Raw Chocolate with Sea Salt

This health kick thing seems to actually be sticking for me for some reason and I’m pretty sure it’s down to my secret weapon…my very own raw chocolate! I’m not claiming this to be the “cleanest” but my goodness, I’m … Continue reading

Strawberries Dipped in Avocado Chocolate Mousse

So here we are, it’s early summer and our old friend panic is beginning to settle in.  Most of us are now the a final countdown to that looming summer holiday and the thought of stepping into a bikini sends a shiver down our spines.  Yesterday morning, I went along to a body confidence masterclass with Cosmopolitan, and we had 2 exercise classes (which, as a result, I am pretty much unable to move today), a visit from Birchbox (a fantastic beauty subscription service) who were very generous with their goodies, and finally a talk and demo from healthy eating guru Madeleine Shaw

I must say, Madeleine’s talk was the highlight of the event from me.  I personally find your usual #eatclean healthy gym bunny type incredibly intimidating, but Madeleine was different.  She delivered an amazingly interesting well informed talk, she was engaging and gave eating clean a human and friendly face.  For the first time I felt that perhaps this is something I can try out after all (as opposed to the usual overwhelming urge to run off and cry into a cheese toastie), the food we tried was delicious and easy to make.  So here is my own version of a recipe shown to us by Madeleine yesterday:


For the Mousse:

1 Small avocado

1 Tbsp raw Cacao powder

1 Tbsp Raw Honey

1/2 Tbsp Skimmed Milk

1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

And a punnet of strawberries

It really is as simple as whizzing it all in a blender until smooth and creamy then dipping your strawberries in.  And the proof is really in the pudding (‘scuse the pun) when the men hadn’t the foggiest they were actually munching on avocado!

Here’s to a healthy summer!

H x


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Chocolate Orange Fudge Truffles

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