Avocado is rich in nutrients and has the ideal texture to make delicious and velvety desserts.
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If you love chocolate and enjoy avocado, this dessert is perfect for you. When you have a craving for ice cream, try the chocolate mousse with avocado, you will be pleasantly surprised. It is a delicious dessert, full of nutrients and that also favors your encouragement and the health of your heart.
Avocado works great for desserts because of its rich texture and mild flavor. It is a fruit that combines perfectly with chocolate. The chocolate and avocado mousse is a quick and easy option To prepare. You can refrigerate in a covered container up to a week to enjoy it at any time.
This dessert is not only palatable, it also offers significant health benefits. Avocado it is an incredibly nutritious fruit, is rich in good fats (oleic acid), is a source of Vitamin E (powerful antioxidant), vitamin C, vitamin B6 and potassium. Brings you fiber and it has no sodium or cholesterol.
You will have a delicious dessert full of antioxidants. Choose dark chocolate which has a higher percentage of cocoa. He cocoa is rich in flavanols and also contains stimulants how theobromine Y caffeine.
Why does chocolate make you good? The theobromine it is an alkaloid with a milder stimulatory effect than caffeine, but it is longer acting. That is why when we eat chocolate we can feel more enthusiasm and happiness.
Chocolate mousse with avocado
- 4 ounces chopped dark chocolate or chips, about 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons
- 2 large ripe avocados (about 8 ounces each)
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- To serve: fresh raspberries or sliced strawberries and chocolate shavings
- Place the chopped chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in 15 second periods, stirring between each. Reserve and let cool until lukewarm.
- Place the avocado pulp in a processor, add the melted chocolate, cocoa powder, almond milk, vanilla extract and salt. Blend until smooth and creamy.
You can enjoy it immediately as a pudding or refrigerate it for at least 2 hours (overnight better) to give it a thicker consistency, similar to a mousse. Serve topped with fruit and chocolate shavings.
Why are avocado and cocoa healthy for the heart?
70% of avocado oil is oleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid; oil that is also the main component of olive oil. It also contains Omega 3 and Omega 6. The fats contained in avocado can improve blood cholesterol levels, relieve inflammation and stabilize the heart rate, as explained by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Also due to its potassium content it helps the proper functioning of the heart.
The flavanols in chocolate, they help relax blood vessels and improve blood flow, which lowers blood pressure.
If I have diabetes, does eating avocado and cocoa make me sick? The American Diabetes Association consider avocado a good source of healthy fats important for reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, some cancers and other health problems.
On the other hand, flavonoids in chocolate can increase insulin sensitivity in short-term studies; and in the long term, this could reduce the risk of diabetes. HSPH.
Even though many foods are healthy, the key is to eat them in moderation.
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