This chocolate mousse is effortless to make and it's a dessert you don't have to feel guilty about.
1/4 cup hemp seeds**
2 heaping tbsp raw cacao powder
1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
1 large banana, frozen and coarsely chopped
2 tbsp raw honey, agave, or pure maple syrup
Pinch of cayenne
Pinch of ground ginger
Pinch of sea salt
Cold water, as needed
**The hemp seeds may be replaced by raw almonds, raw cashews, or raw sunflower seeds. Soak the nuts or seeds in water for about 10 minutes or until softened prior to proceeding with the recipe.
Step 1: Blend the hemp seeds, cacao, avocado, banana, honey, cayenne, ginger, and salt in a blender until smooth. Add water 1 tbsp at a time to adjust the consistency to taste. Serve immediately.
Reprinted with permission from The Kinfolk Table (2013 Artisan Books.)