Words: Jessica Clark

Cast aside memories of your own mum tricking you into thinking carob was a delicious chocolate-y treat; Honestly Healthy’s founder and guru of all things alkaline Natasha Corrett shows us how to genuinely wow the kids, without feeding them junk (plus no sugar or dairy) with this delicious raw chocolate mousse recipe.

I think a lot of us forget that feeding our children with nutritionally rich alkaline foods is just as important, if not more important, than feeding it to ourselves. I know it can be hard with peer pressure, wanting to keep your kids happy and the ever-present request for a McDonalds or packet of Haribo. Don’t get me wrong, treats are very much allowed, but there are so many ways to make treats healthier and just as delicious.

My nieces & nephews adore my raw chocolate mousse recipe or my homemade Nutella, the recipe for which is in my second book Honestly Healthy For Life. They would never know that they were bursting with vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, let alone something as green as an avocado! Now that they do know, an avocado is no longer a ‘yucky’ green thing that they don’t want to eat – they know that it can be enjoyed in a really yummy way and I think this is a really important lesson to teach them from a young age. Plus it takes two seconds to make so win win for everyone.

Raw Chocolate Mousse
(Serves 2)

1 tbsp coconut oil
1 avocado
1 tsp water
2 heaped tbsp raw cacao powder
2 tbsp agave syrup (or more, to taste)
Raspberries or blackberries, to serve

Melt the coconut oil in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of hot water, then transfer to a blender with the avocado flesh and water and whizz until very smooth. Add the cacao powder and agave syrup or honey and whizz again until completely smooth. Taste and add a little more agave syrup, if required.

Put the mousse in a dish for two or, if you prefer, divide the mixture between 2 ramekins. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Serve with raspberries or blackberries… delish.


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