Healthy Raw Chocolate Smoothie

May 14, 2013

Raw Chocolate Smoothie

Healthy Raw Chocolate Smoothie

I don't believe in drinking your calories, but sometimes a girl like me needs something rich, sweet and frothy. This raw chocolate smoothie always fits the bill. If you want to get real ambitious you can make fresh Brazil nut milk instead of the boxed almond milk. Nut milk isn't hard to make and once you try it,  you will never want to go back to manufactured boxed non-dairy milk. You do not need to soak Brazil nuts, as they do not contain any enzyme inhibitors.

Brazil Nut Milk
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups Brazil nuts
  • 6 cups of filtered water
Instructions
  1. Add your nuts to a food processor or blender. Add 6 cups of filtered or spring water and a pinch of salt. Blend on high until the nuts are completely broken down.
  2. Pour your milk through a nut milk bag and squeeze as much of the moisture out as possible. If you like a sweeter milk, add a few more dates or maple syrup.

 
Ordinary Vegan Healthy Raw Chocolate Smoothie
 
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Recipe type: snack
Serves: 1 to 2
Ingredients
  • 9 ounces nut milk
  • 3 soaked Black Mission figs (presoak for at least an hour)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped dates
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • (if you like it super sweet - add a teaspoon or two of maple syrup)
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients together and pour into a frothy glass.

 

 


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2 thoughts on “Healthy Raw Chocolate Smoothie

  1. A good place to get started on your clean eating journey is to start putting more water into your body. We often underestimate the benefits of drinking water and even go as far as considering other liquids to be equivalent to drinking water. This myth needs to be put to rest! All liquids are not water and they cannot be used by your body the same way water can be. Juice contains sugars, coffee contains caffeine, milk contains fats and proteins, and the list goes one. All these need to be assimilated by your body differently than plain water does. Keep in mind that the body is mostly composed of water.

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