This recipe is from Megan May the owner of newly opened Little Bird Organics in Auckland’s Kingsland. I was first introduced to this fab little store by Juliette Hogan. At her recent new season launch Juliette served the most delicious organic passionfruit macaroons from Little Bird. It was love at first bite for me.
The amazing thing about Little Bird is that everything on offer is raw or unbaked – even the brownies, tarts, truffles and macaroons. They even run uncooking schools to teach people how to create tasty food using raw organic produce.
I love the concept and I’m thrilled Megan has shared one of her secret recipes here with us.
Rich, chocolatey and good for you!
This is a delicious way to get some goodness into you while treating yourself to dessert.
For the hazelnut Milk:
1 cup hazelnuts (soaked for 3 hours)
3 cup water
Place hazelnuts and water in blender (I used a vitamix). Blend well. Strain through nutmilk bag.
Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse
1/2 cup almond butter
1 cup hazelnut milk
3/4 cup cacao powder
1/2 cup agave nectar
Pinch of salt
Place all ingredients in food processor. Process until very smooth. Refrigerate before serving (will not achieve the required taste until well chilled). Top with grated hazelnuts or trail mix if desired.
Hazelnuts contain vitamins, minerals, protein, fibre and healthy fats. They also contain phytopchemicals, including proanthocyanidins, quercetin and kaempherol. These proanthocyanidins belong to a group called the flavonoids. Flavonoids may support brain health, improve circulation and reduce symptoms associated with allergies.
Avocado contains many nutrients that you need in your diet; it is full of healthy fats like oleic acid, which can actually help reduce cholesterol. Avocado contains more potassium than bananas, something that is essential for muscle growth and organ function. Avocados also contain vitamins C and E, antioxidants that keep the immune system strong and your skin beautiful.
Little Bird Organics also sells their yummy food online.
Click here to take a look at Little Bird Organics.