Now, I don’t want you to think all I do is sit around and eat desserts all day.

“What do you do with all the food you make for your blog?”, my friend asked recently.

“Well…  I eat it!”, I laughed in surprise.

Was she was hinting that I’m eating more than my fair share of desserts these days?  hehe, maybe.

But this one is packed with nutrition and so healthy you won’t think twice about whipping up a batch (and of course, *ahem*, sharing it with your friend).

It’s also incredibly easy and works just as well in a normal blender or a food processor – no Vitamix required.

You can skip the mint and just enjoy it traditional chocolate style if you like, but I’m a firm believer in the power of Mint Choc Chip Smoothies, Raw Choc Mint Slices with Choc Ganache and, well, pretty much all mint choc chip desserts.  Everywhere.  All the time.  GIVE THEM TO ME!

Nom.  xx

 

Raw Choc Mint Mousse
 
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Goodies
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 5 Medjool dates (pitted and pre-soaked in warm water for 10 minutes)
  • 4 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • ⅓ cup fresh mint leaves, tightly packed (plus a few more leaves for garnish)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch sea salt
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor.
  2. Blend on low speed first, building up to high speed, continuing until whipped and creamy.
  3. Pop food processor/blender vessel into the fridge until ready to serve.
  4. Use a piping bag or spoon into glasses, sprinkle with chopped raw chocolate or cacao nibs, garnish with extra mint leaves, and enjoy!

 

Raw Choc Mint Mousse

 

14 Comments on Raw Choc Mint Mousse (in Minutes!)

  1. Sophie
    August 18, 2013 at 9:48 pm (4 years ago)

    I made your tasty creation. I also make my desserts aka chocolate vegan mousses nearly the same way but I use maple syrup instead of the dates because I don’t like dates at all!

    Yummmmm!

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    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      August 22, 2013 at 3:06 pm (4 years ago)

      Ooooh, I’ll give the maple a try too. SO GOOD! 🙂

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  2. Jacqueline // Upon Wild Stars
    August 20, 2013 at 11:40 am (4 years ago)

    OH WOW! This looks SO yummy, Bec. I think my boyfriend might even be fooled into thinking it’s unhealthy 😉 Thanks for this chocolatey ray of sunshine xo

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    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      August 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm (4 years ago)

      hehe, stealth desserts, I like your style! My pleasure, Jacq. 😉 xo

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  3. sally
    August 21, 2013 at 3:31 pm (4 years ago)

    This looks like breakfast (doesn’t it?)

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  4. Jennifer
    August 22, 2013 at 3:24 am (4 years ago)

    WOW! That looks amazing! YUMMO! Perfect presentation, too! Awesome!

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    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      August 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm (4 years ago)

      hehe, thanks Jennifer. It’s ready in a jiffy too without the piping. 🙂

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  5. Caeli @ Little Vegan Bear
    August 28, 2013 at 11:53 am (3 years ago)

    YUM! I made a choc-mint avocado mousse last week, a bit simpler than yours but still sooo good. The addition of banana and dates sounds delicious!

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    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      August 28, 2013 at 4:24 pm (3 years ago)

      The perfect healthy, decadent treat, right Caeli? 🙂

      Reply
  6. Cheryl
    July 18, 2014 at 1:55 pm (3 years ago)

    I must say I am impressed with your recipes – have yet to make them, but I will!! particularly with your chocolate recipes – they only have a little bit of fat in them, a lot of recipes I have seen put not only a heap of oil in but also nuts. I can’t wait to try your recipes out. Luv your work!

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    • Vegan Sparkles
      July 19, 2014 at 5:11 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Cheryl, it’s so lovely to have you here! This is a great one for nut-allergy sufferers. Well, for anyone, really. 😉 x

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