I have been on an avocado kick since the little one started eating solid foods. For the past 5 months or so an avocado or 6 can be found on our kitchen counter or in the refrigerator. That being said, I have found A LOT of uses for this delicious green fruit. It is smooth and creamy and oh-so-satisfying. Sometimes you just need the satisfying goodness of fat- and avocados are packed with that heart-healthy belly-pleasing fat.
How I enjoy avocado:
- Added to salads
- Mixed with egg on toast
- Spread on toast with a sprinkle of sea salt
- Tossed on an omelet
- Added to a smoothie
- In Vanilla Chai Avocado Mousse!
If you are making a face (a scrunched up, you-must-be-insane-for-putting-avocado-in-dessert face) you wouldn’t be the first! Don’t knock it til you try it folks! Avocado in smoothies = the most decadent creamy texture, with flavor masked by whatever else is in your smoothie. In mousse? It’s even better.
The second flavor that makes this mousse top notch is the vanilla chai protein powder. I have mentioned my favorite protein powder brand, Vega, a few times in previous posts. I am not a huge fan of drinking my meals (not that I don’t love a good smoothie snack once in awhile), so I tend to use my protein powder in foods instead of just enjoying it in a smoothie or shake. Oatmeal is one of my favorite places to sneak in Vega, another: to this mousse!
To give you a chance to try Vega One for yourself, I am giving away a sample pack including Chocolate, French Vanilla, Vanilla Chai, and Mixed Berry!
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Winner will be randomly selected and posted on facebook and instagram on Tuesday 8/15!
*Disclosure: I received the samples used for this blog giveaway for free from Vega. They are in no way affiliated with this post or giveaway or compensating me in any way. I am just a big fan of the product and want to share a great protein powder with my readers!