RAW Chocolate Almond Shake

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It has been unseasonally hot around here. Although fall is officially in full swing, we are getting summer temps that we were just not ready for. It is important to adapt, which means holding off on wearing our favorite boots, substituting sweaters for tank tops and indulging in our favorite heat beating dessert, milkshakes! Everybody loves them, and we are no different!! We are not of the mind that we should ever go without, so we came up with this amazing shake using ALMONDS!!

This milkshake has become a staple in our household. It is thick, creamy and the perfect substitute for those heavy dairy based shakes. This shake is less than half the calories of one from your local fast food joint, and will give you a healthy dose of protein and fiber; and although it’s as if it can’t get any better, it is completely RAW! What’s not to love??

Not only will your sweet tooth be satisfied, but you will go to bed feeling full (because sometimes that summer salad just isn’t enough). Give this new shake a try, and soon you will be experimenting with different flavors just like us!

But beware, you will be craving these even during the chilliest of nights!

 

RAW Chocolate Almond Shake {recipe}

Makes 4 cups | Serves 2

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup raw unsalted almonds
  • 1 1/2 cup cold water
  • 12 pitted dates
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp himalayan crystal salt
  • 2 cups ice
  • 2 TB raw cacoa powder
  • 1 TB raw cacoa nibs

METHOD

  1. Place all ingredients except ice and nibs in a high power blender, and blend on high until smooth, then gradually add ice until desired consistency is achieved.

  2. Once smooth, add in nibs and blend briefly to incorporate them throughout

OPTIONAL: Add mint extract for mint chocolate shake, one of our favorite flavors.


 

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