27 Jul Raw Cacao, Ginger and Avocado Mousse

rawcacaoAvocado for dessert? It may sound strange but this healthy dish is not only delicious but also made from skin loving ingredients that will have you glowing from the inside out. High in Vitamin E, Antioxidants and Magnesium, chef and founder of The Detox Kitchen Lily Simpson must have had the beauty conscious in mind when she created this recipe.

Lily’s new cookbook The Detox Kitchen Bible is full of practically guilt free recipes to help you look and feel your best. She teamed up with nutritionist Rob Hobson and created two hundred nutritious meals and a variety of meal plans that are all free of wheat, dairy and refined sugar.


2 tbsp coconut oil

2 avocados

1 vanilla pod, split open lengthways

1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger

3 tbsp coconut water

3 tbsp raw cacao powder

3 tbsp runny honey

  1. Put the coconut oil in a small pan and heat gently for 5 minutes until melted. Remove from the heat.
  2. Whilst the coconut oil is melting, slice the avocados in half and remove the stones. Scrape all the flesh into a blender or food processor. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla pod and add to the blender.
  3. Add the grated ginger and coconut water and blitz until smooth. Now add the coconut oil along with the raw cacao powder and honey. Blitz for 2 minutes until completely smooth. (If you don’t have a blender you can mix everything together by hand although the texture may not be as smooth.)
  4. Spoon the mixture into four small ramekins or dessert glasses and leave to set in the fridge for 1–2 hours before serving.

Serves 4







Photo and recipe credit: The Detox Kitchen Bible by Lily Simpson and Rob Hobson, published by Bloomsbury

Where to buy: The Detox Kitchen Bible is available at Dymocks RRP $49.99


Written by Sophie Howe.