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Raw Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate, affectionately called food of the Gods, comes from a tree in the jungle called a cacao tree. Beautiful yellow/green pods hang from the tree’s trunk and branches. When cut open, the edible, fibrous white pulp is sought after by the people native to the area. Embedded in the pulp are dark purple seeds that after being dried and processed, become “chocolate beans”. When eating a raw food diet and creating raw food recipes, we are not interested in the processed chocolate that has lost many of its nutrients, we are interested in chocolate in it’s raw form, cacao.


recipe for raw cacao pudding



Why? Cacao has a high level of antioxidants,and is an excellent source of dietary fiber.  Cacao is known to be one of the highest dietary sources of magnesium, and contains an impressively high iron content. It also has many other essential minerals in significant quantities. Cacao is also a source of serotonin, dopamine and phenylethylamine, which are said to help alleviate depression and increase feelings of well-being. Cacao also contains anandamide which delivers feelings of bliss and B vitamins, which are essential to brain health.

As you enjoy this chocolate mousse, made with cacao and other healthy ingredients, know that you are not only experiencing bliss on your palate, but also are doing your brain, body and attitude a favor.


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  1. Sarah wrote on February 12, 2013

    This was amazing. Going to be a weekly thing for sure in my home. I ran out of almond butter while making it so had to add about 2 Tbsp. of Peanut Butter and whoa…it was REALLY good. Thank you, thank you!

  2. Julie wrote on February 6, 2013

    Any suggestions for agave substitutes. Could I use coconut nectar syrup or coconut sugar? If so how much?

    • Susan wrote on February 6, 2013

      You can use what ever liquid sweetener you like. You will have to experiment, as I have only made the recipe the way it is posted. Cheers!

  3. Linda wrote on January 14, 2013

    Just came across your website and I have many of your recipes saved already. I’m trying to eat more raw and have been “organic” for a long time now. This mousse looks wonderful. Could you substitute raw cacao nibs for the powder? I definitely think your website will help me on my journey 🙂

    Thank you,

    • Susan wrote on January 14, 2013

      That would not work in this recipe… Cheers!

  4. Karla wrote on July 16, 2012

    This sounds awesome! Could someone please tell me how much Stevia was used to replace the agave & also was it powder, packets, or liquid?

  5. Martina wrote on June 5, 2012

    Hi, The recipe is very nice but I was wondering what the texture is supposed to be. Mine is still a bit a nutty, is it supposed to be, or is it meant to be very smooth. I dont own a vitamix or a high power blender which alot of raw food recipes recommend. Thanks Martina

    • Susan wrote on June 5, 2012

      It should be very smooth. The right equipment makes a huge difference. Cheers!

  6. Kimanh wrote on May 22, 2012

    Hi! Just wanted to let you know I made this for Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution dinner party that I attended last Saturday. I pre-warned everyone that it didn’t taste like chocolate and everyone LOVED it!

  7. Carol wrote on April 26, 2012

    Oh. My. Goodness!! This recipe is outstanding, Susan! I subbed Chocolate PB2 for the almond butter, and stevia for the agave, just to cut back a little on the fat and calories. My mousse is SO creamy and delicious! My husband is going to love it too. I just know it. Thank you!!! Cheers!

  8. Teresa wrote on March 26, 2012

    WOW, who knew avocados could taste like pudding? I am amazed at how good this is!!!!! I am new to the raw world and thoroughly enjoying your recipes. You are gifted and talented. Thanks.

  9. Chloe wrote on July 8, 2011

    I have been making this every week! I LOVE it…. for those of you that are sensitive to any sugar, I have been substituting a a mix of 1/2 of apple juice with 3 packets of stevia for the agave portion. It is divine!


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