Healthy Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Healthy Avocado Chocolate Mousse

If you’re looking for a healthy chocolate mousse recipe that tastes AMAZING (and is vegan too!) then you’ve come to the right place!


This recipe is so simple to make as it uses just FOUR ingredients (plus 1 optional extra!). And don’t let the secret ingredient (avocado!!) put you off as you really cannot taste that it’s there. This chocolate mousse is packed with healthy fats and vitamin E which will help to nourish you from the inside out!


To make this recipe all you will need is a food processor (I do wonder though if a hand blender would also work!). Check out my Healthy Kitchen Gadgets blog post for more information :).


Do let me know if you make this recipe too!


Healthy Chocolate Mousse

Healthy Chocolate Mousse


Avocado Chocolate Mousse


  • 1 very ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp warm water - optional
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (vegan option) or honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon or vanilla essence
  • OPTIONAL: small ripe banana
  • TOPPINGS: Almond slices, desiccated coconut, yoghurt and/or berries


  1. De-stone the avocado & scoop out the flesh into your food processor. Blend until creamy, scraping down the sides as needed. Add a tbsp of warm water to help it blend if needed.
  2. Add in the cocoa, cinnamon/vanilla and honey/maple syrup and blend until combined. Add the optional banana if you're using it and blend again.
  3. Serve on its own (between 2 people) or with your favourite toppings (mine are blueberries, yoghurt, flaked almonds & desiccated coconut!) or chill in the fridge for 60 minutes to allow it to firm up first. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 175

% Daily Value

Total Fat 14 g


Total Carbohydrates 12 g


Protein 3 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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  1. January 31, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    yummy, thanks for recipe :)) i will try :))

  2. January 31, 2014 / 6:02 pm

    This is getting made tonight! I’ll try to get a pic before it gets devoured. Thanks for another fab recipe. I will share it via The Superwoman Project 🙂 x

  3. Kevyn Cooke
    February 2, 2014 / 3:57 pm

    Will make this tonight and test it on the wife! 🙂

      • Kevyn Cooke
        February 2, 2014 / 9:37 pm

        The wife loved it!! Thanks for posting our picture! 🙂 And thanks again for the recipe.

  4. Eve
    February 2, 2014 / 6:45 pm

    Made this for the whole family after Sunday roast, everyone loved it and were so impressed knowing it was healthy and couldn’t believe how smooth the avocado made it! Thank you for the fab recipe!

    • February 2, 2014 / 6:48 pm

      Thank you for that fab pic! So glad you enjoyed it 🙂 x

  5. PoPpy @ Persistence Over Perfection
    February 3, 2014 / 10:21 am

    How many servings does this recipe make please?

  6. Sarah
    February 6, 2014 / 10:03 am

    This is a fabulous recipie I’ve made it twice I added peppermint
    Instead of vanilla and it tasted like aftereights mints
    Gives you the chocolate fix whilst being healthy I love it thank you so much
    Sarah xxxx

    • February 6, 2014 / 7:49 pm

      Oooh LOVE that after 8 idea!!! Thank you so much for your comment!! xx

  7. Emma
    February 6, 2014 / 11:55 am

    This is just amazing! So yummy! My food processor is broken but avocado was very ripe so easy to mix by hand. Added some cocao nibs for crunch and topped with frozen raspberries and coconut. Have a feeling this will be a regular treat!! Thanks Nics Nutrition 🙂

    • February 6, 2014 / 7:49 pm

      OOh gorgeous!! That’s good to know you don’t need a food processor too 🙂 Thanks! x

  8. Leonie
    February 8, 2014 / 8:48 am

    I made this mousse last night. I don’t have a food processor (yet, going to invest!) so I just mashed/mixed the avocado really well with a spoon, it probably wasn’t as smooth but it still tasted really good! I also used golden syrup instead of honey because I didn’t have any honey in (extra treat!) I topped the mousse with a few blueberries. Thanks for the recipe Nic, great when you need a chocolate fix! 🙂

    • February 8, 2014 / 5:58 pm

      Aw thank you for your lovely comment! You have to get a food processor though! It’s so useful and only around £20! xx

  9. heidi Jones
    February 16, 2014 / 6:21 pm

    Hi Nic, I made this pudding and it was delicious! I mixed it up a little bit and tried instead I used mashed banana and water (will be trying the avocado version next though!) cacao powder, honey, 1tbsp of peanut butter and raw almonds – blended it all in a processor with some chocolate whey protein powder and topped it cinnamon and chopped almonds 🙂 I only remembered to take a photo though after I’d eaten it! Will send one through next time.

    • February 16, 2014 / 6:32 pm

      Hehe aw that sounds gorgeous!! Thank you so much leaving such a lovely comment with a great tip!! xx

    • Tasha
      February 24, 2014 / 10:08 pm

      How much cacao powder did you use Heidi? I am never sure whether to substitute it 1:1 for cocoa powder as it seems so much stronger.. but tonight I tried making this with 1 tablespoon of cacao and it didn’t taste chocolatey at all 🙁

  10. Jessica
    February 26, 2014 / 2:53 am

    I had two avocados so I doubled the recipe and there was way too much cocoa! It was bitter and awful. I had to add in half a banana (which I hadn’t wanted to) and lots more honey to try and mellow it out. I would recommend using half the cocoa then taste testing before adding anymore 🙂

    • February 26, 2014 / 9:11 pm

      Thanks for the tip! I suppose it depends on the size of your avocados 🙂 xx

  11. sophia
    April 30, 2014 / 4:29 pm

    This is soooo yummm…. I used agave instead of honey and i added a teaspoon of pb….. Its was sooo goood…. Even my avocado hating brother enjoyed it :)x

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