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Raw Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate, affectionately called food of the Gods, comes from a tree in the jungle called a cacao tree. Beautiful yellow/green pods hang from the tree’s trunk and branches. When cut open, the edible, fibrous white pulp is sought after by the people native to the area. Embedded in the pulp are dark purple seeds that after being dried and processed, become “chocolate beans”. When eating a raw food diet and creating raw food recipes, we are not interested in the processed chocolate that has lost many of its nutrients, we are interested in chocolate in it’s raw form, cacao.


recipe for raw cacao pudding



Why? Cacao has a high level of antioxidants,and is an excellent source of dietary fiber.  Cacao is known to be one of the highest dietary sources of magnesium, and contains an impressively high iron content. It also has many other essential minerals in significant quantities. Cacao is also a source of serotonin, dopamine and phenylethylamine, which are said to help alleviate depression and increase feelings of well-being. Cacao also contains anandamide which delivers feelings of bliss and B vitamins, which are essential to brain health.

As you enjoy this chocolate mousse, made with cacao and other healthy ingredients, know that you are not only experiencing bliss on your palate, but also are doing your brain, body and attitude a favor.


Chocolate Mousse

  • 3/4 cup dates, soaked until very soft with pits removed
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 3/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup agave
  1. In food processor or blender, combine all ingredients and blend or process until smooth.
  2. Refrigerate, then enjoy.
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  1. Tatyana wrote on May 17, 2015

    Hi Susan– thank you for the recipe! I had to make the mousse twice already this weekend. So delirious! Keep up the good work!

  2. Sunshine wrote on April 6, 2014

    This is so delicious. Exactly the same texture as mousse, easy to make, not to mention rich and lush tasting.
    Who would’ve known avocado + cocao = bliss?
    thank you thank you thank you!

  3. Louise wrote on February 2, 2014

    While making these, I was careful to not let anyone see the ingredients in the food processor – who would think that an avocado could make cocoa powder into mousse! But it was so good once it was all blended that I don’t think I’ll ever go back to, or even miss, the standard recipe. Thanks!

  4. loquia wrote on November 28, 2013

    that looks so so good !!!!!!!

  5. Freya wrote on November 11, 2013

    This sounds sooooooo good!!!!
    I am sooooooo going to try this!!!

  6. Freya wrote on November 11, 2013

    This sounds sooooo good!!!!!!
    I am soooooo going to try it!!!

  7. Harlene wrote on February 26, 2013

    whoa…meant popped!

  8. Harlene wrote on February 26, 2013

    I was sceptical at first thinking this wasn’t going to be tasty and my goodness me it was sensational! I didn’t have any almond butter so just soaked some almonds with the dates and voila! Also, I pooped this deliciousness on top of raw banana cream pie….you can thank me!

  9. Sarah wrote on February 12, 2013

    This was amazing. Going to be a weekly thing for sure in my home. I ran out of almond butter while making it so had to add about 2 Tbsp. of Peanut Butter and whoa…it was REALLY good. Thank you, thank you!

  10. Julie wrote on February 6, 2013

    Any suggestions for agave substitutes. Could I use coconut nectar syrup or coconut sugar? If so how much?

    • Susan wrote on February 6, 2013

      You can use what ever liquid sweetener you like. You will have to experiment, as I have only made the recipe the way it is posted. Cheers!


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