chocolate mousse smoothie

Chocolate Mousse Smoothie

I typically work from home on Friday, which I love because it gives me some freedom to experiment in the kitchen, and hate because I end up spending a lot of time experimenting in the kitchen… or at least eating. And today is Friday, and it is also day 3 of an impromptu 30 day smoothie challenge thrown out into the universe by a friend of Bianca from Wholefood Simply; I jumped on board as my green smoothie intake has been a little inconsistent in recent months. It never ceases to amaze me how people I get on to green smoothies are always so much better at having them consistently than I am! Oh well, it’s nice to be spreading the love.

After a little duplication in mine and my partner’s shopping expeditions this week I had seven avocados waiting to be experimented with. I think I have mentioned this before, but I have never been able to get avocado to work in a smoothie. It may give the texture of a banana but is not always a tasty substitute. However, this morning I thought I’d try again, and given it’s Friday and I have two macro economics exams to study for in-and-around work (and procrastinating with my blog!), I was feeling like I needed some indulgence.  And of course, one of my most favorite indulgences is chocolate… and it just so happens to works really well with avocado :)

Ingredients – as always organic everything is better:

  • 1 x small avocado, of half a large one
  • 1 x ripe banana
  • 2 x medjool dates
  • 2 x tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 x tbsp raw hemp seeds
  • 2 x handfuls baby spinach
  • 1.5 – 2 cups filtered water
  • Small pinch sea salt

This smoothie is obviously really creamy so you texture freaks out there will probably either love or hate it. Let me know!


PS. After a kind reader asked me if I actually liked it or not, I realized I hadn’t weighed in… I love it! Totally addicted : )

Guide: raw vegan | whole food, plant based | gluten-free | sugar-free | soy-free

5 Comments on “chocolate mousse smoothie

  1. Thanks for the inspiration! We start almost every day with a green smoothie and we LOVE it. We have never added an avocado though but this one sounds delicious :) Good luck with your exams!

  2. Did u enjoy it?
    I’ve started the challenge and today I missed ny morning smoothie, felt flat all day then remembered I needed my smoothie…smashed a great gym session and feel amazing since..I like this challenge!

    • Great question Renee! I didn’t realize I forgot to mention whether I actually liked it or not in the post… Yes – I’m totally addicted and very sad I’m out of ripe avocados :)

      Let me know if you like it too!

  3. Sounds and looks so tasty! A few weeks back, I made myself a similar smoothie (avocado, banana, cacao), but I didn’t add spinach. Next time, most definitely. :) As for this morning, I was in a hurry, so a super simple but delicious smoothie of mango and banana did the job.

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