Avocado & Chocolate Orange Easter Eggs
2 ripe avocados
Juice and zest of 4 oranges
6 tbsp cocoa powder
1 very ripe banana puréed (or 2 tbsp maple syrup if you prefer)
1 tbsp organic raw coconut oil for extra creaminess (optional)
Decorations (all optional suggestions):
Seeds – sunflower, pumpkin, sesame seeds
Dried fruit – raisins, cranberries, goji berries
Fresh seasonal fruit – mango, grapes, oranges, banana, apple, pear
Desiccated and flaked coconut
Nuts – flaked almonds, pecans
Cut both avocados in half from top to bottom. Carefully remove the stone by gently hitting the knife into the stone, giving it a little twist – and the stone should easily come out. Scoop the soft green avocado flesh into a bowl or blender but be careful to keep the shell of the avocado intact, as this will become the natural, egg shaped bowl for the mousse.
Zest all of the oranges and put 4 tsp. of zest to one side for decoration. Then add the rest of the zest and the remaining ingredients to the blender/bowl and blend or beat with a wooden spoon until completely smooth.
Test the taste of the mousse and add a little maple syrup if you feel the need, then scoop back into the avocado shells to create your chocolate orange eggs.
Serve the chocolate orange eggs with a range of tasty decorations at the table, for the family to decorate their own eggs however they please. Make sure your decorations are appropriate for the age of your child – so halve/slice grapes and chop any nuts etc.