Try This RD's 5-Ingredient Rich Chocolate Collagen Mousse
The secret of this decadent chocolate mousse will surprise you: The base is avocado! It's creamy and rich, but the best part is that you can't really taste the avocado at all. This mousse is so delicious, you might forget you're actually reaping amazing health benefits, too.*
Avocados are technically a fruit, but they contain less than 1 gram of sugar per ounce. And they are packed with 20 different types of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, plus they are cholesterol-free.
With the addition of mbg's chocolate beauty & gut collagen+, you're amping up the nutrient profile and transforming this dreamy dessert into a satisfying, nutrient-fueled snack.* Plus, the beauty-enhancing benefits are hard to ignore: mindbodygreen's blend features hydrolyzed collagen peptides, biotin, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and vitamin E, all of which can support firm, hydrated skin1 and a thick, full mane of hair2.* Additionally it contains turmeric, SGS, and L-glutamine for full-body benefits.*
The recipe is perfect for a cozy night at home, but you can make enough servings to last you throughout the day—win-win. Even better, this recipe takes only five minutes to make!
Decadent & Rich Collagen Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Yields 4 servings
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 ripe banana
- ¼ cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
- 1-2 scoops of mbg's chocolate beauty & gut collagen+
- 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 Tbsp. agave (optional, to sweeten)
- 1 Tbsp. almond butter (creamy is best; optional for texture)
- Blend everything together in a blender or food processor, then chill for 30 minutes to 2 hours in the fridge.
- Afterward, top with a light whipped cream, cacao nibs, or coconut flakes. Enjoy!
Mascha Davis, MPH, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist, humanitarian, and founder of Nomadista Nutrition, a private nutrition practice based in Los Angeles. Her writing and expertise has been featured in numerous publications and media outlets including CNN, the Washington Post, ABC News, Men's Health magazine, Refinery29, PopSugar Fitness, Reader's Digest, and many more. In 2016 she gave a TEDx talk about her international humanitarian work. Her nutrition tips and recipes can be found on her Instagram @nomadista_nutrition.