Soooooo university ended a week ago now, making me able to spend lots of time on my blog, writing posts, creating new recipes and running around with my camera taking pictures of all things chocolat-y in sight.
But then Orange is the New Black happened and I found myself laying in bed in my (appropiately orange) pyjamas, drinking iced coffee and binge-watching a whole season a day… What can I say, that stuff is addictive. It kinda reminds me of the time I discovered Game of Thrones last summer and decided to abandon all my responsibilities and embark in a journey of “let’s see how many chapters you can watch in a day without having your parents think you’re gone bananas ’cause you haven’t left the room in 15 hours”… man, that was nice. And if you’re wondering, the answer to that was 13 chapters. A whole lot of good-looking men, heartbreak and tears, if you ask me.
Anyway. All those things I have to do and I are happy that season 3 isn’t quite as catchy as the previous ones (I actually fell asleep in the middle of an episode but it might have something to do with the fact that um… it was five in the morning and I hadn’t sleep much the night before… Again, what can I say, I take my binge-watching job so seriously), which means I’m back to
a) Watching just one chapter a day, like responsible people should do.
b) Consequently having time to make food look good, take pictures of it and write about it.
c) Unpack all my things which are still in boxes even though it’s been 3 days since I left my dorm.
Although if we’re being honest here, I’ll tell you that it will probably still be another couple of days before I decide to organize all my stuff… like, unpacking is so devastating it might as well have been created by George RR Martin.
Anyway número dos, let’s get back to this chocolate mousse, which I’m pretty sure you’re going to love if you’re a fan of all things minty and chocolaty like this girl here is.
This stuff is creamy without the cream, sweet without the sugar, and high protein without the animal products. It’s also shamefully easy to make (and even easier to devour!) and absolutely impossible to ruin (I’m looking at you, 2-ingredient chocolate water mousse ugh).
The addition of protein powder makes it a perfect post-workout treat too (and definitely one to look forward to when you’re in the middle of a very sweaty HIIT workout cursing whoever decided to come up with burpees!). I used my favourite raw sprouted rice protein powder from Pulsin, but I reckon that pea protein would work well here as well! Both are easy to digest options for people on plant-based diets or unable to digest whey properly. Perfect way to supercharge your desserts, smoothies and breakfasts!
Give it a go if you’re looking for a decadent healthy treat that feels actually sinful!
- 2 small ripe avocados
- 2 tbsp. raw cacao powder
- 1 tsp. raw sprouted rice protein powder
- 3 tbsp. agave syrup
- 100-150 ml. almond milk
- seeds from 1 vanilla bean
- 2-3 drops peppermint extract (to taste)
- Blend all the ingredients until smooth and glossy.
- Refrigerate for 3-4 hours before eating.
- Vanilla extract can be used to replace the vanilla seeds if you don't have them. Use 1-2 tsp.
- You can use any tipe of liquid sweetener (honey, rice syrup, etc)
- The amount of milk used depends on the size of the avocados. Start by adding 100ml. and add more in case you need it.
- For this mousse to be completely raw, you'll have make homemade almond milk.