Chocolate Avocado Mousse Ingredients
85g (approx 4) Medjool dates, pitted
2 ripe avocados, peeled
40g Cacao powder
1 tbsp raw honey
2 tspns vanilla extract
1/2 cup Coconut Yoghurt or Coconut Milk
Step 1: Place the dates in a small bowl and cover with a warm water. Soak for 20 minutes to soften, then drain ( dates can be peeled to improve the texture of the mouse)
Step 2: Place all the ingredients in the food processor and process until very smooth and fluffy
Step 3: Serve the mousse in small glasses, topped with raspberries and hazelnuts
Step 4: Refrigerate until ready to serve - approx 4 hours is good
The hardest thing about this recipe is getting it into the serving dishes without eating it all!!!
When I'm not making this for special occasions, I put it into small plastic cups and pop them in the freezer for a quick health snack.
A not so healthy but a low calorie mouse for those more interested in low calorie deserts and use artificial sweeteners (I don't) 250 gms Ricotta cheese and diet jelly made up with only 100 ml water mix together ( after jelly cools ) is a bit like a mouse. Makes 2-3 snacks. I would prefer a small piece of high fat cheese and a fresh piece of fruit. Both would be more natural eating. I would substitute the ricotta cheese if I liked it, but I do not, and eating food you do not like, because it is low calorie is self abuse, which is the opposite side of overeating—also self abuse. Just stop self abusing, eat what you enjoy, choosing basically natural healthy food and strive to be active. Then eat for our energy requirements, and get of that stupid diet food—self abusive behaviour.
There have also been many studies that cast doubt on diet soft drinks as a healthier option. One such paper, published in the April 2009 edition of Diabetes Care, found that drinking diet soft drinks daily was associated with a 67 per cent greater risk of having type 2 diabetes. Importantly, the study established a correlation between the two conditions, but not necessarily causation.
Another paper, published in the October 2014 edition of Nature, found that artificial sweeteners such as those used in diet drinks could induce and exacerbate glucose intolerance in both humans and mice.
And an observational study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggested the consumption of both types of soft drinks was linked to higher rates of hip fractures in older women.
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