This recipe was born out of sheer creativity and literally "I have no idea what to make for my son's birthday tonight." And so this recipe was born... and it was mighty delicious. Sometimes desperation can be sweet (LOL!).
As I have spoke about before, my son has been having a lot of issues with eczema, meaning massive breakouts. What's we've come to learn is that his little body is responding to a lot of food. If his diet wasn't already clean, well, it's virtually spotless now. We eliminated a lot of food that we noticed was irritating him and we have had a lot of good results. There's still work to be done, but like anything in life and in health, it's a process.
One of the foods we noticed that was contributing to Lake's (my son) inflammation was bananas. And if you have followed my recipes, you would notice that A LOT of my baking has bananas. So I knew that baking for his birthday was out of the question. Even making nice cream, which has bananas, was out of the question.
So I decided to replace bananas with avocado, something he doesn't like to eat, but on a whim, that I would give it a try. I had made something similar in the past, and I remember how good it was, so I thought, "lets do this!"
And guess what?! He LOVED it. And so did my daughter. And my husband. And our guests. So this is why I figure desperation can sometimes work in our favour.
What I loved most about this was how easy it was to make. Before our guests arrived, I quickly threw together the frosting, which you can find here. I threw it in a container in the fridge and let it chill. That process took me about 5 minutes. Then after dinner, I made the mousse, again, taking me only 5 minutes to throw together. Easiest dessert ever!
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries (frozen raspberries will give it a more ice cream-like consistency)
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
This recipe serves three people, so for lakes birthday, I doubled it. I simply used a small ice cream scooper and gave three scoops her person. Then I scooped one scoop of the chocolate frosting and added it on top of the raspberry mousse.
Because this dessert is so nutrient dense, you actually don't need to eat a lot. A little goes a long way!
Here's to health and desserts going hand in hand,