You know you’re supposed to get near a ‘bushel and a peck’ worth of fruits and vegetable servings every day for good nutrition, and this delectable Chocolate Avocado Mousse with grapefruit will definitely help you to get a few in! (The chocolate doesn’t hurt either.)

It’s one of the great recipes you’ll find in the new book, Growing Tomorrow: A Farm-to-Table Journey, from family farm champion and bestselling author, Forrest Pritchard. It’s also one of the farm recipe cards attendees were able to get at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, GA, compliments of AgAmerica Lending, the nation’s premier land lender. But don’t worry; if you missed the expo, then you can find one of the recipes we featured below!

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

From Heritage Hollow Farms

Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients

-1 large ripe avocado

-1/4 cup of milk or almond milk

-1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder

-2 teaspoons local honey or sugar

-1 teaspoon vanilla extract

-Grapefruit slices

Directions

  1. Peel and pit the avocado. Place the avocado in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Combine the milk, cocoa, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl and stir until fully incorporated. Add the cocoa mixture to the avocado and process until completely incorporated.
  3. Refrigerate for at least fifteen minutes, until chilled through. Serve individually or in a large serving bowl, garnish with fresh grapefruit slices.

Recipe from Growing Tomorrow: A Farm-to-Table Journey in Photos and Recipes, copyright Forrest Pritchard, 2015. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available wherever books are sold. theexperimentpublishing.com.

Find this recipe and more by Forrest Pritchard in his new book. Plus, you can download the exclusive AgAmerica recipe cards right here!

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