Tonight I enjoyed a beautiful meal with like minded vegos/vegans at a local restaurant. The restaurant even created a special Vegan Menu for us! Talk about feeling the veggie love! They did such a great job, as vegan food is not something they specialise in. They were not able to offer a vegan dessert (which is ok) so I whipped up this little beauty when I got home, I’m calling it my Raw Vegan Choc Orange Mousse.  I hesitate to call it Jaffa flavoured as it just doesn’t quite cut it!


2 1/4 cups almond milk

1/2 cup hazelnuts, lightly crushed

1/2 cup walnuts, lightly crushed

1 avocado

2 tablespoons chia seeds

1 tablespoon of raw cacao

1/2 teaspoon mesquite powder

1/2 teaspoon maca powder

1 teaspoon lumica powder

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Pinch of Himalayan salt

1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence

2 tablespoons rice malt syrup

1/2 cup orange juice

1/4 teaspoon of orange rind

Few tablespoons of activated bukinis and raw cacao nibs to top


Whack everything in the blender, starting with the milk and avocado so your blender doesn’t clog up. If you find you would like it a little sweeter add some more syrup.

I decided to be a bit fancy and layer some bukinis and choc nibs, to add some crunch, as I was craving some crunch, but you don’t have to.

This will make about a litre of mousse. Keep in the fridge. I reckon I’ll have some more for breaky! 🙂

Al xx

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