Friday, November 30, 2007

Heavenly Chocolate Shake

All of the following ingredients (pictured below in the order listed) can be found at your local natural food coop or health food store. If you're in the Atlanta area, you can get most of these ingredients at the DeKalb Farmers Market, Rainbow Grocery, Life Groceries Coop or Sevananda Coop

What's in it:
  • 1-3 Tablespoons Organic Raw Cacao Powder
  • Organic Fruit of Choice
    • (I like bananas, strawberries and blueberries)
  • Small Handful of pre-soaked almonds (See post on soaking almonds)
  • 1-2 Dates (optional)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Agave Nectar (optional)
  • 2-4 Cups Water (depends on how thin/thick you like your shakes)
  • 1 Tablespoon Flax Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Hemp Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
  • 1-2 Teaspoons Spirulina (optional)

How it's done:
  • Put 1-2 Bananas, 5-10 Strawberries and 1/2 Cup of Blueberries in your blender.
  • Add approximately 2 cups of water (you can add more later if it's too thick)
  • Add pre-soaked almonds
  • Add the dates if you opt to use them
  • Start blender on a lower setting and then increase speed to highest to really puree the mix
  • While the fruit and nuts are blending, add in the Chocolate, Oils, Agave and Spirulina (optional)
  • Let blend until smooth.
  • Taste shake and determine if you want more of anything.
  • Pour and Enjoy!
Note: Spirulina has a very distinct flavor so you may want to mix all other ingredients first, pour out 1/2 and then add the spirulina, to drink this portion separately until you grow love the flavor.

Note: You can use just Flax or only Hemp Oil - just put in two tablespoons of which ever one you use. If you're just going to use one, I'd suggest the hemp oil.

Note: I really like Sunfood Nutritions Raw Organic Cocao Powder, a bit pricey but worth it!

Note: You can use frozen organic fruit.

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