Sleeper: Healthy chocolate mousse

Sleeper is the most visual of Woody Allen’s earlier films, and demonstrated a more pronounced rapport between Allen and his off- and onscreen leading lady Diane Keaton than had previously existed.

Miles Monroe (Woody Allen), the proprietor of the Happy Carrot Health Food Restaurant in Greenwich Village, goes into the hospital for a routine ulcer operation and wakes up 200 years later in a totalitarian society where he is considered a dangerous subversive. Miles’ sister requests permission to cryogenically freeze her brother’s body. After 200 years, Miles is unwrapped by a group of scientists and awakens to a “brave new world” of deadening conformity, ruled with an iron fist by a never-seen leader. Miles is forced to flee for his life when the scientists — actually a group of revolutionary activists — are overpowered by the leader’s police. He eludes the cops by pretending to be an android, and in this guise is sent to work at the home of Luna (Diane Keaton), a composer of greeting cards who thinks that the world of the future is perfect as it stands.

Sleeper has amazing and hilarious food scenes like Miles slipping on a giant banana or battling a giant chocolate mousse, and funny pot shots at MacDonald’s, Richard M. Nixon, and Norman Mailer.

As this movie is all about healthy food, let’s check out the recipe of healthy chocolate mousse:


  • 2 medium ripe avocados
  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup of honey, raw agave nectar or other sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk or almond milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • dark chocolate for garnish


  1. In a blender or food processor, blend avocados until smooth.  Add remaining ingredients except for the dark chocolate and mix.  Scoop onto bowl and chill for at least half hour.
  2.  If you wish, you can also top it with some coconut whip
  3.  Garnish with dark chocolate, some berries and enjoy this guiltless pleasure

You will not notice the taste of the avocado, but the smooth and creamy texture of this dessert will make you want to make it over and over again.

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