Imaginative kitchen creations and purely sweetened indulgences that inspire my journey and enrich my experience.These dishes are gluten-free and full of flavor, containing natural ingredients and no refined sugar.
The day I made my first chocolate indulgence in a purely raw state from scratch was the day I began whistling a new tune. From this revelation emerged pies, cookies, smoothies, candy, and milkshakes I could consume daily without feeling depleted. Recipes that bring immeasurable joy and health to my life will follow this post, but for now I share with you a milkshake that brightens many mornings and always lifts my spirits. It is made with fresh, raw ingredients, including my homemade brazil nut milk, dates, coconut butter, cacao powder, and the all-too-favorable hemp seed, which has benefits oozing out of its exuberant shell.
The hemp seed is easy to digest. It helps to increase and sustain energy throughout the day, balance blood sugar, and reduce inflammation, thanks to the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It contains loads of essential amino acids and is known for strengthening the immune system. I add at least a spoonful or two to my smoothies on a daily basis and have noticed a positive difference since adding them to my diet a few years ago, seven to be exact. I rely on the Vita-Mix to blend my smoothies/milkshakes/homemade milk to perfection.
Here is a recipe for your collection. Tailor it to your liking and add any ingredients you see fit. I often (98% of the time) add kale to this one or an avocado during their season...because I'm always in need of an extra dose of green running through my system.