Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse with Peppermint Vitality.

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When was the last time you had a
an avocado?
You don’t remember? Not sure what to think of them?
Here’s a few reasons why I think you should try to include in your died.

Avocados are a great source of vitamins C, E, K and B-6, as well as riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium and potassium. They also provide lutein, beta-carotene and omega-3 fatty acids.

Although most of the calories in an avocado come from fat, don’t shy away! Avocados are full of healthy, beneficial fats that help to keep you full and satiated. When you consume fat, your brain receives a signal to turn off your appetite. Eating fat slows the breakdown of carbohydrates into sugar, which helps to keep sugar levels in your blood stable. Still need more convincing to eat more avocados?

Mood Enchancer:
Foods containing high levels of folate may help to decrease the risk of depression as folate helps to prevent the build-up of homocysteine, a substance that can impair circulation and delivery of nutrients to the brain. Excess homocysteine can also interfere with the production of the serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine, which regulate mood, sleep and appetite.

Improved digestion:
Despite its creamy texture, an avocado is actually high in fiber, with approximately 6-7 grams per half fruit. Eating foods with natural fiber helps maintain a healthy digestive tract.

Natural detoxification:
Adequate fiber promotes regular bowel movements, which are crucial for the daily excretion of toxins through the bile and stool. Recent studies have shown that dietary fiber may also play a role in regulating the inflammation.

Brain Health:
Fat is essential for every single cell in your body. In fact, over sixty percent of your brain is made of fat. Eating healthy fats supports skin health, enhances the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, minerals and other nutrients and may even help boost your immune system.

I like to whip up one of these for breakfast with a drop or two of Peppermint Vitality essential oil and I’m good to go.

Why add Peppermint Vitality?
It has a bright, cool flavor, with benefits that can support healthy gut function and digestive efficiency. Another bonus – it supports my exercise performance to help me have a great workout.

Want to satisfy your sweet tooth without adding inches to your waistline? This rich, creamy avocado mousse is about as close as you’ll get to a truly healthy chocolate treat.

VEGAN AVOCADO CHOCOLATE MOUSSE WITH PEPPERMINT VITALITY ESSENTIAL OIL

Serves 1.

Ingredients

1 ripe avocado, skin and pit removed, mash slightly with a fork
3 1/2 Tbs unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder
3 1/2 Tbs RAW honey
Unsweetened almond, coconut or hemp milk
1-2 drops of Peppermint Vitality

Preparation:

Place avocado and cocoa powder in food processor. Add honey.
Process avocado, cocoa powder, Peppermint Vitality essential oil and honey for approximately 1 min, pausing to scrape the sides, or until a thick, smooth mousse forms.
Add milk as needed to bring to desired consistency.
Spoon mousse into a small bowl; top with almonds or fresh fruit.

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Warning-
If you are taking blood-thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin), it is important that you do not suddenly begin to eat more or less foods containing vitamin K, which plays a large role in blood clotting.

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