Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hormone Balancing Raw Cacao and Avocado Mousse

October! Let's begin with something delicious and healthy. If you like avocados like I do, you are probably eating them at least s few times a week. Their neutral taste makes them one of the most versatile ingredients a raw cook can use.


Ingredients: 

for the mousse
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup raw almond butter
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao
  • 1 Tbsp virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp pink Himalaya salt


for the crumble
  • 5 Medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch pink Himalaya salt 


for the garnish
  • 2 ripe plums, pitted and sliced


Method: 
  • In a food processor pulse blend dates, almonds and nuts. Add salt and spices and blend again until well combined. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well. If your crumble is too thick you may want to add a tablespoon of freshly pressed lemon juice. You can make it a day ahead and dehydrate it if you prefer. In fact, you can make granola-like bars and crush them for this recipe.
  • To make the mousse place all the mousse ingredients in a blender or a food processor and blend until creamy and smooth. Adjust the taste to your personal liking.
  • Place a generous amount of crumble at the bottom of chilled bowls or tall glasses. Portion out a thick layer of mousse. Garnish with crumble and sliced plums. Serve right away and enjoy in good company!


Avocados are a fantastic source of healthy, unprocessed, completely raw, fat, that is missing in most people's diet today. Avocados contain around 20 essential nutrients in addition to plant sterols, such as beta-sitosterol, that have anti-estrogenic properties. They are able to block the estrogen receptors in our cells and reduce absorption rates of the the "bad" estrogen. In this way, avocados help increase progesterone levels in women and testosterone levels in men, thus helping to reduce a chance for estrogen-dependent cancers such as the breast cancer and the prostate cancer.

Moreover, avocados help boost the body’s ability to absorb fat-soluble nutrients from other fruits and vegetables, such as the alpha and the beta-carotene, and lutein. They are rich in fiber, minerals such as potassium, magnesium and calcium; B vitamins and the vitamin E.

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Dominique Allmon©2015

*Information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose or cure a disease. 

         
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