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Everyday Chocolate Mousse

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chocolate mousse
This chocolate mousse is fabulous for many reasons, it tastes divine, can be made in a flash, and uses ingredients we commonly have on hand. The simplicity of this wholefoods dessert make it an optimal choice for my little blog.
We often whip it up when we don’t have time for Cookies and Cream, when we have few ingredients around, when the kids want to cook, or when we all need an instant treat.
I am sure this will become one of those recipes you know off by heart. I hope you love it.

Everyday Chocolate Mousse

1 ripe avocado

1 banana (fresh or frozen)

4 medjool dates, seeds removed or 1 – 2 tablespoons of maple syrup

1 tablespoon cacao/cocoa/carob*

1/2 teaspoon vanilla – optional

pinch of salt – optional

Blend and enjoy!

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Renee Young August 27, 2013 - 4:28 pm

How did I miss this post! Will be trying it tonight 🙂 perfect combo of good fats,protein,carbs vitamin b and potassium…perfect for my sore muscles

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bianca August 28, 2013 - 1:10 pm

Thanks Renee, I hope you like it. x

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Karina September 1, 2013 - 10:09 pm

Can I replace the dates with something else? In my country they are not available. Thanks for your recipes they are delicious 🙂

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bianca September 2, 2013 - 10:08 am

Hi Karina, I would perhaps use an extra banana and if you do not find it sweet enough add a little maple syrup or honey. I hope this helps. Many thanks, Bianca

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Cath October 22, 2013 - 10:13 pm

This sounds fantastic, do I need to chop up the the dates before blending? Or do I need to put them in first until they aren’t chunky? Thanks

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bianca October 23, 2013 - 10:38 am

Hi Cath, this will depend on the speed of your blender / food processor. You can chop them if you would like too. Be sure to remove the seeds. Many thanks, Bianca

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haley October 23, 2013 - 6:34 pm

Hi are these fresh dates or packet variety?

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bianca October 25, 2013 - 9:16 am

Hi Hayley, medjool dates are the larger, moist dates often found in the fresh produce section, I hope that helps. Bianca

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Karen Preen October 24, 2013 - 7:36 pm

My daughter and I just whipped this up for an after school snack and it is divine. My banana phobic son wouldn’t touch it (his loss we decided!). Is there anything else you can suggest we use as a substitute for the banana? We love your recipes, thank you so much.

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bianca October 24, 2013 - 8:50 pm

Hi Karen, I am glad you like it, thank you. I would try doubling the amount of dates. I hope that helps. B. x

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Monica October 29, 2013 - 11:11 am

Hi Bianca, I’m new to your site and I am addicted! I love how these recipes are so easy and extremely tasty. Did I read somewhere you are an Aussie? Thank-you so much for your willingness to share your healthy food tips with us all. Trying to make the change from grain and sugar can be very difficult if you do not have tasty alternatives. My boys are all grown now so it is very difficult to change there eating habits. They always want sandwiches, noodles, cereal etc. I made the apricot bites the other day and they were gone in a flash. I has 4 left at dinner time which I put on out plate with our salad. Thanks again for your time and effort that goes into helping others. Bless ya. Mon

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bianca November 1, 2013 - 8:01 pm

Thank you so much for your lovely message Mon! I really appreciate it and I am glad you are enjoying the site. Yes, I am an Aussie. Many thanks, Bianca

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Charlotte November 22, 2013 - 6:27 pm

All I can say is yum!

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Tammy November 28, 2013 - 7:44 am

This is so yummy my daughter and I both think it tastes just like Nutella! Thanks so much for sharing this 🙂

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bianca November 29, 2013 - 7:43 pm

Fabulous!!! Tahnk you so much!!! I really appreciate that! Bianca. x

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Jenny December 3, 2013 - 5:08 am

I made this last night for fussy hubby that thinks avocado is the worst tasting food ever. He scoffed off the mousse practically Iicking out the bowl.A definite winner and on the menu permanently. I’m loving your recipes.

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bianca December 3, 2013 - 7:55 pm

This made me laugh! Thank you! I am glad it has been well received and that you are enjoying the recipes. I really appreciate you taking the time to write. Many thanks, Bianca

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Lorraine R January 13, 2014 - 2:16 pm

Just wondering about making this ahead (ie same day, but in the afternoon for the evening meal). Would that be ok with the avocado?

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Bianca Slade January 15, 2014 - 8:43 pm

Yes it keeps surprisingly well, I actually prefer it if it has been in the fridge for a little while. I hope you like it.

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Lorraine R January 16, 2014 - 5:12 pm

Made it last night, and it was yum. I am very much a newbie at wholefoods – just dipping the toes in! However we did have trouble with the dates, there was still some lumps after quite a bit of blending – any ideas? Also your recipes don’t seem to have serving sizes which would be helpful. (e.g. do they serve two, four, eight etc.) Thanks I’m finding it a great site.

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Bianca Slade January 19, 2014 - 8:01 pm

Thank you Lorraine. Yes this does happen wit hthe dates. There are a few things you can do. Use your dates from room temperature or you can even pre soak them if you want to. Start at high speed and reduce to low speed, or omit the dates and use extra banana or some liquid sweetener. I hope this helps. I wish you all the best with your wholefood journey. Be sure to let me know how you go with any other recipes that you try. Many thanks, Bianca

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Mim Davies February 8, 2014 - 8:29 pm

This is AMAZING. I’ve been too scared to try it until now because the idea of avocado in choc moose is a bit weird but you can’t taste it at all and apparently it’s good for your breastmilk supply!

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Bianca Slade February 12, 2014 - 9:00 am

Thank you. I am glad you liked it.

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Lady Godiva May 11, 2014 - 11:57 pm

One of THE things I’ve found difficult on the road to being vegan (I’m vegan about 5 days per week in terms of food; my household stuff is all vegan!) is not being able to have chocolate mousse. This recipe changed all that!!! It is absolutely beautiful, and I’m incredibly happy to have found it :o) I also add frozen raspberries to it sometimes, and/or ground hazelnuts. YUM. Thank you so much!
Re trouble with dates blending… I have only a tiny wee blender, and have found that blending chopped-up dates with just the banana works best at the start of this and many WS recipes…

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Bianca Slade May 15, 2014 - 8:37 am

Thank you! I really appreciate that. I am glad you like it. I am sure many others will find your tip helpful. x

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Marilynne June 25, 2014 - 9:28 pm

Hi. Does this freeze and defrost well? There is only me and I couldn’t eat all of that in a few days. Thanks.

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bianca June 26, 2014 - 2:23 pm

I have put it in the freezer, taken it out for about 20-30 minutes and eaten it, this worked quite well. I hope that helps.

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Susan July 5, 2014 - 4:59 pm

My Girl and I just made this for a dinner party tonight. We decided we probably needed to triple the recipe, which troubled my blender a little. After we blended it, there were still some lumps. Not huge ones, but enough to deter anyone who might not be keen on avo. It took a bit of time and effort, but we pushed it through a metal sieve with the back of a spoon. Beautifully smooth. If it wasn’t for guests, I probably wouldn’t bother.

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Bianca Slade July 7, 2014 - 3:37 pm

This made me laugh. You are a lovely host! I hope it was all worth it and that your guests enjoyed it. Bianca

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kerrie July 16, 2014 - 12:56 am

Hi bianca. does it state the calories in your recipies somewhere?:)

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Bianca Slade July 19, 2014 - 6:25 pm

It doesn’t sorry Kerrie. x

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Jodi July 25, 2014 - 8:33 pm

Thx Bianca for this perfect Fri night quick, healthy, chocolate dessert! As you can see my kids & I thoroughly enjoyed it! Love your recipes & all that you give 🙂 Thinking of you also x x x x

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Bianca Slade July 29, 2014 - 3:07 pm

Thank you so much!!! I am rapt that it has been enjoyed. I apprecaite your feedback, your kind words and your caring thoughts. x

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Kelly August 18, 2014 - 12:09 am

Does this need to be eaten straight away? Thinking it would be a good addition to the kids lunch box…?

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Bianca Slade August 18, 2014 - 2:48 pm

No it doesn’t need to be eaten straight away, it keeps fine for 24 hours, maybe even longer but ours is always eaten by then.

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Anita October 6, 2014 - 8:10 pm

I look forward to trying this yummy treat 🙂 Thanks Bianca 🙂

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Bianca Slade October 10, 2014 - 10:41 am

Thank you. I hope you enjoy it. x

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mia June 30, 2016 - 1:47 am

is it better to put it in freezer , if so for how much time

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Bianca Slade June 30, 2016 - 2:32 pm

You can keep it in the fridge for a day or two or keep it in the freezer in single serves. I hope this helps.

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Wendywoo December 30, 2017 - 8:54 pm

I’ve finally got round to making this for breakfast (or rather my hubby has, under my direction!) It is FABULOUS! We only have a little stick blender and never have medjool dates, but 4 ordinary dried dates, 1 desert spoon of Lucy Bee cacoa and a fresh banana gave the nicest, best chocolate mousse I have ever, ever had! No taste of avocado, just a really rich, smooth pudding…or breakfast, haha! Topped with defrosted raspberries, walnuts and flaked coconut it is GORGEOUS! Make it for a vegan friend, an avocado hating daughter or anyone who likes food… they will love you forever!

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Josina May 4, 2018 - 11:11 am

How many does this make? 🙂

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