Oh, chocolate, how I adore you….! I’ve been a hard-core chocolate lover ever since my parents (who, surprisingly, were dentists.. ) let me try it. My favourite variety has changed over the years, from milk chocolate with nuts and raisins to 70% dark chocolate with licorice and chilli – but I’m not picky, I’d really eat almost any chocolate that is
offered to me 😉
Let’s face it, however, chocolate is not all that healthy (even the dark varieties), especially not if consumed in larger quantities. And that’s just my problem: once I’ve opened a package I just cannot stop eating before I’ve finished it.
The day my friend B. served me the Express Chocolate Mousse changed my chocolate life! This soft and smooth chocolate mousse tastes heavenly – and the main ingredients are healthy. You will never guess what they are…(bananas and avocados!!)
• Bananas have a good amount of vitamins B6 and C, as well as manganese, copper, potassium and magnesium.
• As for the health benefits of avocados, they include a high amount of vitamins K (osteoporosis prevention), C, B5, B6 and E. They are a great source of dietary fibre and contain lots of antioxidants, folate, and potassium. Even though they’re quite fatty, these are healthy monounsaturated fatty acids.
• Cocoa powder contains the minerals iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc, as well as flavonoids.
Another great advantage: this chocolate mousse is super easy to make. Just put together the ingredients in a bowl, mix them a couple of minutes and that’s it!
So when the famous Chocolate Craving hits me I make a full serving and have it for dinner. Without any regrets, neither in my stomach nor in my mind!
The Extraordinary Express Chocolate Mousse
Ingredients for 1 to 2 persons
1 ripe banana
1-2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
2 Tsp. honey or maple syrup
1 Tsp. water
½ Tsp. cinnamon powder
a tiny pinch of salt
Mix all ingredients thoroughly with a hand mixer.
Sprinkle (chopped) nuts or almonds on top.
Lift right off to Chocolate Heaven.