Chocolate Raspberry Mousse

Ingredients

Bottom Layer

16 dates
1/2 Lb (200g) roasted hazelnuts, chopped
Pinch sea salt

Mid Layer

1 avocado
1/2 lb raspberries
1 Tbsp coconut sugar
Vanilla

Top Layer

1 cup organic whipped cream
1 Tbsp Nutella (or melted dark chocolate)
Raw cacao powder for dusting
Berries for decoration

 

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Directions

Bottom Layer

Soak the dates in the water x 30 minutes or longer to soften, take the pits out and place in the blender together with the roasted hazelnuts. Blend it all together in a paste and place on the bottom of your "cheesecake pan" with removable bottoms (see pan picture at the bottom)

Mid Layer

Blend in the blender 1 ripe avocado, raspberries, sugar and vanilla. Pour over the bottom layer in your tray

Top Layer

Whip the heavy cream and add a Tbsp of Nutella (or melted dark chocolate). Place it on the top of your cake.

Dust the tops of your mousse cakes with raw cacao powder.

 

Benefits

Avocado: 3/4 of calories in avocado are from healthy fats, omega 3. Also it is rich in iron, B5 vitamin, folate and protein. It is low in sugars and sodium

Dates: are loaded with fiber -- both soluble and insoluble -- dates are able to fill you up and keep your bowel habits regular. They are an excellent source of potassium and provide numerous vitamins and minerals - quite a powerhouse packed in a tiny, portable package.

The fibre-rich aspect of this fruit is particularly essential for you as it can fill your hungry belly real fast and also provides you with energy. That way you will stop the ‘emotional’ craving for food and that will help you manage your pounds.

Raw Cacao: The antioxidant content of raw cacao benefits the cardiovascular and general whole body health. In processed dark chocolate, antioxidants such as epichatehins, chatechins, resveratrol and procyanidins can be present, but are in much lower levels than in unheated raw chocolate nibs as an example. Out of all the whole foods that contain antioxidants, raw chocolate is the highest in the world.

 

Along with their potential disease-fighting power, cacao nibs may help you maintain a healthy weight if you consume them instead of chocolate candy. While 1 ounce of nibs contains about 130 calories, the same-size serving of dark chocolate or milk chocolate contains about 155 calories. 

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Equipment

This is the pan used to make the cake. Notice it has removable bottom.

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