being great for this type of mousse. hugs, Sylvia

      • stacilys says

        Hi Sylvia, I totally forgot to respond to this. Remembered today. Yes, I used the “big” avocado, the green one. I have never seen the Hass avocados here. This recipe was the first dessert recipe I’ve tried with it. However, my hubby and I love to make guacamole out it. Sooooo yummy. Here in Brazil avocado is prepared for sweet dishes. Like an avocado ‘vitamina’ (smoothy). It’s really weird for a Brazilian to eat avocado as a savory dish. My hubby is really open though and loves experimenting with all types of ethnic foods.
        Blessings =)
        P.S. Did your boyfriend know what ‘goma de madioca’ was or ‘beiju’?

        • superfoodista says

          Hi Staci! Haha, for me it was rather the other way round the first time I tried the avocado vitamin – it was weird for me to have it NOT savory! 😉 Funny, no, how different the perceptions are. Now I love avocado no matter how it is prepared! Ha, I know the expression “vitamina” – I always have to make a banana “vitamina” for my boyfriend 😉 I did not ask him yet about goma de mandioca or beiju, because he is traveling for work in Brazil right now, but when he gets back, I’ll ask him for sure!! 😉
          Thanks again for the tip! beijos, Sylvia

          • stacilys says

            Hahaha. My hubby drinks a banana vitamina every morning too. Very Brazilian thing to do. My daughter loves them as well. My son used to. I think he just got sick of so many of them.
            Blessings =)

  2. Tammi says

    You are so sweet Sylvia!! I feel the same about you and your blog and ig feed too! Such real beauty! Thanks for using one of mine in the comparison. Your food pictures always come out amazing. :)

    • superfoodista says

      Thank you so much Tammi!! Your recipe was sooo good! I was amazed by the natural sweetness the dates can add to the pudding – yummy! 😉 I have really discovered them as a natural sweetener for dishes, also love to add them to my smoothies now 😉 Thanks again for this great recipe and being in touch! Love it, feeling inspired by your blog and ig! 😉 hugs, Sylvia

  3. ericam95 says

    Thanks for the link! Avocado chocolate mousse is certainly a favourite dessert (and breakfast!) of mine. Love your blog by the way, it is gorgeous!
    Erica x

    • superfoodista says

      You are welcome! And thank you so much!! Love your blog too – just went to have a closer look 😉 We use the same theme… 😉 Your yoga picture is amazing – you are really good! I love yoga too. Very nice topic of your blog, I believe int positive thinking and attitude too! hugs, Sylvia

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