Vegan Coconut Chocolate Mousse

This is my new favourite healthy treat. My sister-in-law Sarah, of Awesome Birth Services always inspires my cooking and baking habits. Every time I go to her place I leave with a new favourite recipe and this is one of them! (It's a bit of a revised version from a Pinterest recipe.) 

- 1 ripe hass avocado, cut in chunks (learn the best way to cut an avocado [HERE|])
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ cup brown rice syrup
- 1 Tbl virgin coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 can coconut cream, chilled overnight

Place avocado, cocoa powder, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla extract into your food processor and blend until smooth. I don't have a food processor but my immersion blender works great. 

Scoop out the coconut cream and add to the mixture. 

On high, beat the coconut cream until fluffy (about 5-6 mins)

Scoop chocolate cream into coconut cream and fold until blended completely

Chill for a few hours until devouring. I like to serve it with lots of fresh fruit and shredded coconut.

Watermelon Cake

I saw this Watermelon Cake on pinterest, and thought I would take a stab at it (pun intended).
I went camping with my friends recently, and thought it would be a simple and easy camping dessert to make! 

I picked up some Coconut shavings, berries, dried cranberries, and almonds / nuts for the toppings. You will need Cool Whip as well, If I wasn't camping I would have loved to try it with our ---> Coconut Whip Cream Recipe <--- YUM. 

Cut both ends of the watermelon off. (I didn't have a proper knife while I was camping so I had to use a hardcore pocket knife. Definitely cut myself, whoops)

Slice into the watermelon skin and cut all the way down to the bottom, leave a few inches and cut another line parallel to the first. Cut through the top of the watermelon peel and wedge your knife in between the melon and the skin. (The first section of the peel will be the hardest, but the rest comes off so easily) 

It had actually started to rain at this point, so I had to gather my watermelon project and set them inside for about 30 minutes and waited out the temperamental weather. HA, what can you do! 

Pat dry your watermelon with a paper towel, and then cover the watermelon with your whip cream! Sprinkle with coconut, and spread evenly over the sides of the watermelon. Decorate with almonds, nuts, and berries!