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Recipe: Deceptively Healthy Chocolate Mousse Smoothie

Healthy Chocolate Mousse Smoothie

This month’s Well+Good smoothie is deceptively healthy—it’s a chocolate mousse smoothie that we’ll be sipping pre-workout (potassium-packed avocado fuel!) and pre-holiday party (it makes the dessert table less tantalizing).

What makes it healthy? Avocado provides a dose of healthy fats, which are ideal for the winter months. They add moisture to our skin, and are loaded with antioxidants, potassium, and B vitamins for energy.

Raw cacao powder (chocolate’s pure form) is one of the highest antioxidant-rich foods—four times as much as green tea. Dates and maple syrup act as seasonal, natural sweeteners, and unsweetened almond milk adds depth and richness. Top it off with dried mulberries, a superfood packed with vitamin C and iron, and which might even help you ward off winter sniffles. —Jennifer Kass

Deceptively Healthy Chocolate Mousse Smoothie

Blend and enjoy!

1/2 avocado
1 tbs cacao powder
1 tsp maca powder
3 dates
1 tbs maple syrup
1 1/2 c organic unsweetened almond milk
Garnish with mulberries

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  1. December 3rd, 2012 at 10:21 am

    This recipe sounds delicious!

    For other healthy swaps during the holiday season:
    http://www.askdrmanny.com/dr-manny/articles/healthy-living/tis-season-swap-lighter-festive-foods

  2. December 3rd, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Looks great, Jennifer!!

  3. December 3rd, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Smoothie Queen! Looks totally indulgent and delightful …

  4. December 3rd, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some.

  5. December 3rd, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I’ll definitely be trying this one! Such a great way to curb chocolate cravings.

  6. December 5th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Danielle! You are so right! Report back and tell us what you think! I just made it again and can’t believe it only takes 2 minutes.

  7. December 12th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    AMAZING! Just made it and it tastes better than any milkshake ive ever had! All must try this!

  8. April 9th, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    While many of these look yummy, I wish all of these smoothies had calorie counts listed!

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