1 tsp. vanilla bean paste (or seeds from a pod)
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup date or agave nectar
1/4 cup orange juice
2 drops doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup hot water (not boiling)
Almond whipped cream (optional)
Chopped hazelnuts or pistachios (optional)
Place avocado and vanilla bean paste in a blender along with cocoa powder, syrup, nectar, orange juice, orange oil, and salt. Blend until all mixed together. With blender running, slowly add water; blend until smooth and creamy.
You can place in individual bowls or one large bowl. Chill uncovered a couple hours.
To serve, top with almond cream or nuts.
Try it with Peppermint essential oil instead of the Wild Orange.