The benefits of the cacao powder
For the most antioxidants, look for semi-sweet or dark chocolate with at least 70 per cent cocoa solids and the least amount of sugar. Dark chocolate without unhealthy additives, such as sugar, has been shown to lower the risk of cancer and strokes. Chocolate, also, improves immunity, greater longevity and quicker recovery from intense exercise.
So we had to show to you all the advantages and benefits of treating yourself by eating a small quantity of a quality chocolate or… making these chocolate avocado pudding with pecan brittle for you and your lover on Valentine’s Day.
CHOCOLATE AVOCADO PUDDING WITH PECAN BRITTLE
1/2 cup dark chocolate, coarsely
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons full fat coconut milk, room temperature
4 medium-sized ripe avocados, with pits and skins removed
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup organic cocoa powder
- Melt down the chocolate in the top of a double boiler until smooth, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
- Combine the avocados, coconut milk, honey and cacao powder in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Refrigerate about 45 minutes or until chilled to firm it up, then scoop the mousse into a small cups.
By Laura | Lau Sunday cooks – Adapted from Eva Kosmas Flores