Yummy Recipes

Chocolate Jedi – Real energy, real taste and real nutrition!

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Do you LOVE chocolate? Here is a fabulous healthy chocolate shake for you!
This is lovingly adapted from Café Bliss who deserve ALL the credit for this recipe.
You don’t have to be a raw foodie to love it there! Or their new place, “Be Love”. YUM!

You need a blender and a few ingredients that you might not have so it is good to do your homework and find out where your local organic whole foods store may have all that you need. It is worth the trip; I promise!

  • 1 huge heaping tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 heaping tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 slightly heaping tsp maca root
  • 1/3 cup of Kefir (I use Saugeen) – plain no sugar added!
  • 1 1/3 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk or hemp milk
  • 1 frozen organic banana
  • 4 ice cubes
  • Splash of maple syrup to taste. (Don’t need much)
  • Pinch Himalayan pink salt

Optional:

  • 1/2 organic avocado – makes it very creamy
  • 1 tsp Greens: I use Health Force Vitamin Mineral Green
  • Handful of raw almonds, cashews or brazil nuts
  • Aloe juice – I use 1/4 – 1/3 cup
  • 1/2 cup frozen cranberries

Blend until smooth. Pour into your favourite glass and enjoy!

I use Foundation SuperFoods brand for many of ingredients – Organic / Gluten Free GMO Free.

Did you know:

Raw cacao / Maca / Hemp and Aloe are Superfoods! What is a Superfood? A food that has a dozen or more unique properties not just the usual one or two. Superfoods help energize us as well as create a huge boost to our vitality and well being. They are the food and medicine of the future.  A good read – David Wolfe’s “Superfoods.” 

Cacao: raw chocolate: All chocolate comes from cacao beans; one ingredient. Cacao is the seed / nut of a fruit from the American jungles. Without dairy, sugar, pasteurization or chemicals it is truly one of the greatest foods with the largest level of antioxidants of any plant and dozens of vitamins and minerals. Once you have the raw version you will stop craving regular chocolate in a short period of time; it gives you what actually have been trying to get in the synthetic versions but never can!

Hemp hearts: Hemp seeds: plant is tough and can be grown almost anywhere. Thought to originate in Central Asia belonging to the mulberry family. The seeds are a superfood with +++ essential fatty acids, anti inflammatory properties, minerals, amino acids. The history of hemp is amazing. Did you know that Henry Ford made a hemp car?!

Maca Root: known as Peruvian ginseng. Maca is the highest altitude crop on Earth. It has high amounts of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and all of the essential amino acids. It is rich in B’s + B12, calcium and magnesium. It is a well known to increase endurance, help with depression, balance hormones as well as increase libido!

Yours in Health and Happiness,
Christina

Bodywork for Everybody!