This post is sponsored by Vitamix. All opinions are my own.
I’m deep into holiday food season, both on the blog and in in real life. This week, we have our holiday cookie contest at work. I came in third place last year with my rendition of double chocolate mint cookies (they were grain-free, so it was a challenging recipe to perfect!), and I’m hoping to enter another winning treat this year. (Clearly, I love chocolate, hence why today’s Avocado Chocolate Mousse is heavy on the cocoa.) I have a few ideas, so be sure to follow along on my Instagram stories if you’d like to see what I whip up, and what the other dietitians make too!
Aside from that, Will and I kicked off our own holiday baking season this weekend by overworking our oven with some favorite family recipes. Plus, I’ve been having a blast creating festive nosh for the blog, like the Delicata Squash and Kale with Lemon Tahini, Roasted Garlic Dipping Oil, and Apricot and Pistachio Holiday Bark.
But my absolute FAVORITE holiday recipe so far is today’s Avocado Chocolate Mousse that I made in partnership with Vitamix! It’s creamy, it’s dreamy, and it’s 100% dairy-free.
By now, you might have read why I love Vitamix blenders, especially the Vitamix E310, in my other sponsored posts (if not, check ’em out here and here). But I can’t emphasize enough how much I love this product. The E310 is the perfect size for small to medium batches of my favorite blender recipes, and did I mention how easy it is to clean?
With a drop of soap and some warm water, you can run the blade and clean the blender in what feels like no time at all. Believe me, I did this after I whipped up today’s mousse, and there wasn’t a drop of chocolate in sight!
Do you have any cooking lovers in your life who would love the E310 as much as I do?! Well, good news if you do! As part of their Make Merry holiday campaign, Vitamix is offering a special deal on the E310. Don’t miss out on this limited time offer (11/17/17-1/7/18). A Vitamix is the perfect gift for any foodie!
Oh and if you aren’t already following me on Instagram, click that follow button fast! I’ll be running a giveaway with Vitamix later this week, and you won’t want to miss out on this.
Ok, so what about today’s recipe?! Oh boy, it’s a treat. I know it may seem scary to add avocado to dessert, but fear not my friends. The ‘cado adds the perfect degree of creaminess, and with unsweetened cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla, you won’t even remember it’s there. I really couldn’t believe how much the texture resembles traditional chocolate mousse.
This recipe is suitable for vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets. Top it with pomegranate seeds and pistachios for a festive look!
Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Whip up this dairy-free dessert in under 5 minutes. You won't believe how much it resembles traditional chocolate mousse!
- 2 large avocados
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Combine ingredients in blender, and blend for ~30 seconds-1 minute or until smooth. You may need to add more almond milk to help with blending.
Serve cold, topped with pistachios and pomegranate seeds, or non-dairy whipped cream. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts per serving: 391 kcal, 32 g fat, 33 g carb (19 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 7 g protein
*nutrition facts are estimated and may not be exact
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