I know it’s hard to believe–mixing avocados and chocolate, green and brown. But trust me, this dessert is awesome for it’s simplicity and it’s health value featuring AVOCADOS which are the quintessential aphrodisiac. Known for it’s low hanging fruit that grows in pairs, the Aztecs referred to it as the “testical tree” and due to it’s sexually suggestive appearance Catholic priests in Spain forbade people to eat the avocados.
Lucky enough, this delectable food was marketed well in the 1920’s using reverse psychology, with adverstising campaigns that denied it’s aphrodisiac nature. The public now loves avocados, we can’t get enough and the New York Times confirmed in a recent article on aphrodisiacs that avocados are indeed one of the best aprodisiac foods, not only for it’s obscenely suggestive sexual shapes but for natural oils, potassium, magnesium, B6, vitamin E, all great foods for the health of our sexual organs, shine of our hair, vibrancy of our skin and a rad stimulant for hormone production.
Sounds good to me.
So my suggestion, with Valentine’s Day upon us is to ditch the heavy decadent meals and the dense chocolate deserts full of sugar (which will just want to make you sleep anyway) and offer up a light healthy meal with this as your featured mood enhancer.
Ready–here we go!
Prep time 10 min, makes 12 abundant servings.
- 4 Ripe Organic Avocados
- 3/4-1 Cup of Sweetener (Agave Nectar Syrup or Date Paste)
- 1 Tbls of Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup of Organic Fair Trade Cocoa Powder (or Carob)
Slice each avocado open lengthwise, remove the pit and scoop out the insides with a big soup spoon into a food processor or blender. Add the agave syrup or other sweetener, vanilla, and cocoa powder. Blend or process until it’s fully blended, one consistent color brown and creamy. You can instantly serve the mousse or set it in the fridge a least 1 hour in order to cool and get more firm.
Serve in cups with fresh seasonal fruit or garnish with mint. Summer fruit favorites are strawberries, blackberries and raspberries and in the fall and winter, pears. Or just pack some mousse up for a picnic or into your kid’s lunch pail as a healthy nourishing treat.
I’m big on expanding YOUR imagination in the kitchen, so…What else could you blend in for variety?
Here are a few Variations for FLAVOR & FUN–
Add spices for a ethnic twist
Cardamom for India
Cinnamon for Mexico
Lavender for France
Garnish with a pinch of Rock Sea Salt for a sweet and salty extravaganza
Note: These avos need to be ripe, so finding them in February might be a bit challenging and expensive but totally worth it. And usually, I am a huge advocate of eating only what’s seasonal, but the creamy decadent aphrodisiac is a total treat to get you in the mood, whether you’re flying solo or have a lover to indulge. HAVE FUN!!!