Chocolate Avocado Mousse

I recently read an article about parents of oncology patients rushing to 7-11’s in the middle of the night for icey, artificially sweetened beverages to help soothe their children’s sore mouths.  There is no question that chemo takes its toll on the body and getting an already picky eater to eat comforting and nutritionally dense food becomes a task to say the least.  As a nurse to many pediatric cancer patients, I am aware of the struggle to promote optimal health in the form of food, battling weight loss, mouth sores, nausea, and the battle against a picky eater.  These are recipes I have created that can be served to both children that are healthy or sick.  Loaded with wholesome ingredients, vital nutrients, and tons of yummy flavor (not to mention a bit of sneaky recipe deception) these recipes will help nutritionally nurture the littlest of chefs.

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Smooth, creamy, chocolatey, and nutrient dense are not words that are typically used in the same sentence.  But these enticing adjectives are the most appropriate way to describe this super easy dessert.  This simple dessert is cool on the mouth and easy on the stomach.  Made with few, wholesome ingredients this avocado chocolate mouse   Some research has even shown that there are components in avocados that can inhibit cell division, theoretically preventing the regrowth of cancer cells!  The gorgeous green fruits are nutritional powerhouses, containing tons of folate, potassium, and magnesium making them a great additional to any meal.

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Ingredients

  • 1 avocado…the riper the better!
  • 3 Tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp of honey
  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy

Directions

  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until a thick chocolate heaven forms

Nutrition:

  • Calories:  199
  • Carbohydrates:  42
  • Fat:  5 grams
  • Protein:  2 grams

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