Happy Firefighter Friday everyone! What fireboy doesn’t like chocolate?…or milkshakes?…
If you’re raising your hand, you’re dead to me. Just kidding, but seriously.
….and if you can drink one and have no guilt?…
….could you ask for more? I think not. My daughter is sensitive to bananas, so this was actually my creation when she asked me for a chocolate smoothie…..but it fits right in with all you firefighters who swing paleo….
….and it just happens to be one of the best tasting shakes I’ve ever made.
- 1 c. almond milk
- ½ avocado, frozen works really well! (Hass work the best)
- 1 T. cocoa powder
- 2 T. date puree (see link below)
- ½ t. cinnamon
- 1 t. vanilla
- ⅛ t. almond extract
- ⅛ t. sea salt
- about 5 regular-sized ice cubes (the kind you make in trays)
- I also added a bit of stevia to taste
- cacao nibs, for topping
- Blend everything together until smooth and creamy.
- Garnish with cacao nibs.
See this post for instructions on making a date puree. If you’re not sugar-free, you could use a less to equal amount of maple syrup or honey
I was recently contacted by Crio Bru to try this delicious product….
It’s basically a healthy cocoa drink that brews like coffee! Genius, right?….
This smells and tastes just like cacao nibs, and is easily substituted in recipes in place of cocoa powder, such as in the above recipe! You can grind it finer in a coffee grinder, if you like, but I actually enjoy tasting the texture in smoothies, hot chocolate, etc.
While I don’t drink coffee, this is a perfect substitute for those that do, and it has NO additives! I’ve been wanting to wean my husband off of coffee because of the highs and lows he experiences from the caffeine, and this may be the way to do it. Crio Bru contains a natural stimulant called theobromine, which helps you to feel focused and energized without the negative effects of stimulants.
For more information, go to www.criobru.com.
I’ve received no compensation for writing this review. I just tried the product and really enjoyed it!
What’s the best shake you’ve ever made/tasted?