To celebrate the release of The Detox Kitchen Bible, SHESAID has teamed up with authors Lily Simpson and Rob Hobson to bring you this amazing avocado mousse recipe. Yes, avocado in a sweet dish might seem a bit strange at first, however the duo insists that “it acts as a deliciously thick cream to bring the dark, bitter cacao and spicy ginger flavours together.”
What’s more, cacao is said to help boost your mood and has a similar effect on the brain as being in love does – and with only 315 calories per serve, need we say more!?
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 vanilla pod, split open lengthways
1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
3 tbsp coconut water
3 tbsp raw cacao powder
3 tbsp runny honey
- Put the coconut oil in a small pan and heat gently for 5 minutes until melted. Remove from the heat.
- Whilst the coconut oil is melting, slice the avocados in half and remove the stones. Scrape all the flesh into a blender or food processor. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla pod and add to the blender.
- Add the grated ginger and coconut water and blitz until smooth. Now add the coconut oil along with the raw cacao powder and honey. Blitz for 2 minutes until completely smooth. (If you don’t have a blender you can mix everything together by hand although the texture may not be as smooth.)
- Spoon the mixture into four small ramekins or dessert glasses and leave to set in the fridge for 1–2 hours before serving.
The Detox Bible is now available at Dymocks.