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Written by Joanne on November 28, 2011 – -
- by Joanne Newell
When you’re switching to a high-raw diet and way of eating, it’s only natural that you might crave a taste of your ‘old life’ (or even tastes from waaaay back in your childhood) every now and then. You might crave for foods like lasagna, milk, ice lollies, cheesecake… etcetera!
So, isn’t it great that there are heaps of raw recipe alternatives for all our old favorites?
If you’ve been hankering for a rich, chocolatey thick shake that won’t leave you feeling milk-ily icky, then you’ll love this recipe. It’s packed with protein, and – surprisingly – makes for a filling start to the day!
Sip it and feel 10 years old all over again…
This recipe makes enough for 2 glasses, so you can share the raw lovin’!
¾ cup cashews
¼ cup walnuts
1½ cups frozen raspberries
2 tablespoons rawcacao powder
2 small ripe bananas
2 teaspoons honey
or agave nectar (you can add more to taste,
but don’t go crazy)
1 cup chilled water
1. Soak the cashews and walnuts in a bowl of water overnight (or for a few hours before you make the shake), and then rinse and drain the nuts thoroughly. (Soaking helps to release enzyme inhibitors that are present in the nuts, and it also helps soften the nuts, which reduces the workload on your blender.)2. Tip the drained nuts into a blender, then add the frozen raspberries, cacao powder, bananas (broken into pieces), agave nectar and water.3. Blend until completely combined, and serve!
Close your eyes, sip, and pretend you’re a little kid again!
For best effect, drink with a coloured bendy-straw.
Ahhh… the memories.
Joanne is the lucky mother of twin girls, and is a law of attraction life coach and the author of three recipe books, including the world’s first raw-food recipe book for children – Monkey Mike’s Raw Food Kitchen: An Un-Cookbook for Kids!.
She believes that a natural way of eating is not only a gift to our children, but a gift to ourselves.
Through her inspirational life-coaching business Rich Radiant Real, Joanne teaches women how to create abundance, vitality, and the lives of their dreams using universal law. To grab a free copy of Joanne’s luscious, 22-page, instantly downloadable guide called 7 Ways to Recharge Your Vibration & Attract the Riches of Life, visit www.richradiantreal.com .
I don’t think it’s something you’d want to indulge in every day.
The recipe makes two generous servings, so one serving would have the equivalent of 1/2 cup of nuts. If you have even smaller serving and divide it by 4, then that would be equivalent to 1/4 cup of nuts, which in my personal and humble opinion, isn’t too much to worry about.
Hi Alexa! Yes, nuts do make up a good proportion of the ingredients in this recipe, but Rachelle’s right; this is definitely a ‘sometimes’ food, maybe when you’re hankering for a taste of your old life!
I’m not a proponent of low-fat raw – I love the benefits that raw nuts (in moderation) bring to our health!
That looks amazing! I am a big fan of chocolate and vanilla smoothies, i usually like to add some fresh mint leaves in too since i adore a chocolate minty flavor. Instead of walnuts, i would use pecan nuts or almonds, but not as much. A cup of nuts seems a bit excessive for a smoothie, even if it serves two people, especially since so many of the things i prepare have nuts in them. I suppose adding an extra banana or some more raspberries to compensate for less nuts would work also! I too enjoy consuming nuts but it’s really hard to keep track of my fat consumption when so many awesome raw recipes require a nut base.