12 December 2012

Chocolate and banana milk shake


The following recipe is filling, nutritious and so scrummy. Serves 2

2-3 very ripe bananas

500ml coconut milk 

1 level tblspn raw chocolate powder
Pinch cinnamon
Vanilla extract or ½ vanilla bean pod

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. If you want a colder milkshake, peel then chop up the bananas and leave in the freezer overnight. Add frozen banana to milk a few minutes prior to blending or alternatively add ice.

You can vary the recipe by adding nuts, seeds, dried fruit that have been soaked over night and some fresh coconut meat. Always discard the soak water from the nuts.

*Nut milk is easy to make. Blend 1½ cups of almonds in 600ml pure water, then strain though muslin or cheesecloth. For a sweet milk, mix with ¼ tablespoon of raw honey or for vegans blend in a couple of medjool dates. The almond meal can be used in veggie burgers or nut loaves. For best results soak almonds over night. Left over milk will keep for two days. Drink neat or use in other recipes.

This shake is rich in live enzymes and minerals including; calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron.

Pour into a tall glass and

Enjoy!