Low-Carb Chocolate “Mousse”

Dr. Rosemarie Cannarella Lorenzetti offers a healthy recipe for low-carb chocolate "mousse" that includes what some might consider an unlikely ingredient: avocado.

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Posted in , Apr 20, 2016

Guideposts: Low-Carb Chocolate Mousse

This was adapted from an on-line Atkin’s recipe to satisfy my chocolate passion and need for a sweet treat. It is easy and quick to make—but actually tastes better if refrigerated overnight and eaten the next day.

Ingredients

½ ripe avocado 1 tsp. granulated stevia
1 tsp. dark chocolate powder 1 Tbsp. whipping cream

Preparation

1. Combine all ingredients and whip with hand-held beater

2. Put in small bowl and refrigerate.

3. Eat with a dollop of whipped cream on top, with a sprinkle of pecans, almonds or walnuts.

Hints: You may need to add more (or less) Stevia (sweeten to taste). The dark chocolate powder is a bit bitter—add a dash of lemon juice if needed.

Serves 2.

Nutritional Information:  Calories: 112; Fat: 10.1g; Sodium: 36mg; Potassium: 244mg; Total Carbohydrates: 7.8g; Dietary Fiber: 4.4g; Protein: 1.4g.

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