Sheryl Crow’s Decadent Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

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Sheryl Crow has bounced back from her breast cancer diagnosis in a big way and her new cookbook, If It Makes You Healthy is living proof. She appeared on The Early Show’s Chef on a Shoe String most recently and had some great things to say about fighting off disease.

Great holistic tips from Sheryl Crow:

1. Whenever you have the option of choosing more colorful vegetables you’ll also add more antioxidants and nutrients to your diet. Choose purple cabbage instead of green or purple cauliflower instead of white. Learn more here: Can You Eat With the Seasons and Eat the Rainbow at the Same Time?

2. Avoid pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, and hormones in all instances because they can end up replicating estrogen which increases the risk of estrogen-positive cancers.

My favorite part of her segment without a doubt was the raw vegan chocolate mousse with avocado, cocoa powder, and agave nectar. These three foods are so healthy and here’s why:

Avocado is loaded with vitamin K, dietary fiber, potassium, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and copper. Avocados also help lower cholesterol. Cocoa has more antioxidant flavonoids than most foods, including blueberries, red wine, and black and green teas. In fact, it has up to four times the quantity of antioxidants found in green tea. And agave nectar has a good glycemic profile so you don’t get that sugar rush which takes the balance right out of your day. Make sure you buy the organic variety as well.

The recipe is raw and vegan without even trying, yay!

Cheers to serene ingredients..

Sheryl Crow’s Decadent Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

2 large ripe avocados

1/2 cup organic unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup agave nectar, plus more to taste

1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp almond extract

1/2 pint fresh raspberries, or whatever berry you have on hand

Method

1. Cut a ripe avocado in half. Use a big knife to grab the pit and turn to remove. Spoon out the meat of the avocado and then blend to break it down a bit.

2. Add in cocoa powder, agave nectar, vanilla extract, and almond extract and blend for 1 to 2 minutes, making sure every part is included.

3. Refrigerate overnight and serve in martini glasses with garnish.

Recipe: If It Makes You Healthy

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Welcome to Serene Kitchen, your destination for tasty meatless eats and mindful living. My name is Sara Novak and I'm a health and wellness expert for Discovery Health and TreeHugger.