Raw Chocolate/Strawberry Milkshake Deluxe

Posted by: on Jul 18, 2012 | 18 Comments

Liquid raw chocolate –

Come sooth my sweet tooth

Sugar pie honey bunch, you know that I love you. I can´t help myself I WANT you and nobody else… du du dududuuu. Hrm, all right. What I meant to say was that there are a few things that I could eat every day and this chocolate milkshake deluxe definitely makes it to the top of my list (yes, you guessed it, the rest of my list ALSO consists of a lot of raw chocolate).

I would love to say that this summer is wild and crazy and that the sun heats up our Swedish world wonderfully, but I would be telling a lie. However there is nothing coming between me and my annual Strawberry picking, not even the 5 á day rainfalls. Never. Growing up we always went off the whole family to pick strawberries and then stocked our freezer with plainly mixed strawberries that lasted the entire year. This time around it was only me and my sister that went loco in the fields and the berries ended up as dessert at Fabians 25th B-day party by the beach. Of course there were plenty of raw chocolate sauce as well. I´m telling ya, not much can beat that liquid choco love that quite frankly gives me quite a high. In a good way.

Fun & Fabulous Facts

I know you have all had the chocolate milkshake in many many different shapes and forms. This one is adapted for summer and therefore has a sweet touch of strawberries. Why I don´t keep it plain and simple with only chocolate? Well partly because I always use that which is in season (Strawberries) and partly because this would not be a recipe á la Earthsprout if it was not filled to it´s very limits with nutrition.

 When I CRAVE something sweet I am a huge fan of berries. See, berries are smart little dudes who does not contain as much sugars as other fruits such as bananas (now I know that there are bananas in this recipe as well but let´s stick to the berries in this section, ok?). To keep that precious blood sugar under control it is wise to opt for berries instead of a ton of fruits if you are having trouble controlling cravings or if you are kicking some chronic diseases ass. Keeping berries in the freezer can save any afternoon.

The Strawberry in particular contains more Vitamin C then it´s berry friends and it´s bright red color tells us that it is loaded with lycopene. Studies show that lycopene is one of the most powerful antioxidants and it is considered to be a potent prevention of some types of cancer, prostate cancer mostly. Lycopene is also a type of carotenoid which protects and strengthens our skin tremendously. So the combination of lycopene and Vitamin C gives us a very powerful boost and protection during summer when we are out and about in the sun (well, those of you who are not in Sweden).

Raw Chocolate Milkshake Deluxe

What is better during summer then to indulge in a milkshake that will without doubt let you keep your childish enthusiasm towards life tres intact. You can get this one ready within seconds since you are very clever and keep peeled and sliced bananas in the freezer at all times (yes?). Go get choco shakin!

Two cocktail glasses of milkshake

3/4 cup bananas, frozen and sliced
2 cup almond milk (or other veggie milk)
A handful of Strawberries
2 tbsp Lucuma powder (a sweet south american superfood, optional)
3 tbsp Raisins
4 tbsl Raw cacao
a pinch of pure vanilla

1. Prepare all ingredients, put in a blender and blend away.
2. Add more cacao/sweetener if you wish.

Arrange Press a slice of lime around the edge of each glass, then dip the glass onto a plate dusted with raw cacao. This makes the milkshake way more interesting flavor-wise (and more beautiful).

I can still see some red spots on my hands from picking the berries and as they fade I get to long for blueberries and blackberries that comes next.

Until then I would love to know how you use them beautifying berries? (Cuz, you know they are beautifying, eh?). Tell me all about your super clever berry snacks and or stories. Let us in on your secrets, ever made a berry face mask and frightened your entire family or maybe on Wednesday afternoons you simply cannot be without frozen cranberries dipped in honey? You tell me in the comments below!

And why don´t you come along to Twitter and Facebook. I would love to get to know you more, baby.

Sources:
Staying Healthy With Nutrition, Elson M.Haas, MD, Celestial arts 2006
Supermat, Helena Nyblom, Albert Bonniers 2007

18 Comments

  1. Laura
    18 juli, 2012

    Yum this looks awesome!

    I love love love strawberries, I’ve been putting them in smoothies with a bit of nut butter but didn’t think of cacao. I think this may become a new favourite! I’m going to try and wait until tomorrow to have this or should I just go for it now?!

    Now what is this Lumuca you speak of? *runs off to google*

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    • ElenoreEarth
      19 juli, 2012

      I´m sure google has told you everything you need to know by now but I just want to say that I do highly recommend you
      go and get some (whole foods probably has it). Lucuma is a great sweetener!

      Good luck!

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  2. Chantale
    18 juli, 2012

    This looks awesome! You would make my day… no you would make my ”something bigger and more awesome” if you could suggest an alternative to bananas in a shake!?! (I hava an intollerence to bananas :(, grrr!)
    And I just eat the berries, all of them! They rarely make it home, never mind in a pie!! xo

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    • ElenoreEarth
      19 juli, 2012

      Uh.. To bad you are allergic to bananas!

      I would suggest you take some avocado + fresh dates instead of the banana. The consistency will be pretty much the same and
      the dates will add the sweet flavor.

      Good luck!

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  3. Peneleapaí
    18 juli, 2012

    You are gorgeous, what great energy! I’ve stumbled on your Earthsprout site last week, and just taking my time getting to know your shtyle…

    I luv your buzz.. you are a real sweetie pie.

    Sendin you a big happy hug from here ..

    Px

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  4. Stephanie
    19 juli, 2012

    This looks amazing. I need to start experimenting with raw cacoa. I am such a chocolate lover. Would love to learn better ways to get my fix. I saw the raw chocolate you made with Sarah B and that got my wheels turning. Do you make your own almond milk?

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  5. Karin - trattoria
    19 juli, 2012

    oh, it looks absolutely fabulous!

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  6. Tamaura
    20 juli, 2012

    Thank you for this post. I really wasn’t feeling very clever, but I do actually have peeled and sliced bananas in my freezer! Cheers! YUM

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  7. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy
    20 juli, 2012

    yum yum yum! i could go for a tall one right about now:)

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  8. brandi taylor
    1 september, 2012

    This looks delicious! I want to drink this before dinner is that allowed? Hehe! Thank you xx Brandi

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  9. Vanessa Jones
    2 september, 2012

    It looks like I’ll be having this for breakfast EVERY SINGLE DAY for the rest of my life! Hahaha.
    Thanks for your deliciousness you beautiful lady.

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  10. Tajna
    12 september, 2012

    I can’t wait to make this! I’m sometimes vegan,sometimes raw,have to have wild salmon for protein.I just danced too much,got super hungry and polished off some vegan chocolate ice cream.My belly is full…and for dinner I just want a cacao drink with kale,banana,spirulina,maca and Sun Warrior protein powder.Thanks for reminding me of raw vegan love!
    Hugs from Hawai’i!
    Tajna

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  11. Catherine
    10 juni, 2013

    I happened to have almost every ingredient in my kitchen. I just replaced the raisins with some dates. Delicious! Thanks Elenore :)

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  12. Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry
    29 juli, 2013

    This looks heavenly! I am a huge fan of lucuma in smoothies and this sounds divine paired with cacao!

    Reply

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