June 8, 2011

Raw {ish} Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshakes

I've been eating raw {mostly} for a full week,
and I feel AMAZING!
My energy level has increased dramatically and I feel so refreshed!
It's been great,
but it doesn't mean I don't crave chocolate every once in a while
{or every day...but who's keeping track?}

So, I started whipping up this recipe {from this book} on those nights when I secretly wish I could have an embarrassingly large bowl of chocolate peanut butter ice cream.
It's not the exact same, but I mean, come on. We're talking eating raw here.

Here goes!

First, gather your ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas - and, unless you want to start a war with the banana, peel it before you freeze it. Learned that one the hard way.
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 5-6 squares of Green & Black's or Dagoba 70% dark chocolate bar
  • A few sprigs of fresh mint {I happen to have this growing all over my front yard for some reason...}
  • A blender

Slice up the bananas and mint - mostly so your blender doesn't die trying to puree them.

Place the mint, bananas and almond milk in the blender and puree that bad boy up!

I did a little taste test at this point...I suggest you do too.
Mine wasn't mint-y or chocolate-y enough...yeah, big surprise.
So I added a little more of each,
and blended again.

Pour into glasses and Voila!
{this recipe made about 2 1/2 glasses this size}

It's no chocolate peanut butter,
but it's good, and curbs the craving,
so it serves it's purpose.
Not to mention I don't feel insanely guilty after eating it.

Try it.
Tell me what you think,
and share some raw food recipes with me if you have any :)


Anonymous said...

alex, you always do such a great job with your blog and also the way you display your photos. you have a real talent in everything you do. and being a mom is also on that list!!! xoxoxo

Sara said...

lol good call on peeling the banana first! I made something similar to this once and like you...learned the hard way that peeling it after does not go so well! I'll definitely have to try this recipe!

Lisa Marie said...

Mmm...this looks yummy! That second to last picture, looking down into the blender, did me in! Ha! I love Green & Blacks chocolate, especially. I'm definitely trying it for a refreshing snack this summer for me and my kiddos!

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