Here’s a favorite Raw Vegan Chocolate Dessert Recipe….
Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse
Combine in Vita-Mix or Food Processor
2 ripe avocados
1/2 c agave
1/4 c cocoa powder
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
Dash Vanilla Extract
Blend until smooth and serve
Put in container and chill in fridge, or freeze to make it really decadent like a thick mousse-ey ice cream, or make it pretty and do it up parfait style in glasses alternating layers of chocolate mousse and strawberries or other fruit. Or as I mentioned, you can even thin it out a smidge more with an extra dash of agave and this will become your go-to frosting. Serious.
And if anyone wants to really go crazy with chocolate, try Raw Vegan Brownies
Recipe and step-by-step instructions are here
Have you ever made a raw dessert?
Hi, I live in a place with a different variety of avocados. They taste the same, but have smooth skin and are much bigger. Would you mind clarifying how much avocado, in lb or gr, you used for this raw chocolate mousse? It looks delicious. Thanks!
Hass avocados, two that are of regular/average size
I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I certainly loved every bit of it.
I’ve got you book-marked to check out new stuff you post…
Hi! I have just found you blog and I have to say it is absolutely amazing! Also coming from my mom, which is quite used to a more traditional style of cooking (eggs,butter and all that), she always keeps asking me for ways she could replace ingredients so she could make it less caloric :D
One question on your Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse – would it be possible to switch the agave with honey? Agave nectar is quite expensive where I live unfortunately and on a student budget there’s only so many healthy things I can afford..
If it’s easier for you to use honey, go for it. Thanks for reading and for the nice compliments!
okay…I gotta try this! This is so convenient for me, because it doesn’t need baking! I can actually make this in my room!
I just made your raw chocolate mousse and it’s out of this world! My toddler is devouring it! Thanks for the recipe!
Glad you love it and it’s one of those things that I bring to parties and *no one* ever guesses it’s raw, vegan, GF, or made with avos. You can also freeze it and it turns into a dense ice cream/pudding…super tasty!
Your pictures make me wildly hungry!!! I can’t wait to get started,as soon as I stop browsing through your amazing raw world.
Enrty #1 , I'd like to win because the selection of healthy snack bars where I live sucks and Ive been seeing these on all the blogs and would love to try em ' :)
I have always been interested in ProBars because I've only known about them from sightings in blog land! Thanks for a great giveaway!
PS I love your acorn squash seed recipe! I love not wasting the seeds!
Comment 3: I follow on twitter (@mgonyeo)
Comment 2: I follow publicly (mgonyeo)
Comment #1: I would love to try these bars because I am always looking for tasty new bars to try!
And this is my entry #3:
I linked back to your giveaway on my blog at:
This is my entry #2:
I now publicly follow you! (In the blog way, not the creepy way!)
This is my entry #1:
I would like to try these because they look incredibly nutritious and delicious!
ooh ooh! I've never seen these bars in my corner of Canada so I'd love to try them! :D
Entry #1 (i think, lol) I added you to my blog roll!
Entry #7: I commented on the post! :)
Entry #6: I'm following you on twitter (I'm @sweet26tweets)
Entry #5: I am a twitter fan of ProBar
Entry #4: I love that the company uses real, whole ingredients.
Entry #3. I posted on twitter (@sweet26tweets)
Entry 2: I am following your blog
Entry 1: I love fruit flavored bars, and I've heard good things about the Fruition bars.
This is entry one because I've been drooling over probars in other food blogs but they don't totally fit into my student budget!
posted on the review post
Entry number 2:
I learned tons about the benefits of chia seeds on the probar website!
would love to win these guys because I love probars but have often wished for something a little more snack sized!
For Entry #9: Just left a comment on your review post!
For Entry # 5: I went to ProBar's website and learned that Whole Foods Magazine named ProBar the "Best Nutrition Bar for 2009"
For entry #1: I would love to try these because they are "Dense with antioxidants and Omegas from Chia Seeds". I haven't tried Chia seeds yet but have been reading about them on so many blogs!
I adore Probars! I love using them as a meal replacement!
This is my enrty #1.
I would love to crumble one of these yummy bars on top of HEAB's protein ice cream.
entry 1– i want to try the fruitation bars because I LOVE LOVE anything blueberry and strawberry!
just commented on your other post.
thanks for the giveaway!
following you on twitter!
now following probar on twitter!
i had no idea that chia seeds were in the salvia family!
i've never tried these before, but they sound great!
Entry #3: I didn't know chia seeds were a complete protein! Wow, these bars sound fantastic.
This is my entry #1.
I would love to try these bars, because they sound delicious. Bars are a staple in my busy college life, and I would love to add some variety to my rapidly diminishing stash!
I actually didn't know about Pro Bar's Sweet and Savory collection, must find them near where I live! Kettle Corn?!! Ahh!
Entry dos: I'm a follower!
Entry numero uno!
I would love to try the Fruition Bars because any bar which has the first ingrefients as dates is good in my belly!
Entry #2 I am following you publicly.
Entry #1 I would love to try these bars. I love the nutrition stats and all the fruity flavors.
Entry #1: Really interested to try out probars! Have only tried larabars up until now.
Entry 2: I would love to try those bars because I can't get them here in Canada!
Added you to my blog roll!
Following ProBar on Twitter now :)
Follow you on Twitter now :)
Averie the bars look so great! I've never tried that kind before and would love to give them a whirl :)
Enty #2 – I went to the ProBar site and learned that it's legal for oats and chia seeds to marry. Nice.
Entry #1 – I'm a bar fiend and haven't tried these yet. I haven't won ANYTHING so I feel like my number should come up soon!
I linked back in this post!
I left a comment on the other post.
You are now on my blogroll!
On the Probar site, I learned that Art's Original Collection Probars require less hydration than other bars. (http://theprobar.com/products/original/food-for-thought/#blended)
I'm following you on twitter!
I'm now a fan of ProBar on facebook!
I twittered: http://twitter.com/memmalo/status/5261758368
I'm now a follower!
The Fruitition bars look like the perfect snack – 160 calories, two servings of fruit, and a ton of fun!
Linked ya back :-)
YUM! I tried this bar once and I LOVED it. I would really like to try the other flavors!
This is my entry for #1 – I have been seeing these bars all over the blog world and have yet to find them in "real life," and I've been dying to try them!
How have I not entered this contest yet? I do not know.
My entry #1 – I buy this stuff for easy snacks on the go. I prefer the real thing but in a pinch bars made with whole foods have their place in my life!
Come on random integer generator pick me, PICK ME!
my entry #1. I've been eyeing these at the grocery store, I'd love to try them for free before I committing!
Entry #3: I left a comment on your Probar Review post. :)
Entry #2: I am following you.
Entry #1. :) Excellent giveaway– I love Probars, but they are so expensive!
i added your blog to my blogroll
i became a follower of your blog as "Julie V"
entry # 6
i am following probars on twitter.
i added this contest to my blog post.
-i linked to the contest on my twitter!
i'm following you on twitter :D
I've heard sooo much about these bars and would love to try! :D
This is my Entry #1 because I just left this comment.
Okay, I left my comment on that post.
Phew, all done! :-)
I'm already following you on Twitter! :-)
You're already on my blogroll! :-)
I became a fan of ProBar on FB!
I also am now following them on Twitter!
First of all, I LOVE the ProBar site design – very cool!
Secondly, I really love the fact that you can share your ProBar story and if they publish your story, they also post it to Facebook and give you 7 free bars from the original line. Eeeek!!!
I posted on Facebook (you'll see it)!
I also posted on Twitter!
I'll link back in tomorrow's blog post! :-D
I'm already following! :-)
I'd love to win these because I've never tried them AND because I trust your judgment – if you say they're good, they must be! :-D
entry 9= (whew! almost done!) i left a comment on your product review post.
entry 8= i already follow you on twitter!
entry 6= i am now following probar!
entry 5= i visited the website and learned about all their different types and how they can actually replace a meal! not a lot of bars can say that. :)
entry 3= linked on latest entry
entry 2=already a proud follower of your blog.
entry 1= i've never tried pro bars before!
entry #2- i think it's very kewl that the founder has lobbied congress for nutrition education :)
Entry 1: ooh, i tried one of these from a sample and loved it! the smaller size (compared to the regular pro bars) was more my speed as i don't like bars as meal replacements. they tasted fantastic, but i haven't seen them in stores by me…
Hi, Averie –
This is entry #2. I went to the ProBar site and learned new info about chia. Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway!
Hi, Averie –
Thank you for doing this giveaway. This is entry #1. I have seen ProBars at WF, but haven't tried them yet. 12 bars would be an amazing sampler.
And entry #3: added you to my blogroll! Meant to do that last week anyway, but I'm a slacker.
Entry #2: tweeted it :) http://twitter.com/bewelltakecare
You have the best giveaways! I'd love to try these since I love fruity bars, and I've heard/read great things about them!
This is my entry #1, I'd like to try them because I never have before and trust your opinion – just found your blog and wish I had earlier when we were experimenting with raw foods!
so. completly unsure now as to how many times ive entered.. what can I say, I am a keener ;)
Those raw cookie balls i made.. two days ago.. are gone !
yah. you know your stuff. I need to make more ASAP!
I linked you to my new post! (its almost posted)
Entry #3: Added you to my blogroll!
Entry #2: I twittered your message (@kimmyjahnke)!
Entry #1 Never had a ProBar but I would love to try them!
Checked the site. Um Sweet and Savory? Helllooo delicious!
I am a loyal public follower! (HA)
You're on my blogroll girl!
Hey Averie! I would love to win these bars because my Larabars are looking a little lonely — they could use some friends up there in the ole cabinet!
I would love to try these fruity bars, what a perfect snack!
Wow…a lot of entries already! This is my entry, as I would love to try them simply because they're a new, nutritious way for me to consume more fruit–a goal, as it's always been a challenge for me (much prefer veggies). I would love to try!
Maan, this was a toughie!
Entry #3, you're on my blogroll now !
I had subbed to your blog already, because that blogroll update thing, – well, I'm not so good at it.
Point in case, – I deleted the content of one of my sidebars in the process *yahurgl*
But blogroll ye wanted and blogroll ye gots ;)
Aaand entry #2 for number 5:
I like that there's Chia seeds in the fruition bars, – over here in Germany we still aren't allowed to buy chia, – which really sucks, – so that is something I would even more LOVE to try the Fruition bars for.
Because coming from a family with a background of cardio-vascular diseases, I need all the help I can get to stay and keep my family healthy.
This is my #1 entry for, – well, leaving a comment here.
I would really enjoy winning these, – basically because we may have some whoopass vegan spreads here, but not sooo many other cool vegan things (yet, – I hope this will change and more goodies will finally come our way :) )
Entry #3 – tweeted! – http://www.twitter.com/onefrugalfoodie
Okay, I gotta go to bed now :)
Entry #2 – Checked out ProBar's site and learned that they have 3 different product lines with insanely yummy sounding flavors. Who knew?
Entry #1 – I am always on the mission for the perfect bar and haven't tried these yet!
great giveaway! have always wanted to try probars.
Hmmm, why do I want to win one? Ummm, because they look and sound yummy!! Thanks for going through the work and having great giveaways! You're awesome!
Entry #5 I learned that these bars have Chia Seeds, which I'm dying to try, but can't find them at my local WF and haven't had time to make it to the local organic health food store. Anyway, Yea Chia Seeds!
Entry #4 Of COURSE I'm a follower!! XOXO.
Entry #3 I linked back!!! http://livingandlovinginla.blogspot.com/2009/10/zevia-givaway.html
Entry #2 I tweeted! http://twitter.com/liveandlovela/status/5222412465
Entry #1 I would love to try these because I LOVE healthy bars. Yummers!
Entry #3 – Just commented on your review post. Thanks again for a great giveaway!
Entry #2 – Just learned that there are 2 servings of fruit in every bar! Not that I don't get enough enough fruit every day already…:)
Entry #1 – I want to try these because you can never try too many new flavors and kinds of bars, especially healthy all real food bars!
Entry #2 – I learned that Probar has sweet & savory flavors like KETTLE CORN and oh wow i think I'll need to pick that up asap!
I would like to try the Frution bars because they seem like they'd make a good to-go snack for a day full of classes on campus!
I would love to win the fruition bars because I've entered dozens of blog contests, and never win! when will I win!?!?
ahhhh i need to win the fruition bars because a proper food blogger will taste test things for her readers, of course! and i have never tried them :)
Entry 2: I went to the website and learned that probar has three main lines of bars. Original, sweet and savory, and now Fruition.
Entry 1: I would love to try these bars because I am always looking for healthy portable snacks that can carry me between classes and the gym
following probar on tweetski!
4.. I learned that any company that creates a kettle corn bar is a company after my own heart!
#3..consider yourself tweeted :)
number 2: If I didn't follow your blog I would probably cry.
aw honey you da bomb!
1st entry.. I'd like to winnnn because it I wouldn't be able to get through the school day without bars… they're the perf on the go snack :)
WOW! Loving everyones comments!
Adam here from PROBAR, ya'll are going to love fruition. Good luck to everyone!
I would love to try some Pro Bars! I love the ingredient list so this would probably get two thumbs up from me!
I just commented on your review page!!
I just looked around their website and learned that their Superfood Slam received a 2008 “America’s Healthiest Foods” Award in the meal-replacement category!
Thanks so much for the opportunity! Ever since I saw these in the blogworld I've been wanting to try them. They sound like my perfect type of bar!
This is my entry #1. I've seen these bars on other blogs and have been wanting to try them! Especially the blueberry one.
Entry 6: I commented on your review post!
5th Entry: You are on my blogroll!
4th Entry (I'm loving all of these chances! :D):
I am also loving how ProBar describes their Fruition Bars as "designed to be satisfying on-the-go without the extra fat and calories"
3rd entry: LINKAGE!!
2nd Entry: I'm now a follower!!!
I just found your blog and it's great! I am bookmarking those choc. chip "cookie dough" balls to make ASAP!! :D
First entry: I would love to try ProBars because I have heard nothing but GOOD about them, yet they are somewhat expensive, so I want to make sure I buy them before I spend money on 'em! they'd be a great on the go breakfast as I am running to class! ;)
Entry # 3 – I visited the Probar website and learned that Chia Seeds have the highest known whole food source of Omega-3's!
Entry # 2 – I commented on your Fruition bar review.
…Two thumbs up for Pro Bars, yay!
This is my entry #1 – I'd love to win the Fruition bars because they look amazing and I've heard a lot about them, but I haven't splurged and treated myself to them yet because they're pretty durn expensive. Maybe if I win some, I'll be hooked. :) Thanks for an awesome blog – love your recipes! Made the raw choc chip cookie dough and the thin mint dessert and LOVE them – you're awesome! :)
Entry # 1 – I follow your blog and love it! I am envious of your yoga poses!
I would love to win these Fruition bars!
fruition is vegan! hooray!
ive never had this bar before! it would be fun to try :]
This is my entry #1.
I've been wanting to try these bars since I've seen them featured in the blogosphere. Word has it they're amazing, but I can't find them in any stores.
my third entry: I just commented on your review post
this is my entry #2. I've linked to this post on my blog. (http://nyctwinscook.blogspot.com/2009/10/yesterday-on-way-home-i-realized-we.html)
hi, this is my entry #1. I'd love to win the bars because I lover fruit bars and have never heard of this kind before.
Here's an entry #1, This is the first I've heard of them and would love to try them!
This is entry #7:
I just added u to my blogroll:
This is entry #9 b/c i left a comment on you Probar review post.
This is entry #8:
I follow u on twitter @theskinnyplate
This is entry #6:
I just added probar to my twitter
This is entry #5:
I learned from the Probar site that fruition is "marriage of oats, chia seeds, and cashews"
This is my entry #4 for a tweet:
This is my entry #3 for a link back here:
Hyper linked to "fruition" on the bottom
This is my entry #2:
I follow ur blog:
The Skinny Plate
This is my Entry #1:
I would love to try Fruition bars because I have not tried them yet and I like how they are lower in calories than the regular ProBars
Entry #2 – I visited their website and saw they have a Kettle Corn ProBar! Have you tried it?!
Entry #1 – I've been wanting tro try ProBars for so long! I see them on the blogosphere but am not sure where to buy them here :)
Entry number 5 !!
I linked you to my blog :)
#5 I like the priorities of the company-nourishing and organic from responsible growers.
#1 I've been hearing how yummy those are-would love to try them!
I am following these yummy looking bars on twitter!
I added you to my BlogRoll! xoxo http://www.balanceisbeauty.com
fruition is the marriage of dates, oats, chia seeds and cashews! Mmmm sounds like a wonderful combination to me!
#9 – I love that they are only 160 cal's I know the nut bars are quite high. I also love the antioxidants ;)Keep us staying young!
#8 – Yes, I am a Follower
Entry #2 – I am following you on Twitter! :)
#7 – You have been on the blog roll since day 1 ;)
#6 – Done! I am following these wonderful bars on twitter ;)
Love,Love,Love your blog!
Entry #1 – I would loveee to try the fruitation bars because I live in Canada and like so many other wonderful things, we cannot get them here :)
#5 – I checked out the site and fell in love with the Cran-Raspberry bar! I love that it has JUICE sweetened cran's…..most dried crans are sugar sweetened :)
#4 – Twitter Post – Check!
Entry #6: I left you a comment on your review post. However I said "Sweet and Salty" instead of "Sweet and Savoury" Oops!
#3 – Done! Here's the link – http://www.iheartwellness.com/?p=78
My comment #2 – I am already a loveveggiesandyoga.com follower ;)
Good Morning Averie!
This is my post #1
I would love to take these bars home because they sound wonderful and trying new bars is my 'thing' :) Thanks for the opportunity!
Entry #5: I became a fan of ProBars on Twitter.
Entry #4:I learned that these are healthy, raw bars, that are 100% Vegan!
Entry #3(number4):I linked back on my twitter: @butterjessfly http://www.LoveVeggiesandYoga.com is Giving Away 12 ProBars. Go Enter Now! http://bit.ly/qR1RY
Entry #2: I follow you on Twitter!
Entry #1: I would love to try these bars! They sound sooo yummy!
This is my comment for my one and only entry.
Entry #1 – I would love to try these bars. They look yummy!
this is entry 6..i commented on your review. what a great giveaway!
this is entry 5..i follow you on twitter too!
this is entry 4..i checked out probar's site and the sweet&savoury line looks delicious!
this is entry 3…i am linking back to you!
this is entry 2…i follow ya already!
this is my entry #1..id love to win because ive never tried them!
I am always looking for new pre-run snacks! I think these ProBars would hit the spot!
Of course I'd love to win some bars. They'd come in handy around here in a pinch. I'm having less and less time in the kitch.
entry # 1: because I've never had these bars before!!!
THANKS MAMA !
This is entry #2
I didn't realize Art created this company in 2002. I love a man who knows his way around the kitchen! ;) hehheee!
Entry #2 number5.
They have a lot of flavors I need to try and some of them are 70% raw and vegan.
"This is my Entry #1 because I just left this comment."
I loved their Superfood Slam bar so I'd love a chance to try more of their bars. :) Kroger doesn't have these.
Entry #2- You are in my blogroll!
Entry #1- I would like to win these Probars because I have never tried them and they look delicious. Two servings of fruit in one bar seems pretty amazing too.
This is my #1 entry
I would love to win these bars because I pack several healthy lunches every day for my beautiful family and with 2 fruit servings in each bar and the fact that it is made with chia seeds…hello!!! Totally sounds amazing!!!
Here's a link to the giveaway on my blog:
I don't often enter many giveaways but I love ya Averie and this one sounds REALLY good! Not as good as giveaways of your home goodies, but beggers can't be choosers! :)
I'll post a link on my blog and then post here again..
My tummy would thank you if it was able to try ProBars!
I tweeted you, baby! I want to try ProBars! (this comes from my 4-year old AND me!)
This is my entry #2.. You are obv on my blogroll.. wooo. :)
Woo.. love give-aways! This is my entry #1 Ms. Averie: I would like to try Fruition bars because I have never had em AND they look like a super healthy snack to take to work (when that mid morning hunger creeps in!)
You're on my blogroll (of course!)
I'm following you on Twitter!
#1 Entry –
I've been seeing these bars all over the blogging world but can't find them anywhere! They sound SO healthy and yummy. I would LOVE to try them!
This is my #1 entry to win a probar. I'd love to try them because I have never had one before!!
this is my entry 4
this is my entry number 3 for number 5. I learned that there are 2 servings of fruit in every bar! I also love that there are 3 different lines of Pro bars, love the idea of cherry pretzel and kettle corn bars!!
This is my entry 2
you are OBV on my blogroll and I am a follower!!
this is my entry #1
I would LOVE to try the fruitrition bars…a bar with yummy dried fruit AND chia seeds, thsi sounds so amazingg and I love fruity bars with chunks of real fruit!!
you ROCK, averie!!
This is my Entry #1 :) I'd really like to try those!
Yay! Okie smokie
this is my entery numerou uno!
And I'd LOVE to try these bars because A) never had them
and B)because if you say they are good.. they must be REALLY good.
This is entry number 2 stating that I follow your kick ass bloggg! =]
This is my entry for # 1 – I've never tried these and would LOVE tooo! I just recently made a huge change in my diet to eat healthier and excersier and I've been trying to find bars I enjoy..these have been the only ones so far that will tickle my fancy.
This is my second entry, for method #5. I liked that the ProBar website offers sweet and salty bars, something that I haven't seen from very many brands but that I enjoy a lot. Cherry Pretzel looks amazing.
This is my entry #1 (if Canadians may enter). I'd like to try these bars because they look like they'd be a handy snack to take hiking or cross-country skiing.
Entry # 1: I would love to win these because my Whole Foods doesn't carry them! I've heard the blueberry is like a dream:)
This is my entry #3 for number 9. I've commented on your review post!
This is entry #2 for number5.
I learned that there are three lines of bars for Probars: Art's Original, Sweet&Savory, and FRUITION!
This is my entry #1.
I would like to try Fruition bars because I absolutely love FRUITY bars. The nutrition stat looks fab too ;)
Hey averie, miss you guys! I would love to win the bars!
Stephanie (Henry, Gwen)