The night before an opening race of the 2010 Canadian skimo racing season I ganged up with other two Canada’s skimo racers, Reiner Thoni and Ian Gale, to prepare dinner for us, plus Ian’s wife and their room-mate.
Since there were three pairs of hands in the kitchen we knew that to serve this dinner without a desert would ruin the whole experience and wouldn’t go unnoticed.
So Reiner happily volunteered to get ready this portion of our little feast.
Once the dust after the main meal settled and we were talking racing once again, Reiner served us his chocolate moose with fresh fruit.
I have to say, it was one of the most delicious healthy deserts I ever had.
And I had to ask Reiner to share his recipe with us since I think it has a shot to become a refueling hit during evenings at Pierra Menta.
Until the last couple years chocolate moose was on my no eat list, especially while training, however, this recipe has pushed it into a healthy choice.
Loaded with healthy fats, antioxidants and electrolytes it not only tastes good but it feels good to eat!
Guilt free Chocolate Moose
- 4 ripe avocados
- 1 cup coconut milk or almond/rice milk
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- add sweetener to taste of your choice (Agave nectar or real maple surip makes it smooth and healthy)
- (Bannas or dates are also great but not as smooth)
- 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract or vanilla seeds
Put all the ingredients into a food processor, or a blender, and blend until smooth.
If it is not sweet enough add more sweetener and if consistency needs adjustment add more avocados to make it thicker and water or milk to make it thinner.
Next, place in a bowl and put in the fridge for 1 hour. Keep in mind when mixing ingredients that it will firm up in the fridge.
Serve with fresh fruit to enjoy this guilt free treat!