A real beauty, isn't it?
I also made Lana's lovely Creamy Spicy Broccoli & Greens Soup a few times, which you can find posted on Raw Freedom Community. However, I've decided to feature a chocolate drink I've been enjoying these last few days. Not only because it's yummily addictive, but it is a pretty rare occurrence around here. See, we've fallen into the routine of Don preparing a green smoothie every morning with whatever fruits are on hand. As a result, we hardly ever venture to try something new in the beverage making department. Inspired by Ginger's fantastic Best Coffee Ever, this superfood shake will leave you fueled up and crying for more.
Super Choconana Shake
Yields about 3 cups
2 cups almond milk
1 medjhool date
2 tsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp carob powder
1 tsp maca
2 capsules Fo-Ti, also known as Ho Shou Wu* (optional)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
* Fo-Ti/Ho Shou Wu is a Chinese herb and can be found at health or supplements stores.
Blend all ingredients until smooth and frothy in high power blender.
~ If you don't have almond milk already made, you can quickly whip some up by blending 2 tbs of almond butter with 2 cups water.
~ Depending on the ripeness of your banana, you may want to add a touch of agave nectar for sweetness.
~ If using fo-ti, open the gel caps and empty the content (powder) into the blender.