Ingredients

  • 1 ripe of avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder soup
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Optional: Add nuts like walnuts, almonds or pistachios

Preparation

Shred all ingredients in a blender or Bimby (or any other food processor, I will use Bimby as a reference) to form a creamy paste. Spoon into a bowl and chill in fridge for a few hours. Sit back and enjoy this little treat. You can garnish with chocolate chips or even grated coconut. Your imagination is the limit!

Tips

1. When you want something more fresh and consistent, add a frozen banana before. If there’s one thing I always have in my freezer is bananas, as they have many features and are easy to prepare and preserve: choose bananas, not too green or ripe, remove the bark cut into slices and place in airtight bags and they are ready to chill in freezer. You can then add it to this recipe and you will get a more consistent and fresh mousse.

2. There are people who have difficulty understanding when the avocado is ready to be consumed and end up using it when it’s still green, and I personally find its flavor disgusting. You will know the avocado is ready to use when you feel it soft to the touch, when you slightly shook the shell and it begins to open, when you shake it and you notice that the lump is pretty fluffy inside.

BONUS: About avocados

Avocados are rich in healthy fat, from the monounsaturated type, such as omega 3. They have fiber, antioxidants, magnesium and folic acid. Thus, avocados help to improve the functioning of our circulatory system: the circulation of blood in the arteries and the formation of blood cells preventing diseases such as anemia. In addition, their antioxidants help protect our cells, strengthening the body.

Avocados are great for sports practicioners as they provide energy and have protein and also for those who want to lose weight because it increases satiety through its fibers. Although the avocado must be moderately consumed for its high calorific value, it should never be eliminated from a healthy diet.