For the launch of this Edible Goddess blog, I thought I’d give you something that I’m constantly asked about: my crazy creations of super delicious smoothies and what I call, blendies. Usually when people try them, they gasp, as if shocked that such a creamy shake could exist (not having a clue as to what’s in it) – but it does, and I’m here to share with you the recipe! If there’s an interest, I’ll keep posting these scrumptious recipes that I’ve gathered over time as well as nutritional skooshes (sk-O-shiz) – (a silly way to describe advice, tidbits, info., fascinating facts) of all things related…
RAW CHOCOLATE BLENDIE – ingredients are always organic (in every recipe on this blog)
* 1.5 cups fresh coconut water
* 1 medium banana
* 3-4 pitted dates
* 1/2 cup nuts (raw cashews are ideal for that creamy texture, then Brazil nuts or macadamia nuts)
* 2 tbsp raw chocolate powder or cocoa nibs
* Vanilla bean powder, maca powder, 1 tbsp coconut oil, MSM powder (see below), vitamin E tocotrienols/rice bran solubles (raw super vitamin E)
Blend like crazy in a high powered machine (Vitamix if available) until it’s super creamy & well-blended. Resist the temptation to inhale this concoction and put it in the fridge for an hour (or until it becomes all you can think about). Blendies taste best when their super cold.
Note: I’m not one to follow recipes exactly, especially with something that potentially has so many variations. Adjust to your liking (more banana to thicken, more dates to sweeten, more nuts for texture, more chocolate, for… more chocolate :))
Next time, use freshly made almond milk (very easy to prepare – I know, it first sounded waaaay too complicated, but now there’s just no other option & you’ll see why if you ever get around to doing it too), instead of the coconut water (found at any natural health food store, yet know that all packaged coconut waters are pasteurized) – or preferably crack open a real coconut (natural food stores or Asian markets)! You can source the best raw chocolate, truly raw cashews, MSM, and vitamin E tocotrienols from raw food stores online.
The recipe here is just the start of many variations and I must say I do often vary it for that surprising melt-in-your-mouth (‘I can’t believe how good this is’..) milkshake taste – yet, in the cold, dairy-free kind of way.
Tip: pour into ice cube trays and freeze for a tasty treat later.