Chocolate and Orange Avocado Mousse

Noosa Foodie loves to cook by the seasons, and as avocados and oranges are plentiful right now this seemed like the perfect recipe to share.

I created this dessert for our Hello Paleo! cooking class (it is sugar, dairy and grain free), and as well as being extremely nutritious is super-decadent and delicious.
Serve this at a dinner party and your guests will be none the wiser I promise you!

Ingredients (serves 4-6):
5 medjool dates, pitted
2 ripe avocados, peeled and stone removed
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons raw honey
Finely grated zest of 1 orange
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon of sea salt
To serve: orange segments or fresh strawberries

1. Pit the dates and place in a small bowl. Cover with boiling water and soak for 15 minutes to soften. Strain, reserving the soaking water.
2. Place the strained dates, avocadoes, cacao powder, honey, orange zest, vanilla extract and salt in a food processor together with 1 tablespoon of the date soaking liquid. Process until smooth and fluffy. If it is too thick, add a little more of the date soaking liquid.
3. Divide the mousse between 4-6 small glasses or ramekins. Serve with orange segments or fresh strawberries.

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