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Diabetic, Gluten Free & Heart Healthy

Creamy, rich, chocolatey and healthy? This yummy chocolate mousse checks all the boxes. Avocado replaces heavy cream for a healthy Valentine’s Day dessert that will make your sweetie’s sweet tooth happy.

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  • 4 oz chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 oz shaved dark chocolate (optional)
  • Heart candy (optional)


In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate on high for 20 seconds. Stir, and continue to microwave at 10-second intervals until melted.

In a food processor or blender, combine the avocados, cocoa powder, almond milk, vanilla, salt and maple syrup and blend until completely smooth. Add melted chocolate and purée until well blended, scraping sides as needed.

Spoon the mousse into serving dishes and chill for at least 2 hours. Serve topped with shaved dark chocolate and heart candies, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 1/4 cup

Serves 6

Calories: 225
Fat: 15g
Saturated Fat: 5g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 56mg
Carbohydrates: 24g
Fiber: 4g
Protein: 3g

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Date Last Reviewed: November 30, 2020

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