Serves 2 to 4
½ cup Medjool dates, soaked
½ cup raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1 to 1 and ½ cups mashed avocado (about 2-3 avocados)
3/4 cup raw organic cocoa powder
½ cup water
Blend or process dates, raw honey and vanilla extract until smooth. Add mashed avocado and cocoa powder and process until creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula if needed. Add the water and process until smooth. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator up to 3 days or in the freezer up to 2 weeks.
Fudgesicles: Freeze the Chocolate Mousse in ice cube trays. Thaw for 5 minutes before serving.
Chocolate Sauce or Fondue: Increase water to 1 cup. This sauce is rich and smooth. It is delicious alone or served as fondue with fresh strawberries, bananas or tangerines.
Recipes courtesy of Dr. Josh Axe (www.draxe.com)