Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Avocado - like you've never had it before ......

I love the humble avocado.   Or Alligator Pear as they are also known.  Packed full of Omega-3 fats and Vitamin B, it is one of nature's superfoods (in my book).  It's a fruit but we don't often think of it in a sweet sense but mainly in a savoury way:  usually guacamole and chopped in salads.  However, the beauty of the avocado is, it doesn't have a very strong taste and lends itself incredibly well to being pureed into a mousse consistency and easily adopting other flavours. Last year I posted a recipe for Raw Vegan Choc Avo Mousse - a favourite recipe that my kids and I loved.  This year I've found a new delicious Avocado Dessert: 

Raw Key Lime Mousse.  

1 avo
1 ripe banana
1 lemon (2 tsp zest, 4 tbsp juice)
2 limes (2 tsp zest, 4 tbsp juice)
1/8 cup raw agave nectar
pinch sea salt

(enough for 1 big serve)

Throw it all in the blender and go for it!  Scrape the sides down & adjust sweetness as necessary.  I added a little more lime juice to make it "fizz" more.

When I first took the lid off the blender & had a big sniff, my stomach dropped:  "oh no, this is gonna taste like a guac, not a dessert ....... ".  But I still gave it a try and was exultant!  Woohoo - it was delicious! It was a thick mousse consistency (thanks to the banana & avo) sparkling with lemon & lime zing that was tempered with a little agave sweetener.  Oh yum.

This was my morning tea treat - served in a gorgeous tea cup, completely decadent.

Ate it while watching Donna Hay make a gorgeous thai chicken salad with a coconut milk dressing - gotta try that one.

And this is the face Ava made when she tried it!  haha - she didn't want a 2nd try either.  Good, all the more for me :-).


  1. Because there was no chocolate in it!!!!!! Thought you'd be pleased .......