Raw Avocado Lime Mousse
Looking for a guilt free dessert? This Raw Avocado Lime Mousse will do the trick. Not only delicious but also heart check certified! ❤️️ Oh, and made with only 3 ingredients. What could be better than that?
(This post is sponsored by Hass Avocado Board in partnership with American Heart Association through Kitchen PLAY.)
Let me start this post by getting something out of the way: I am pregnant! Woohoo!
The truth is I’ve been planning an announcement post soon, so if you’re reading this post you are one of the first to know. ? I am blaming it on my lack of blogging organization, where sometimes I write posts in a certain order and they end up getting published at different dates. Oh well… now you know!
But holy cow, I’ve been so tired lately! This pregnancy is definitely kicking my ass in ways I never imagined were possible.
So even though I woke up at 10 am (Don’t judge me! It is a crime to judge a poor pregnant lady. ?), I ended up taking a nap in the afternoon. ???
The thing is, every time I take a nap, I wake up craving something sweet. That’s when the monster in me comes out and proceeds to open every single cabinet, searching for things that are not so good for you, like all the chocolate I bought in Italy last Fall.
Well, now that I have a little human being growing inside of me, I try to be a little more conscious regarding what I eat. So today I kept the monster at bay and I whipped myself some of this delicious Raw Avocado Lime Mousse.
This recipe is a spin off version of this dessert/snack my grandma used to make whenever she hadn’t had the time to prepare something elaborated. She would simply mash an avocado, add some sugar and some lime juice so the avocado wouldn’t turn brown, and voilá, dessert was served.
I decided to be a bit fancier and blended everything in the blender, because I was looking for a smoother consistency. After all, if I’m going to call something “mousse”, this something better be creamy and lump free.
I was also really tempted to add sweet condensed milk instead of sugar for an even creamier mousse. But I thought of my little gummy bear (and of my gestational diabetes test which is fastly approaching) and decided to substitute the sugar for agave nectar. Honey would also work, but I find agave to have a milder flavor.
Apart from the occasional guacamole and vegetarian sushi, I still consume avocados as a fruit (as opposed to a vegetable, like most Americans see them), because that’s how I grew up eating them.
I’m still working on accepting the idea of a savory avocado, like in soups, sandwiches, avocado toasts, etc. I’m sure I’ll get there eventually, but an avocado dessert will always have my heart!
However, there’s no debate. Whichever way you eat them, avocados are amazing for you and your heart!
Fresh avocados are a heart-healthy fruit. They provide naturally good fats, are low in saturated fat, and are cholesterol – and sodium – free.
In October 2016, Hass Avocado Board (HAB) and the American Heart Association (AHA) announced its four-year strategic alliance to encourage Americans to eat the daily recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables, an endeavor that has the potential to limit deaths from cardiovascular diseases, stroke and diabetes.
This February, since it’s American Heart Month, they are teaming up to host a recipe contest called Take Avocado to Heart. The contest will run from February 9-27, 2017.
All you have to do is submit a recipe that adhere to the AHA nutrition criteria in the categories of appetizer, entrée and dessert. The winner will win $1000 while second place will win $500 and third place $250. The official hashtag is #addavocado.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to take avocado to heart, starting with this delicious Raw Avocado Lime Mousse. ?
Raw Avocado Lime Mousse
Who knew only 3 ingredients could make something so delicious? This recipe is raw, gluten-free and vegan.
- 2 fresh Hass avocados*, halved, pitted and peeled
- 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice + zest of lime
- 2 Tbsp. raw agave nectar
Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados, adjust the quantity accordingly.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g
19 Comments on “Raw Avocado Lime Mousse”
Such a small list of ingredients for something that looks so inviting and refreshing! I love avocado more than almost any other food on the planet, so you kinda had my full attention right away.
What a healthy dessert idea. I love avocado so I am definitely interested in making this soon. Yum.
Congratulations!!! Let the guilt free napping begin! OMG I always want something sweet when I wake up from a nap and I also go crazy searching for anything that will satisfy my craving. This easy 3 ingredient dessert is PERFECT!!! A must make for sure!!!
I must admit I’ve never had an avocado dessert before. This looks so delicious and creamy and that color…oh avocado green.. pretty!
This looks so pretty and I would love to try. I’m a big Avocado fan and this is totally up my ally. Also, your recipe is so simple, just 3 main ingredients n ready in minutes.
Congratulations!! What an exciting time for you. You’ll get your energy back before you know it. Your guilt-free mousse sounds delicious. I’ve never eaten an avocado as a dessert, we usually have them in our salad. But this looks so good I’ll have to try it. And I think your little bambino or bambina wouldn’t mind some good Italian chocolate.
Congratulations on your news! It’s so funny how everyone has such different cravings. I couldn’t stand anything sweet the whole time I was pregnant – all I wanted to eat was celery!
Congrats on your new addition :) I’m a big avocado fan and always have them on hand. I’ve never tried them as a mousse. Sounds easy enough so I think that will be my next mission.
I never really ate avocados until I got older because it was drilled into my parents heads that they were fatty and too many calories. Plus they made mostly Italian food so really stuck to tomatoes mostly. Now I can eat them right out of the skin with a sprinkle of salt or a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. This dessert is amazing as how healthy it is and just how tasty an avocado can be!
Oh wow, this sounds incredible! Love that the base is avocado. Avocado’s are my fave! Can’t wait to try this!
I confess I am an avocado lover and a connoisseur as I am from Mexico and we just cannot live without hass avocados. Great recipe¡
So simple! This sounds delicious. I definitely will be trying this. I found it interesting that people consider avocado a vegetable. Living in Miami and having grown up in Homestead, FL near all the mango, lychee, longan, and avocado groves, I never have considered it anything other than a fruit. :)
Congrats! I know with my two, I wanted to sleep the entire 9 months. Was never sick, just plain sleepy. LOL
Sending good thoughts for an easy pregnancy.
This recipe looks awfully appealing – and I just ate supper! Will be adding this to the list to try.
Stupid question but does this actually taste like avacado?
Yes it does! :)
Avacados have 10 grams of diver each, as well.
Incredible taste!!! I used raw honey to sweeten. I am going to serve this for a special dinner this weekend. I was just testing the recipe today and I ate the entire thing!
So glad you liked it! :)
My Gosh. This recipe brings me so many memories from when I was a little girl growing up in Brazil. My mom used to blend using a blender, and sometimes she would add some coconut milk and fresh lemon to add a little twist to the recipe. So good! Thank you for sharing!!!