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08-17-2009, 04:53 PM
Believe it or not, it has been quite cold here in Montana and it has triggered a craving for lattes and the like. I have not given in but I imagine when the real cold weather sets in in a few months, I will be wanting something like that. I drink tea with no cream but it doesn't cut it for me! So for those occasional times when I want a nice coffee-like drink, do you have any recipes? I have not tried tecchino....I know it isn't raw but I do drink tea that is not raw so probably would not mind doing tecchino. But any and all ideas welcome for those cold days when you just want to sit by the fire and be cozy. I know that this is probably way out there for most of you in the rest of the country, but we had a high in the low 60s yesterday and I had to take a hot bath to warm up before bed!
I am dreaming of a vente mocha breve......hmmmmmmmmm.
Hi ~ I have one in my files. I've not made it though, so I can't say if it's a thumbs up or not. There's a picture of it at the site. Even if this isn't what you're looking for - it may give you an idea or two about how to make it~ Back to add, I see that this is a cold drink - maybe it wouldn't be hard to make it warm instead, I don't know.... I'll go ahead and post it anyway, just in case. *Ü*
Superfood Coffee (Raw Mochachino) - bellamojo
So I saw this great recipe idea on Raw Freedom Community forum and there weren’t any measurements for the ingredients so after much experimentation I finally came up with a recipe I LOVE!!! I’m so grateful to have a raw coffee replacement.
2 cups coconut milk
1½ tablespoons cacao powder
1½ tablespoons lucuma powder
1 tablespoon maca powder
1 tablespoon mesquite powder
2 tablespoons agave nectar, more or less to taste
1¾ cups ice
Blend milk, powders and agave in high speed blender until smooth. Add ice and blend until slushy. Pour in mug or glass lined with chocolate syrup. Drizzle a bit of syrup on top.
2 Tbsp Agave Nectar
2 tsp Cacao Powder
Mix and use to line the mug and drizzle on top of coffee.
1/2 cup coconut meat
4 cups water (use coconut water if you have it, if not, use filtered water)
Blend ingredients in high speed blender until completely smooth. Strain out pulp using nut milk bag or reusable coffee filter. Dehydrate leftover pulp and grind into “flour” for use in other recipes :) **Also - can run hard coconut meat through the champion juicer with blank plate in
ballamojo's notes: fuzzywater – when I make my coconut milk I usually use the brown mature coconut because I can’t get organic young coconuts here in Iowa for an affordable price (unless organic young Thai coconuts are dipped in fungiside for shipping). Another alternative is raw dehydrated coconut. Of course, you are welcome to use young coconuts to make the milk, or use nut milk. Almond milk is another one of my favorites.
zhanna8 – I included the coconut milk recipe at the bottom. It’s just coconut meat or raw shredded coconut blended with water and strained to get the pulp out. Lucuma powder is a Peruvian fruit that is really popular as an ice cream flavor in other countries. The first time I tasted the powder alone I though, “mmmmm, this tastes just like powdered vanilla icecream” So for me it gives the drink that extra creamy touch and is oh so good. You can make it without or try other variations. This is just what I’ve come to depend on as my recipe!
Enjoy everyone. It’s been a life saver for me :)
08-17-2009, 08:42 PM
I actually have that cookbook and saw that one....unfortunately all those superfoods are way out of my budget! But thanks for posting. I wonder which of all those ingredients give it a coffee flavor.
08-17-2009, 08:47 PM
Rooibos chai tea with almond milk and honey. Steep the tea. Stir in honey. Whip up the almond milk to get a nice head of foam on it. Pour on top of tea. Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg.
Here is another one of my favorites based on "Ginger's Best Coffee":
Put in high-speed blender:
handful of cashews (soaked is creamier, but unsoaked will work fine)
cup of water
spoonful of cacao powder or nibs
sweetener of your choice (dates, honey, yacon syrup, agave, maple syrup)
spoonful of maca powder
spoonful of lucuma powder
couple capsules (emptied) of foti
Blend all ingredients in Vita-mix until it feels warm, or use an instant read (meat) thermomoter to check the temp - 105 is very warm. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
I'm drinking a slightly different version at the moment. Brazil nut milk, cacao powder and nibs, dates, yacon syrup, bee cappings/pollen, Vitamineral Earth, maca powder, lucuma powder, mesquite powder, vanilla bean, pinch of pink salt.
I like it with all the extras because I like "superfoods", but it would still be fabulous with any type of nut milk, cacao, vanilla, and sweetener of your choice. Blend until it feels warm. Enjoy! :)
08-18-2009, 03:00 AM
Chicory root plus cinnamon and almond mylk and 1/8 tsp on cacao powder would make a delishious coffee substitute.:D
08-18-2009, 05:20 AM
I was going to suggest chicory as well; it has that bitterness that is associated with coffee.
If you brewed it and blended it with a nut mylk and sprinkled cinnamon or mace on top, it might be quite reminiscent of a latte.
08-18-2009, 05:33 AM
When I gave up REAL COFFEE, which was WAAAAAYYY before RAW. I used to drink hot water, then Flavored Water. You can also use Herb Teas. I hope you find something to get you through those Chilly days and Nights.
08-18-2009, 07:00 AM
This is different than what you're thinking of, but oh so good...
The Ultimate Autumnal Pick-Me-Up Drink
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