All Mondays should begin with chocolate.
And really, you can't feel guilty about eating this chocolate because it's made with avocado, cocoa and agave. (And it's Valentine's Day week, so, you're supposed to have chocolate multiple times a day... at least in my world.)
This post is part of the "Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger" event that Sea at Book of Yum started. I've loved this idea ever since I started blogging back in '07. There's a talented and supportive gluten-free community out there and "adopting" is a fun way to sample other bloggers' goods (and my, are they good!)
I chose Allergy Free Test Kitchen as my adoptee; her site is relatively new to me (only because I had a bit of a blogging break while I was figuring out the whole being-a-mom-thing). Everything she posts looks and sounds amazing - and she's really informative too. It was pretty difficult to choose just one recipe to make, but with Valentine's Day coming up, I decided her Creamy Dreamy Peppermint Mousse had to be in my belly. Here's the recipe.
Putting together the mousse was super simple: you throw everything into a food processor (I used my Vitamix) and press start! It comes out creamy, rich and oh-so chocolately. Can you believe there's no dairy in this? It's referred to as mousse, but I really think it's more like a deep, dark pudding. And the peppermint - if you're a dark chocolate/peppermint fan like me - it's refreshing and dare I say - sophisticated? I think it'd be the perfect Valentine's Day dessert. (And if you don't like peppermint, just don't add it. It'll still be awesome.)
Thanks to AFTK for coming up with such a tasty and healthy treat and to Sea for hosting this!