It's the last Monday of the month which means that it's Secret Recipe Club Group D reveal day! This month I was particularly organised and made my recipe early so I've been waiting for what seems like months to share this amazing recipe with you. A quick recap on the secret recipe club for my new readers - each month we are assigned a blog and we get to choose a recipe to make but we have to keep it a secret until reveal day. It's fun to find out who had who and what recipes were chosen.
This month, I had the pleasure of looking through The Healthy Beehive written by Jane who lives in Colorado with her husband and chihuahua. Jane writes about her adventures in a whole foods lifestyle including canning, cheesemaking, gardening and herbal remedies. She is an inspiration herself as she lost over 90 pounds in weight and tells her readers to "go out there and achieve your dreams! If I can do it, anyone can". You can read more about her story here.
I headed for the dessert section and as soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it. I've seen chocolate and avocado recipes for a while now and it has been on my to try list for ages. I was really curious as to how it would taste and it seemed very similar to my chocolate tofu mousse recipe. I added a little honey as I have quite a sweet tooth and omitted the coconut oil as I didn't have any and figured the avocado should be oily enough. The result was a lovely firm mousse which tasted of chocolate and banana and there was a subtle bitterness from the avocado. I tried it before adding the honey and it was too bland and slightly bitter for my taste hence the addition of honey. I ate it with fresh strawberries and it made for a lovely dessert without the guilt of a real mousse.
Jane has a great selection of recipes on her blog. Other recipes that I bookmarked are carrot cake cookies, grain free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, lemon blueberry almond flour pancakes and double chocolate strawberry mini cupcakes. Please visit her blog and have a look around particularly if you are interested in cheesemaking or herbal remedies.
Recipe adapted slightly from The Healthy Beehive
1 large banana
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 tablespoons honey (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Fresh strawberries to serve
(original recipe also had 3tablespoons coconut oil and 1/8 teaspoon salt but no honey)
- Blitz all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
- Spoon into a ramekin or something similar and serve.
- If there are any leftovers, you can chill it in the refrigerator.