I don’t know about you, but one thing I can’t ever seem to get enough of is chocolate. And it’s a good thing, for people like me, that raw chocolate is SO good for us!
Just a few benefits of raw chocolate include:
- Contains a lot of magnesium, important to fighting stress
- High in minerals, such as iron and zinc
- Has more than 25,000 antioxidants per spoonful!
Pretty sweet, huh?
Thanks to my raw culinary class on chocolate last weekend, I’ve got an awesome recipe to share with you all today. This raw chocolate milkshake gets it’s creaminess from an unexpected source– avocado! Avocados are great because they are a low-glycemic fruit (important for creating an alkaline environment in your body!) and, when perfectly ripe, have a fairly neutral flavor that can easily be hidden by a dose of raw cacao powder. If you don’t have a ‘perfectly ripe’ avocado, I’ve heard it’s best to err on the side of under-ripe, rather than over-ripe. You don’t want to consume rancid fats! Yuck.
This milkshake is starch-based, thanks to the avocado, so feel free to enjoy it following a big salad, baked sweet potato or grain dish.
Creamy, Dreamy Raw Chocolate Milkshake
Throw all ingredients into a blender, then blend until smooth and creamy! Serve immediately!
Creamy, cold and delicious!
As with all raw recipes, feel free to play around with the ratio of chocolate and sweetener– the great thing about raw food is that you can taste it as you go and adjust as necessary! I’ve realized that the cleaner my diet gets, the more my taste-buds change. To me, this tasted EXACTLY how I remember traditional milkshakes to taste like, but it took Austin a few sips to get into it… even still, he ended up licking his glass clean!
I’m taking that as a good sign.
Hope you enjoy it, too!