Chocolate Avocado Mousse – A healthy version of chocolate mousse made using 2 avocados and cocoa powder. A quick and easy recipe!
This past week I managed to catch the flu.
I would like to say that I never saw it coming, but I actually saw it unfolding right before my very eyes when my teenage son, Michael had it the previous week. So me avoiding exposure while taking care of him was pretty much not gonna happen. Still, I made every effort to keep myself as healthy as possible, by increasing my vitamins, getting plenty of rest, and constantly washing my hands, but none of this was able to keep me from catching the flu bug.
The flu hit me so fast that I still couldn’t believe that it was happening to me. The first day I had no energy and was extremely tired and the next day everything on my entire body ached and I was running a high fever. Being me, of course, I tried to push through and continue doing me and my body quickly let me know that it was NOT going to cooperate with me and to go and sit down somewhere. I hate being sick.
But in an effort to make light of the situation I will share with you 3 things that I learned while dealing with the flu.
- It will all get done! – I had a massive ‘to do’ list prior to the onset of the flu and I was stressing about not being able to get it done and I just had to let it go and realize that it will still get done, but not necessarily in the time frame that I had planned.
- It is okay to ask for help and accept it. – When you find yourself with the flu it is perfectly okay to ask for help and accept it. Someone else can make dinner, pick up the kids, and clean the house when you are sick. This is not a sign of weakness but is actually important for your own healing.
- You are not in charge – The flu hit me at the most inconvenient time and there was nothing that I could do about that. If I could have planned this, then it would have never happened and that let me know that I could not control things like this and I had to learn to be okay with that.
The flu was certainly no fun and I do not wish it on anyone, so be sure that you are taking care of yourself.
Chocolate Avocado Mousse Ingredients:
- 2 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
- 1/2 cup agave nectar
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon molasses
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
In a food processor or blender, puree the avocados until they are completely smooth. Add the agave nectar, cocoa powder, molasses, vanilla, and salt and pulse until all ingredients are fully blended.
Spoon into 2 large or 4 small ramekins and cover the chocolate avocado mousse with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 4 hours.
Serve topped with a sprinkle of salt and your favorite fruit.