Ingredients • 3 tbsp olive oil • 1 large onion, finely chopped • 2 carrots, finely chopped • 3 celery sticks, finely chopped • 500g bag dried red lentils, soaked overnight in cold water • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes • 3 bay leaves • 1 tea spoon of sugar • Salt • ½…
Vegan Avocado and Chocolate Mousse
by Lucia Stansbie
This is one of the best dessert recipes ever – it tastes delicious and is packed with antioxidants and healthy fats! Is also very easy and quick to make.
Avocado is a great source of healthy fats and vitamin E, whilst cocoa powder is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols that will keep their properties as is not cooked in this recipe.
Cocoa powder can have multiple benefits for the cardiovascular system, including lowering cholesterol levels, improving nitric oxide production and so supporting blood flow, and can also increase good mood supporting serotonin production.
Molasses are a great source of plant iron and the fibre in the avocado can help modulating glucose absorption, modulating blood sugar levels. This dessert is also vegan, gluten and dairy free – absolutely everybody can enjoy it!
INGREDIENTS for 2 portions:
*1 large avocado
*25gr of raw cacao powder
*4 tbsp of molasses
*1 tsp of vanilla paste
Blend the avocado in a food processor, then add the rest of the ingredients and blend again. Taste, and if not sweet enough add more molasses. Spoon the mousse into 2 pot and let it set in the fridge for a couple of hours.
You can add some fresh mint when blending if you like it, or some chopped candied orange peels when the mix is blended.