Every Friday for six weeks I have been sharing with you a recipe from my new book, The Skinny Gut Diet. If you have tried it all, but you still can’t lose weight, then this book is for you. You are not entirely to blame for your extra pounds. As it turns out, the bacteria in your gut play a major role in whether or not you will lose weight—and keep it off—for good.


Cacao, avocado, and chia mousse is a decadent dessert that you don’t have to feel guilty about. When you have a craving for sweets, this simple yet delicious dessert is all you need, with only 1.6 teaspoons of sugar (that includes sugar that breaks down from starchy carbohydrates), as calculated using my sugar tracker calculation:


0.6 teaspoons of sugar
15 minutes to prepare and cook
Serves 4

1 avocado
¼ cup cacao powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tablespoons chia seeds

Place the avocado, vanilla, and almond milk in a food processor and process until smooth. Stir in the chia seeds. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour. Scoop into individual bowls and serve chilled.