Raw Chocolate Shake

I’m in love, yes with David and yes with baby Elsa, I’ve always been in love with avocado, I love that we have this blog, but now I’m also in love with another blog.

It’s called My New Roots and Sarah is the women behind it. David recently showed me her blog with the words: “You will love these recipes, and she has been studying exactly the things that you are always talking about”. So true! Sarah has studied holistic nutrition and the benefits of organic food, and her blog is full of wise words, cool facts, good vegetarian recipes and a sense of humor that I really like. She is the kind of blogger that makes two different soups in one bowl because “they look totally groovy together”. And she also came up this raw chocolate shake.

If you have been cooking a lot of vegan or raw food you’re probably familiar with avocado in desserts. We have heard and read about it, but we never actually took the step of trying it ourselves. Until we tried this recipe. And let me just say, it’s great! This shake has no ice cream, no cream, it hasn’t even got any milk in it. But it’s still super creamy and really delicious!

Since it’s summer we added a couple of strawberries to it, and a couple of raw cacao nibs that made it a little crunchy. If you want to read about all the benefits of cacao I suggest that you stop by My New Roots. Sarah actually claims that this chocolate shake is good for your body. Now how many chocolate ice cream milkshakes can claim that!?

Raw Chocolate Shake (Adapted from My New Roots)
Serves 2-4, depending on how big glasses you use

1 1/2 tbsp hemp seeds (or soaked almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds etc)
3 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp raw cacao nibs
1 avocado
1 very large frozen banana (not completely frozen if you’re afraid that it will ruin your blender)
5 fresh strawberries
2 tbsp agave, raw honey or maple syrup
a pinch of sea salt
1 cup water
4 ice cubes

Blend all the ingredients until smooth. It’s kind of thick so you can add water if desired. Top it with some chopped strawberries and drink it while it’s cold.