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Orange and Chocolate Mousse made with the Vitamix

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Orange and Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients:

2 avocados
2 tablespoons cacao powder
8 dates (pitted)
Juice of 2 oranges + zest for topping

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in a Super Blender and blend till smooth and creamy.
Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy straight away.
For a thicker texture refrigerate for a few hours before serving.

Did you know?

An avocado is the only fruit that provides a substantial on monounsaturated fatty acids, the healthiest kind of fat for the body. Avocados contain more than 20 different vitamins and minerals including vitamin K, C and E.

Oranges are known to be one of the richest sources of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight diseases such as the common cold and flu. Due to the high water content and natural sugars, oranges hydrate your body while increasing your energy levels. They are also rich in soluble fibre which lowers cholesterol, potassium which is good for the heart, dietary fibre which combats constipation. For the skin, the antioxidants in oranges protect the cells from damage keeping your skin young and fresh.

Dates are nature's candy. These delicious treats are filled with iron, potassium, sodium, protein  and vitamins. They are low in cholesterol and do not contain excessive amounts of fat. The combination of these nutrients is good for the heart, aid in weight loss, provide energy and reduce the risks of strokes.

Who doesn't love the taste of chocolate? Before chocolate becomes what it is, it is initially just plain cacao, of course in order for it to become chocolate it goes through a few processes and other ingredients are added such as sugar. In this form you do not get all the health benefits that are found in pure raw cacao. These include a high content of B vitamins and vitamin C. The antioxidant properties reduce fight cancer causing free radicals. Other benefits include improved digestion, lowering blood pressure and increasing blood circulation and improved cardiovascular health. 

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