This is a very different, very awesome raw vegan recipe I learned from Woody Harrelson's Voice Yourself web site (which I learned about from the movie Go Further). He has a full-time raw vegan chef, lucky bastard.
Chocolate of the Gods Mousse
Yields 1 dish
* 3 avocados
* 1/2-cup maple syrup
or 1-1/4 cup soft dates (as an alternative sweetener)
* 2-4 tablespoons organic evaporated cane juice* (optional- for a sweeter tooth)
* 1-tablespoon non-alcoholvanilla extract
* 1-1/2 tablespoon cold-pressed coconut butter or olive oil (I recommend Omega Nutrition coconut butter as it does not smell or taste like coconut- which interferes with the fine flavor of chocolate)
* 3/4-cup raw carob powder
* 4 tablespoons organic cocoa powder (add a touch more for "darker" chocolate- I adore dark chocolate)
If raw carob is not available, use a total of 2/3-cup coca (as cocoa has a much stronger flavor than carob), adding more to taste
* 1-pint raspberries or sliced strawberries
* Fresh mint leaves
*An unrefined, organic "raw sugar"- produced by a company called Wholesome Foods- available in most health food and natural food stores
If you are using dates:
pit the dates and cover with fresh water to soften for 5-15 minutes
In a food processor:
Blend avocados (scooped out of the skin without the pit!), with sweet ingredients, vanilla and coconut butter or olive oil until smooth
Spoon in carob and cocoa powder and blend until creamy
Layer with fresh berries in a wine or martini glass and top with fresh mint leaves
This mousse will stay fresh in a sealed container in the fridge for 3-4 days
* 1/2 cup almonds, soaked in fresh water for 8 hours
* 3/4-cup pecans
* 3/4-cup walnuts
* 4-6 soft dates, pitted
* 2 tablespoons maple syrup or raw honey
* 2 teaspoons cinnamon
* pinch sundried sea salt
In a food processor:
chop nuts into a fine meal.
Add dates and maple or honey and chop until well mixed.
Add cinnamon and a pinch of salt.
The texture should be crumbly and sticky.
Press evenly into a pie plate.
Sliced strawberries or bananas can be layered into bottom of the piecrust.
Spread the Chocolate of the Gods Mousse evenly into the pie crust and generously top with fresh berries and mint.
For convenience, I usually just make the mousse and then make parfaits with the mousse and sliced strawberry and banana. It kicks ass! I have horrified many a friend (both veggie and non-veggie) by giving them this dessert and then telling them afterward that it was made of avocados. It really just turns out like a thick chocolate pudding/mousse. You'd never guess the avocados were its base.
Obviously, this is not how I usually eat avocados...but it's damn good!
I saw that documentary and I loved the sound of that pie! Now that you've reminded me of it I'm going to have to give it a try.