This minty avocado chocolate mousse is so smooth and tasty. Oh the benefits of raw cacao powder.
Feel energized (literally, I’m not kidding) with this awesome super food. Filled with major antioxidants
that are so good for you. Enjoy one of nature’s true secret ingredients. Cacao powder has been enjoyed
in South America for thousands of years. (It is pronounced ka cow.)
The origin of cacao goes back to the Aztecs. They even ground it up and smoked it.
Montezuma even consumed it as an aphrodisiac. In regions of Mexico, all the way up to the late 1840’s cacao beans were even used as currency.
The Mayans even worshiped a cacao god.
Science today backs up these beliefs and now cacao is considered a “super food” due to the high levels of antioxidents. A nibble a day can definitely contribute to beneficial health.
You really want to make sure it is certified organic, and non-gmo. This raw powder is also kosher and gluten-free. It has one of the highest sources of magnesium, flavonols, and polyphenols. It has no sugar. The cold pressed version protects the nutrients of this wonderful super food. This assures an increase in energy and better health. I add it to our smoothie each morning. It is also great in your coffee for an added pick me up.
The thyme honey is raw and organic offering huge nutritional value helping to boost the immune system. You can substitute regular honey if you can’t find the Thyme honey. I recommend Wedderspoon 100% raw organic thyme honey. If you do substitute a local honey, just make sure you find an organic honey to get some nutritional value. A local honey will help build your immune system against local histamines. Hence, helping any allergy issues. The benefits of the Thyme honey are huge, which is why I recommend it, especially for an anti cancer diet. Thyme honey is truly an anti cancer food. This amazing honey has been shown to reduce prostate cancer cells (PC-3 cells) and endometrial cancer cells (Ishikawa cells).
Thyme honey has the highest antioxidant among the dark color honeys. It also has the highest level of polyphenols and flavonoids. These antioxidants help neutralize free radicals that cause premature aging of the skin. So here is your little fountain of youth helper.
Mix all of these good ingredients with the obvious nutrition of the avocado and you truly have a delicious and nutritious dessert. Enjoy!
1. Anna V. Tsiaparaa, Mari Jaakkola, Ioanna Chinou, et al (2009). Bioactivity of Greek honey extracts on breast cancer (MCF-7), prostate cancer (PC-3) and endometrial cancer (Ishikawa) cells: Profile analysis of extracts. Food Chemistry, 116(3), 702-708.
2.Robert Socha, Leslaw Juszczak, Slawomir Pietrzyk, and Teresa Fortuna (2009). Antioxidant activity and phenolic composition of herbhoneys. Food Chemistry, 113(2), 568-574.