Chocolate milkshakes were not something that happened a lot in my childhood. Not for lack of whining and begging, I can assure you. My mother was a stickler when it came to eating what we thought to be a healthy diet (read no milkshakes, unless mom is out-of-town). However, if given the choice I would certainly have a milkshake in place of any meal. With what I am now recognizing as a distinguished palate (ha), I completely understand why I love the holidays. Chocolate and cookies are not only available for meals, but also acceptable. “It’s the holidays….”
Though my diet has changed considerably since childhood, old habits die-hard. Luckily this has a much healthier twist, and a far better taste. Spoil yourself, spoil your kids, and spoil your lovers, because this shake is delicious, no matter what meal you have it for.
RAW CHOCOLATE MYLKSHAKE
Servings: 1 1/2 Cups
1 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Cashews (If you don’t have cashews omit them and use Almond milk instead of water)
1 Frozen Banana
5 Ice Cubes
Dash Sea Salt
Dash of Cinnamon
Garnish with Cacao Nibs
Blend water and cashews until smooth.
Add Remaining ingredients except cacao nibs and blend.
Top with cacao nibs and a shot of Kahlua…. here’s to the holidays!