The Reversible Chocolate Mousse Smoothie

Sometimes on a weekend, when Brent and I are watching the millionth episode of Parenthood, (stop your snickering, we do have a social life), I tend to hanker for something delectable. I, for some time, was held hostage by a severe Peppermint Pattie addiction, but clearly, Peppermint Patties, God bless them, do not have the creds to pass as paleo. So, I gave them up. Since the abolishment of Peppermint Patties, I have been searching for a yummy sweet treat to enjoy.

I love crap that is reversible or multifunctional. Two uses for one thing gets me every time! I love it! When I was growing up, my family had this circular, wooden table that was a coffee table, but with the flick of a switch it miraculously transformed into a bar-height, cocktail and card table. I was completely obsessed with the thing. I loved the fact that this one object could be two, or even three different things. It was like we had a reversible table!

Back to the smoothie; when I concocted this recipe – that hits your taste buds like a wallop of velvety, frozen mousse, by the way – I realized that the final version could be as adept at being a smoothie, as it was as a dessert (Sorry Peppermint Pattie). My new Chocolate Mousse Smoothie got my full attention after I realized that it is indeed…wait for it…REVERSIBLE.

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The first video I ever made for WELLFITandFED was “The Smoothie Maker” with my good friend Mike. In the video, we make an anti-inflammatory smoothie that is “natural medicine” in a blender. It is loaded with anti-inflammatory foods like fish oil, vitamin D, and a bunch of “superfoods,” so it is a highly absorbable way to get the essential nutrients our bodies need.

When I formulated the recipe for the Reversible Chocolate Mousse Smoothie, I wanted to make sure it was nutritionally dense, as well.


So, let’s take a gander at the ingredients:

  • HAZELNUTS: Hazelnuts are high vitamin E and minerals, and rich in foliate and fiber. They also boost your energy level!
  • BANANAS: Bananas are rich in potassium and B6. They also contain large amounts of fiber and tryptophan.
  • DATES: Dates are rich in fiber, and an excellent source of iron. They also have a healthy dose of vitamin A, potassium, and several minerals.
  • AVOCADOS: Avocados are a tremendous source of vitamin A, E, and K along with potassium and magnesium. They are also loaded with omega 3 (healthy fats).
  • MAPLE SYRUP: Maple syrup is loaded with calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus sodium, potassium, and zinc and vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and B6
  • COCOA POWDER:  Cocoa powder is rich in iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc. It is also one of the earth’s great “superfoods!”
  • PUMPKINS:  Pumpkins are rich in dietary fiber, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. They are also very low in calories.

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The Reversible Chocolate Mousse Smoothie - WELLFITandFED



What ways do you switch out less healthy foods for more nutrient dense, body-happy choices? I challenge you this week to look closely at your diet and see if there are areas that you could make a switch. Is there a food that has you hostage? A sure sign it probably needs to go. 


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35 Responses

  1. Yum! I have been seeing so many recipes using dates lately and just haven’t ventured out enough to use them. This looks really tasty though:)

  2. Yum, this sounds delicious! Don’t worry, I didn’t snicker at weekend binge-fests of parenthood…I have been there 🙂

  3. That looks delicious and so many options! It would also be the perfect treat after shedding all those tears watching Parenthood 😉

  4. Yum! On it!!!

    (Brent must have been sad to get the entire bag of PP that you received last Thursday. :))

    1. Please make it and let me know how it turns out, Mary. Give it a really good whip at the end. It’s so yummy!

    1. Totes, Angela. Tell them it is a Frosty (do they still make that crap? Ha Ha) from Wendy’s. They will never know! (kidding…sort of) 🙂

  5. This looks delicious! I’ve been looking *everywhere* for hazelnuts in bulk. Actually I probably could have found them at Rainbow when I was there on Sunday – why did I just come to this realization now. I’ll have to go back. Then it’s time for smoothies and homemade nutella without the dairy, processed sugar, and palm oil – yuck!

  6. This sounds delectable! I love chocolate and I also love trying to keep everything more on the nutritious side of things, so I will definitely be trying this recipe out. I’ve never tried making a smoothie with avocado, which is crazy because I LOVE avos! Thanks for sharing!

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