Mind-Blowing Mint-Chocolate Mousse

Just when I thought that chocolate avocado mousse couldn’t get any better, enter … mint! Wait — another raw chocolate mousse recipe? It’s no secret that cacao and avocado have been having a love affair for awhile now, but now it’s about to turn into a ménage-à-trois with a fresh new face, that of peppermint.

Peppermint is an amazing aid to digestion. It calms the stomach muscles and creates better bile flow, a key component to digestion of fats such as avocado. Peppermint also helps to calm colon spasms, relieve gas pains and decrease bloating.

Oh, and did I mention that it’s delicious? Just 1-2 drops of peppermint oil add an intense yet soothing flavor to herbal tea, desserts or even savory sauces or dressings. A little bit goes a long way, so easy does it. Make sure you buy good-quality peppermint oil, especially if you're ingesting it, and good-quality cacao powder is also a must.


Serves 1 chocoholic (or more than 1 average person)


  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 very generous tablespoon of raw cacao powder
  • 1-2 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 1/8 tsp. of vanilla powder (or vanilla extract)
  • 1/8 tsp. of cinnamon powder
  • 1 Medjool date (soaked and pitted. For more detailed instructions, check out this article)
  • ¼ cup of coconut water, almond milk or water
  • A few sprigs of fresh mint leaves
  • pinch of (Himalayan or sea) salt

Optional (but delicious!):

  • 1 teaspoon of mesquite powder
  • 1 teaspoon of carob powder
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • A pinch of cinnamon powder


Add all ingredients to a Vitamix (preferable) or a food processor and blend until smooth. Add more liquid as needed. Top with some fresh mint leaves, cacao nibs and fresh fruit if you’re fancy!

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