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Chocolate Orange Mousse

Elise Museles

A mood-boosting and brain-boosting treat that will improve your day and keep your body satisfied! The combination of chocolate and avocado spiced with a splash of orange and a sprinkling of cinnamon whips up into the creamiest, dreamiest dessert that feels just as good as it tastes!


Serves 2 to 3

  • 2 ripe avocados

  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder

  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut milk (adjust to desired consistency)

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • Juice from half an orange (about 1 tablespoon)

  • 1 teaspoon orange zest (plus more for garnish)

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

  • Pinch of sea salt (Do not skip this!)

  • Toppings: cacao nibs or shaved chocolate, grated orange zest


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender. (Food processor works great.) 

  2. Slowly add in a splash or two of coconut milk until the mixture reaches desired consistency, scraping down the sides as necessary. (This is a thick dessert.)

  3. Place mousse in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors set before serving. 

  4. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Serve in individual small bowls and sprinkle with orange zest and shaved chocolate or cacao nibs. Dig in!



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Elise Museles, nutritionist, food coach, author, health coach, podcast hostElise Museles is a Certified Eating Psychology and Nutrition Expert, creator of the Food Story platform, and the wildly popular blog Kale & Chocolate. As an author, speaker, health coach, and podcast host, Elise’s mission is to empower women to create a healthier relationship with food and their bodies by changing what’s on their plate – and what’s in their minds.

Elise recently launched her podcast, Once Upon A Food Story, where she shares the “Food Stories” of leading health experts such as Kimberly Snyder, Dr. Frank Lipman, Robyn Youkilis, and more. She’s also the best-selling author of Whole Food Energy: 200 All-Natural Recipes to Help You Prepare, Refuel, and Recover.