Chocolate + Avocados = Dessert

How is everyone doing today? My day yesterday kind of dragged, but I enjoyed a nice workout at the gym after work. I’ve kinda, sorta been following Body For Life, to the beat of my own drum. I will do a complete post on it next week, but basically I’m doing 3 days of strength training and using heavier weights. I’m following the strength training plan that goes with the book, but I’m not really doing the suggested cardio.

On the days I do strength training, I’ve been doing 20-30 minutes of HIIT (high intensity interval training) on the elliptical. This is the beginning of my third week doing it and I’m liking it so far. Like I said, more to come next week!

Last Friday I went to a small dinner party at my friends, Lauren and John’s apartment in the city. In usual fashion, I had to contribute something. When I’m going to a friend’s house to eat, I usually like to bring an appetizer and/or a dessert. I knew I didn’t have enough time to do both, so I went with Trader Joe’s garlic lovers hummus, edamame hummus, lentil chips and red, white and blue tortilla chips (all from Trader Joe’s).

For dessert, I wanted to try something new. I usually don’t make new things to bring to share with friends, but I knew these friends would be up for it…that and it was from Angela from Oh She Glows, and I’ve never made a recipe from her that disappointed anyone.

So Chilled Double Chocolate Torte it was.

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Maybe you’ve heard of avocados in chocolate mousse, maybe you haven’t. If you haven’t, well take this as your personal invitation to try it now.

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I love this recipe. It’s indulgent and decadent, but made of REAL whole foods. It’s barely processed, has no white sugar or flour and tastes amazing.

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nut based crust

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mousse

I used Angela’s exact recipe, except I used 4 avocados, because mine seemed small and I left out the arrowroot powder because  I didn’t have any. So go get some pecans, cocoa powder, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, avocados, almond milk and chocolate chips, and make this! No baking, no hot oven, just 2 hours in the freezer and you’re good to go!

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Oh and don’t tell anyone it’s made with avocados, see if they can guess! My friends couldn’t…until I gave them a few hints!

Have a great day!