A few days ago I went grocery shopping for some much needed greens and local produce. As I passed by the front of the store, I couldn’t help but notice the mangoes from Brazil were on sale. The reason they were on sale, in my opinion, was because they were quite ripe. Usually I would stay away from overly ripe fruits unless I really want to eat them immediately. From previous experiences, I also know that sometimes an overly ripe fruit may be more rotten than you think. When you peel it off, perhaps you can only eat 10-20% of it! However, I also learned a very handy trick from my mom on how to tell when a mango is ready to be eaten, so I decided to give it a test (for some reason that day the mangoes were calling out to me, and I couldn’t step away from it! lol). Thanks to my mom’s wise trick, I brought home a few of these perfectly ripe sweet mangoes! 🙂
Anyways, I was planning to eat one on its own today as an afternoon snack, but then I saw the ripe avocado and I was suddenly craving for something chocolatey as well. Therefore, I thought about mixing all of them together. Below, you will find the recipe to my successful Raw Mango Chocado Mousse, a refreshing twist to my Avo-Banana-Chocolate Mousse! (see https://violetseverydayadventure.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/avo-banana-chocolate-mousse/)
Whether you have it for a snack or dessert, on your own or served to your loved ones and/or friends, I hope you will enjoy its flavours as much as I did! 🙂
Makes: 1 serving
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Blending Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: about 10 minutes
1 small ripe avocado, peeled, seeded, diced
1 ripe mango, peeled, seeded, diced
2 tablespoons flaxseeds
1 tablespoon cacao powder
2-3 tablespoons natural maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
¼ cup filtered water
Optional: use a few remaining mango cubes and a handful of raw cacao nibs as topping
Sweetness- You can control the degree of sweetness by reducing the amount of maple syrup to your preference.
Avocado- It is filled with fiber and healthy fats, lowers cholesterol, and keeps skin smooth and youthful. It helps protect the body from heart disease, cancer, degenerative eye and brain diseases. (info taken from my Avocado, Blueberry & Kale Salad Recipe: https://violetseverydayadventure.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/a-scrumptious-simple-satisfying-superfoods-salad/)
Mango- Eating this nutritionally rich fruit is good for you in so many ways! To name a few health benefits from eating it: it is anti-cancer, alkalizing and has a low glycemic index (regulates blood sugar level). Also, it aids in digestion and clears the skin!
Flaxseeds- I love adding them into almost anything! 🙂 They are high in omega-3 essential fatty acids (good fats), lignans and fibre. In fact, they have among the highest level of fibre in any food. They help stabilize blood sugar, promoting cleansing. Also, including them into your diet will help in having radiant and youthful skin. However, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should avoid consuming them. (info taken from my Super Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Balls Recipe: https://violetseverydayadventure.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/super-bite-sized-peanut-butter-balls/)
- Put avocado, mango, flaxseeds, cacao powder, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a blender.
- Add water slowly, one tablespoon of water at a time to achieve creamy consistency.
- Sprinkle a handful of raw cacao nibs (along with remaining mango if you like) at the top.
- Enjoy immediately! 🙂
Storage: can be refrigerated up to 2 hours, then must be consumed.
*To find out more about nutritional and health benefits of mangoes, read: