Chocolate Orange Mousse

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!
Reprinted with permission from
Elise Museles

Elise Museles is a certified eating psychology and nutrition expert, creator of the Food Story Method and platform, and host of the popular podcast Once Upon a Food Story. As an author, speaker, and mind-body eating coach, Elise’s mission is to empower people to create a healthier relationship with food and their bodies by changing what’s on their plate—and what’s in their minds. For more, visit or check out her new book Food Story: Rewrite the Way You Eat, Think, and Live.

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