Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sweet Wholesome Wednesday: Creamy Lime Mousse






You all know that I have been overflowing with organic limes this past several weeks. We've been using them in our food, water, tea and desserts. I've been on the lookout for sweet recipes to use up all our limes, but haven't really found much that excited me.

So, while we were in the states, my sister gave me a fun raw food cookbook and there I found a delicious looking lime mousse recipe. Many of you probably remember my Aquacate del Chocolate and many have left me messages raving about it. Well, I am excited to share with you a raw and deliciously tart dessert made with avocados, again!

I just love how the avocado never fails to give such a creamy texture when you need it. Again, if you are making it for friends or family... DO NOT tell them what the main ingredient is! Let them savor it and then surprise them.

The mousse is surprisingly rich, considering that there is no butter or eggs in it. So this is great to serve it with some plain sweet cookies or you can just enjoy it alone. I made a few changes based on what I had in the kitchen and my tastes. Adjust the sweetness level according to your likeness... I actually like this on the tart side, but the rest of my family liked it sweeter.

This wonderful mousse is dairy-free, egg-free, sugar-free, nut-free & wheat-free... basically, it's vegan-friendly (except the honey).



Creamy Lime Mousse
By Marillyn Beard

  • 5 ripe avocados, peeled & pitted
  • 1/2 cup limes juice
  • 1/4 cup packed lime zest (about 6 - 8 limes)
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 - 5 packets stevia (you can use more if you want it sweeter)

In your food processor (or blender), process all the ingredients except the stevia until smooth. Add stevia to taste and process. Scoop into a container and store in fridge to chill. Serve alone or with plain sweet cookies.



Oh! Before I forget, most of you probably notice my Foodista Featured Blog badge on the right sidebar. Last week Melissa (Editor of Foodista) left me a message on my blog... sharing with me the good news that they've selected me as their Foodista Food Blog of the Day for tomorrow, August 20th! My post for the Mango Cranberry Sherbet will be featured on the Foodista homepage for 24 hours. I am thrilled and honored! Thank you Melissa and Foodista!!


As usual... enjoy the mousse and let me know what you think!

Avocado on Foodista

15 comments:

  1. I have read so much about desserts with avocados. I'll have to try it... Congratulations on being the Foodista Food Blog of the day tomorrow!

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  2. I don't like Avocados but this might be worth trying...

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  3. Thank you Andrea!

    Eric - that's my man! Try it before you judge it :o) I promise you won't taste the avocados, unless you have really touchy tastes.

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  4. My eyes are seeing guacamole, and wanting a chip to dip...knowing the texture of very ripe avocados is soft and creamy, it makes sense that it would make a luscious dessert. I will have to give this one a try.

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  5. I love this idea! I can imagine how seemingly decadent this would be!

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  6. i'm drooling!
    i have a recipe for a chocolate pudding made with avacados...so rich and fabulous!

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  7. looks so delicious! I wish I can have some but sadly I am allergic to avocados :( I wouldn't mind having a taste though! it would be so worth it!

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  8. This looks fantastic too! My favorite desserts are creamy ones - like puddings, custards, mousse and ice cream. So I am loving all these desserts!

    The photos are fantastic!

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  9. I meant to congratulate you on the Foodista recognition!

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  10. Thank you everybody! Please leave me a message if you do make some and let me know if you like it. I am having so much fun sharing my recipes with you all! :o)

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  11. Delicious! I make a very similar lime mousse (pie), but love your addition of some coconut oil, yum!

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  12. Jessie - I am sorry to hear that you are allergic to avocados. How did that happen? That stinks, but if you can get a little bite... it WILL be worth it :o)

    Again, thank you everybody!

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  13. Wow- what a great idea! I did try avocado in my banana smoothie recently, and it wasn't as good as I'd hoped. But the combination here sounds especially good- I'll have to try it! Thanks!

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  14. Made this for the family tonight. Very creamy, tart, sweet & delicious. Bits of lime zest were the only thing that kept it from being perfectly smooth.

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