The keto diet implies that you have to eat fat… loads of fat… like 75-80% of your calories should come from fat. If you go dairy free, the range of accepted fat foods you can have is reduced pretty much.
One of the main foods that everybody is promoting is AVOCADO. And for good reason: it is very nutritious, it has a lot of vitamins and minerals (it contains more potassium than bananas), also, it has a lot of fibres and is loaded with heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids.
I love avocado… or I used to… I’m the type of person who gets bored easily and needs variety, especially when it comes to food. When I started keto, I had a lot of avocados… until one day when… I couldn’t… From my favorite food, it became my least favorite… The taste almost made me puke…
I have to say, this love-hate relationship with avocado is not news for me. This happened to me before, before keto, when I was eating loads of avocado just because I loved it. My favorite breakfast was half avocado, with smoked salmon and a boiled/poached egg… and I had that for a long time, until I couldn’t stand it anymore… Then I did a break and then it became my favorite food again… So, I think I just needed a break from it…
Well, even if I’m a big advocate of “listen to your body”, I found a way to trick my bored mind with a delicious recipe that makes avocado my BFF again: Keto chocolate mousse.
It is very, very simple to make, it needs only few ingredients, a blender (a device that I think everybody should have in their kitchen) and a spoon… if you don’t like to eat with your fingers, which I do 🙂 ….
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 can of high fat coconut milk
- 1/3 or 1/4 cup xylitol – depending if you want it more or less sweet (or you can use any sweetener that you like – also raw honey if you are not concerned about the carbs)
- 3 tbsp. of raw organic cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. alcohol free vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
Put all the ingredients into a blender and mix it until you get a nice, smooth paste.
Put it in the fridge for 1 h and then enjoy it.
Actually, this mousse reminds me of those commercial, cheap, nasty chocolate mousse/puddings, in a plastic jar, that I used to love so much back then, which were giving me loads of stomach pain and bloating … This keto chocolate mousse gives me the same satisfaction, but without the side effects plus with the benefits of this great fruit, avocado…
I hope you will like it as much as I do.
And remember, you can cycle foods and recipes so that you don’t get bored of the same taste.