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02-09-2009, 07:27 PM
Well, I havent made this yet but I am going to tomorrow night. I have been making banana/ strawberry ice cream or milkshakes with frozen fruit and almond milk. More almond milk, its a milkshake, less it is ice cream. Even the SAD people in my house like it.
So I am craving a chocolate milkshake and I came up with this:
maybe frozen banana too.
Let me know what you think. Romi
02-10-2009, 12:41 PM
Sounds good but I rarely eat avocado as most times by the time it's ready to eat I don't feel like having avocado anymore and often waste it so I barely buy any anymore.
I have a trick to save time from making and straining almond milk (and almost all almonds from USA, even those labeled "raw" are now pasteurized by law with cancer causing chemicals otherwise they are "unsafe to eat" says the governement). You can blend water and walnuts, even with a regular blender this gets perfectly smooth and requires no straining. And when you add fruits or chocolate and a sweetener you don't taste the walnuts. They are also cheaper than almonds.
I just noticed there's not really any sweetener in your recipe, cacao without a sweetener is quite bitter. I'd add honey, dates or agave.
02-10-2009, 12:55 PM
Oh, I second that raweater ... last night I had a lovely shake made with:
2 c. water
large handful of walnuts
2 tsp cacao
a handful of ice
2 frozen bananas
and local raw honey to taste
It was fantastic. And I love the same things about walnuts - NO STRAINING!
02-10-2009, 01:35 PM
Ha. That is interesting about the almonds... I just told my mom to buy me five pounds becasue she gets them much cheaper than I do here in Ny. Anyway, I am going to try the walnuts, that is a great idea. Also, you are right about the cacao. I just tried my milkshake sans avo and it was bitter.... had to add some agave!
02-10-2009, 02:52 PM
Are you buying "raw" walnuts because I've never seen those before!
I made a scrummy after exercise chocolate shake this weekend using the water and meat from a young coconut, 2 tbsp of raw cacao powder and 1 really ripe banana (I would have liked this to be frozen) and just blended it until smooth, It was so creamy and rich and my non-raw partner devoured his portion too.
02-10-2009, 06:07 PM
My chocolate milkshakes are a staple at our place. I make them the same way I make other milkshakes/thickshakes, I just add the cacao powder.
Handful of nuts (usually macadamia or cashew, but I also use almond milk, we have no probs with pasteurization in Aust).
2 large frozen bannanas (more for a thicker shake)
pinch of celtic salt
half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder
tablespoon (or more) of cacao powder
Melted coconut oil (sometimes)
I blend the handfull of nuts with some water first to make the milk (no need to strain nuts like macadamias or cahsews, just use the whole thing).
I add the cacao powder, cinnamon, salt, and maca and coconut oil to the blender and once it's all mixed in add the frozen bananas.
Delicious! My son adores this recipe.
02-10-2009, 07:01 PM
chocolate milk shake, sounds very yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
02-11-2009, 12:49 AM
OK, this is my formula. It brings all the boys to the yard ;-)
meat of 1 young coconut (if thick, 2 if it is more thin an jelly-like)
1 T cacao powder
1 T cacao nibs
3-5 dates, depending on how sweet you want it
about 1 C of brazil nut milk (they don't need to be soaked beforehand)
3 ice cubes
Vitamix till smooth and thick. Coconut meat + brazil nut milk give the mouth feel and flavor of fatty dairy based products. I don't like all that mature coconut/banana flavor in my Chocolate milk shake. I'm'a purist :-)
02-11-2009, 09:49 AM
these recipes look great, thanks! what is the difference between a mature and young coconut?
02-11-2009, 03:12 PM
A young coconut has a white husk on the outside (a green skin on the actual outside but you don't often see that in shops) and the meat inside the coconut is soft and sometimes jelly like. A young coconut often has more coconut water in it, and I find the water tastes sweeter.
A mature coconut has a brown husk on the outside and the meat is thick and tough and contains more fats.
I love mature coconut milk in smoothies, just blend up the meat with the water (and add an extra cup of water) and strain it through a muslin cloth, nutmilk bag or pillowslip.
I use young coconuts in puddings, ice creams, and sauces etc.
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