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Can I just say, thank God it is Tuesday.

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Because Monday was just not fun.

And that is putting it nicely.

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If you read a lot of blogs, you may think that us bloggers (ugh I really hate that word) have it all together. Trust me, I feel the same way reading some of my favorite blogs. Like how in the world do they do it all and still have their nails painted a perfect shade of turquoise blue?

Well, I am most definitely not one of those bloggers and today is the story of how I most definitely do not have it all together.

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From the pictures you see everything may look all put together and pretty, but about a centimeter outside my lens it is total chaos.

And yesterday was just one of those days when not one thing wanted to go right. Normally I try not to be such a downer,  but since I am on this new kick of getting all personal I feel like I should share the bad with the good. Just like everyone else, I have super bad days too. Today was one of those really hard days where all you want to do it just give up and cry for a good five minutes.

Yep, that was me yesterday… a few times.

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To be honest, I really just needed a good cry. Sometimes it is the only thing that will actually make things better. Sounds weird I know, but that’s the way it seems to work with me.

Also, sometimes a girl just needs a hug from her mom. No matter how big or little, or how young or old. On a bad day a mom’s hug can make things a million times better in the matter of seconds.

If you do not believe me, just give it a try on your next “oh my gosh will this day please just end”. You will see, it really helps. If not your mom, then a spouse or loved one. Hugs help!

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And so does chocolate mousse.

Especially when it is avocado mousse and full of good things for my brain, that apparently needs good brain food to get out of the crazy person state and back to a normal person state. Errr, who am I kidding. I will always have a crazy person’s brain, just sometimes it is a bit more intense than others.

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So yeah, yesterday was terrible and I am the first one to admit that I am nowhere near the perfect blogger. Most of the day our kitchen (and surrounding area) pretty much looks like a five-year old had free rein in it for twenty-four hours and yes, I did totally break my camera yesterday (yes, I did), but today I am just going to forget about yesterday.

And talk about avocado mousse and coconut caramelized bananas.

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Because these two things together are really good.

Good for the brain… and for your sanity.

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This mousse comes together in minutes. Really just minutes. Everything goes into the food processor and is whipped into creamy, silky perfection. If you have never had avocado mousse (or pudding or whatever you want to call it), do not be afraid, I promise you it is a good thing – and it is good for your hips too.

And the bananas just add to the deliciousness.

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Ok, really I only added the bananas because it is freezing pretty much everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere right now and I want something hot and gooey to go with my cold mouse.

It was the best decision I made yesterday… for sure.

The mousse is the silkiest around. Honestly, I still cannot get over how incredible it tasted and how simple and easy it is. It is a tad heavier than regular mousse, but I don’t know, these days I am really loving it more the real stuff. The avocados just make it so smooth and creamy. And I promise, you will barely know they are in there.

Plus, what could not be good with chocolate added to it?

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Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Coconut Caramelized Bananas.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 537 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 4 large + very ripe avocados peeled and pitted
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate melted and lightly cooled
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder I used Hershey's Special Dark
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1/3 cup canned coconut milk (l used regular but lite works fine too)

Coconut Caramelized Banana

  • 4 ripe bananas preferably ones that are still a little firm, sliced into rounds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut rum
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened toasted, or sweetened coconut


  • Add the chocolate to a microwave safe bowl and microwave on 30 second intervals until melted and smooth, about 1 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Add the avocados, melted chocolate, dark cocoa powder, honey and salt to the bowl of a food processor. Take the instant coffee and using your fingers grind it together to make a fine powder. Add the instant coffee powder to the bowl. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the coconut milk and blend again until smooth and creamy. Spoon into glasses and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, but preferably 3 to 4. The mousse can be prepared 1 day in advance.
  • When ready to serve the mousse melt 2 tablespoons coconut oil in a skillet. Add 4 sliced bananas and 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Add the coconut liqueur and vanilla; simmer 1 minute. Remove from the heat and spoon the warm bananas over the mousse. Sprinkle with toasted coconut and serve!
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  1. HUGS!!!

    I hope Tuesday is working out better for you. You’re such a baller for still publishing a post (let alone one of this quality) amidst all the chaos. We’re all behind you!

    p.s. best banana shot EVER!

  2. This looks so good! I love avocados, and the chocolate mousse treatment is a big yes. Regarding having it all together…I’m with you. I hope your Tuesday is looking brighter.

  3. I’m a firm believer in the powers of a good cry. And a BIG hug to make it better. 🙂 Hope Tuesday is going better Tiegs! Let’s share some mousse. Deal? 🙂

  4. TGIT! Come over here and lay your head on my shoulder, girl. You let those tears flow! Remember, you are an amazing woman and you’re doing your best, which is AMAZING!! You’re very talented, and smart, and sometimes crap happens. Sometimes we break cameras (UGH sorry!!!!), and sometimes our recipes blow. But we bounce back, and without those downer days, our upper days would be bleh. So chin up, my dear! I’m sending you a huge hug. Let’s eat avocado chocolate mousse. You freaking genius. 🙂

  5. All my favorite things in one little package! YAY!

    And I’m with you … we need to come up with a better word than “blogger.” It kinda sounds like throw up.

    I’m worried about your camera, girl. xoxo

    1. Haha! It does kind of sound like throw up. Eew.

      And my camera. Ugh. I am worried about it too!! Sending out to Canon. 🙁

  6. LastSaturday was my bad day! I cried a couple of times 🙁 Glad I am not the only one! The mousse is beautiful and I am sure it would make anyone feel better!

  7. I hear you on needing a good cry. For some reason, it does make me feel better. And you are so right, avocado mousse DOES make things better! I haven’t had it in so long, and definitely not with caramelized bananas. Does this count as breakfast food? I have a feeling today is going to need some avo mousse 🙂 I hope you have a great day, Tieghan! You are fantastic cook and (I’m sorry;) blogger (what else do I say?:) Pinned!

  8. Girl, I’m totally with you, and sometimes a good cry is ALL you need….and a pint of strawberry haagen dazs….and something chocolate…like this! I love the caramelized bananas so much, and this looks perfect. Sending hugs your way!! xx

  9. So sorry that you had such a bad day yesterday! I totally know what you mean–sometimes a good cry is the only thing that can help. Hope you (and your camera!) feel better today!!

    I have yet to make a chocolate avocado mousse–really need to get on that already. Love the caramelized bananas on top!

    1. Thanks Laura! The camera is going crazy. Ugh. I have to send it out to Canon. Bummer.

      You would love avocado mousse. It always surprises me how good it is!
      ps. LOVE the soup today. Thai is my favorite!

  10. So sorry to hear about your day girl! My kitchen looks the same way. I am a terribly messy cook!
    But this avocado mousse?! YUM! I love making avocado mousse but you just took it to a whole new level with coconut and caramelized bananas! Plus, there is rum.

    You win.

  11. Sorry to hear about your day, hopefully today will be better! This looks amazing and I love avacado! Never thought to put it into a mousse.

  12. This sounds amazing. I’m sorry you had such a rough day. I felt the same pain when I broke a lens. Your heart just sinks. A good cry and a hug always help.

  13. Ugh your day sounds awful. So sorry it was bad. Nothing ‘bad’ happened to me, but I agree, Monday sucked. The whole world was back at work and everyone wanted or needed something or wanted to email! It was never ending.

    Your mousse is gorg. The second ever blog post I wrote was raw vegan choc avo mousse, summer 2009. Almost 5 yrs ago. The photography, well, let’s just say I won’t be providing a link 🙂 I did however also include a Pb-Choc avo mousse in my cookbook. The photography was better 🙂 I love using avo in raw/vegan desserts. Can’t beat it! pinned

    1. Mondays in general are just not fun. 🙁

      Wow, 5 years! So crazy how far you have come. I mean, it is incredible!!! I know I say this a lot, but you amaze me everyday. Such and inspiration!! Thanks!

      And I have to try the PB Mousse!!