Thursday, July 12, 2012

Vegan Chocolate Mousse Parfait

This delicious dessert will fool just about anyone.  It is Vegan, Gluten Free and healthy all while being chocolate?  The secret ingredient for the creamy texture?  Avocado.  Ssssshhh, don't tell.


2 large ripe avocados
1/2 cup raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup raw agave or brown rice syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup ground flaxseeds
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 dates. pitted and chopped
2 Tbl unsweetened shedded coconut
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
Fresh fruit (raspberries or strawberries are best)


1. In a food processor or coffee grinder* combine flaxseeds, walnuts, dates, coconut, cinnamon, and salt.  Pulse until the texture is to your liking.  You can store up to a week in a sealed container.  If you have extra is would be great in yogurt or ice cream.
2. Puree avocado,  agave or syrup, and vanilla in a food processor or blender* until smooth.  Refrigerate until chilled.  It will keep for up to 3 days in a tightly sealed container.
3. Using a wine glass, martini glass or a small ice cream dish layer the mousse and the dry topping until the glass is full.  Add your fruit on top.

*Serves 4
*A food processor works best, but a blender will do. 
*I have also used a Zyliss chopper and it worked fine
*Vegan and Gluten Free

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