Raw Choc-Mint Mousse

Happy Vegan MoFo everybody! Wahoo!

This is my first time participating, which is a bit exciting for me. I was umming and ahhing over whether or not I was going to do a theme as I thought posting every day as I travel around might already be quite a challenge, but hey, I love a good challenge – so I’m hitting the ground running and doing a theme.

I’m opting for what I am hoping will be quite a simple one, which is ‘locally sourced’. This means that I will be aiming to use at least one locally sourced (from wherever I am local to at the time) ingredient every day, which as well as a fun theme is a great way to support local farmers and industry. As we are in quite a big veggie growing region at the moment, it shouldn’t be too difficult. And it’s an excuse to visit more farmer’s markets too! I know, tough gig right?

So we’ve moved on from Gympie – we left today and are currently in Bundaberg, as I have picked up a week of work selling jewellery at a stall starting tomorrow. Billy finished up his labour gig yesterday, so it was perfect timing.

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Before we left though, I had a chance to go on a little trip of my own to Eumundi to visit the infamous markets there. Eumundi is about half an hour south of Gympie, and a little closer towards the coast. It’s a really cute, funky little town and it is buzzing on market day.

The markets were awesome – a diverse range of arts, crafts, food, clothing, jewellery, instrument, handmade toys and so on. I had just eaten brekkie before arriving, which was a bit of a bummer as there were a few different vegan options on offer including momos, smoothies, raw sweets and a Hare Krishna café. I just couldn’t justify buying food for my already full tummy.

I did grab some organic veggies though – some local garlic, salad mix and a big bag of avocados. How I love cheap avocados!

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Afterwards, I decided to travel a little further to the coast as it had been a while since I’d seen the ocean. I drove through Noosaville to Sunshine Beach, where I was able to enjoy the last day of winter under the sun (not that Queensland could call this ‘winter’….29 degrees! That’s summer in Tassie!)

Anyway, enough talk, more food!

Last week I made this deliciously creamy mousse with some avocados that I got in Nanango….being well stocked in the avo department I thought it would be a great start to MoFo to share this simple and sweet recipe.

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Raw Choc-Mint Mousse
(serves 2)

2 avocados
3 Tbsp cacao powder
1-1.5 Tbsp stevia or other sweetener (depending on taste)
1/4 cup fresh mint
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp virgin coconut oil

Add all the ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Chill in the fridge before serving, and garnish with extra mint leaves.

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That’s it. It is sooo easy and I just can’t get over the creaminess..it’s amazing. It’s also super versatile, as you can easily alter the flavours – I’m thinking Mocha, Raspberry and Jaffa next. Mmm…

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0 thoughts on “Raw Choc-Mint Mousse

  1. lovely to make your acquaintance through vegan mofo, its my first year of participating too. I love the sound of your raw choc mint mousse. I’ve not made a dessert with avocado yet, but may do so this month.

    1. Hi Shaheen, lovely to meet you too! I’m loving vegan MoFo already 🙂

      Avocado makes the smoothest, creamiest base for desserts, it really is quite amazing. When staying with my parents, my mum made an avocado chocolate peanut butter ice cream which was off the charts! So yummy!

    1. Thank you! I do try to get as much local produce as possible in general, but I think MoFo is definitely going to make me more conscious of it and my efforts to seek it out, as I definitely succumb to the convenience of supermarkets more than I should. It’s so worth the extra effort too – it’s usually that much yummier!

      Hehe yes jaffa is definitely next in the works. Yuummmm!

  2. Happy Vegan Mofo! It’s my first vegan mofo too, its great to see so many people taking part. My theme is everything bean like due to my garden harvest being overwhelming, so locally sourced too

    1. Yay, happy MoFo!

      Everything bean – I love it! I can’t wait to start a veggie garden again when I finish travelling, I certainly wouldn’t mind having an abundance of beans. Look forward to seeing what you do with them 🙂

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