Cacao Milk

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Gluten free, sugar-free, dairy free and soy-free, this recipe for warm cacao milk is inspired by raw chocolate truffles! Curl up with your favorite book, a mug of cacao milk, and enjoy some peaceful solo time! Warming it up gently on the stove top or in the dehydrator is optional but we highly recommend it.

Ingredients

 

2 cups soaked almonds

1 cup soaked and pitted dates

4 cups water

1/2 vanilla bean seeds

a little bit of ginger

2-3 teaspoons cacao powder

 

 

Instructions

 

1. Soak the nuts and dates overnight.

2. Carefully wash the nuts with cold water and pour them in the blender.

3. Add the water and blend until no nut chunks remain.

4. Strain through a nut bag or double lined lint, carefully squeezing all the liquid out.

5. Peel the dates, strain the soaking water and blend until nice and creamy with the water.

6. Pour the milk back into the blender and add the remaining ingredients.

7. Blend for another minute.

8. Store in the fridge and enjoy at any time.

 

 

Notes

 

Tips and Trick from the Chef!

* In this recipe, the cacao powder and dates will overpower the taste of nuts, so it really does not matter which type of nuts you use. I prefer almonds, but you can substitute them with cashews or walnuts if you like.

* Peel the dates before blending to achieve a creamy feel. After soaking them overnight, the skin will come off easily.

* The soaking water from the dates is caramel sweet, so do not throw it out! Use it in making the milk.

* On the contrary, never use the soaking water from the nuts. Throw it out and before blending the nuts, wash them carefully with cold water.

* You can also heat the cacao milk in the dehydrator for a warm touch.

 

About Nadia Petrova

y philosophy about life is that we are in control and we can change things. We can change the way we eat, feel, experience, live. We decide what is best for us. Every single minute we are making a choice to be healthy or eat junk, to stress out or calm down, to exercise or watch TV, to live in style or be content with what you have, to be balanced… or not. It is simple. And it is up to you. As a registered holistic nutritionist I try to teach people what health means and how to prepare delicious and satisfying meals by using only natural ingredients. Each recipe in my blog is simplified to cut cooking time, but has a gourmet touch to make the dish look beautiful and fancy. Because this too is part of my philosophy of life and food – meals have to be tasty, easy and feast the eye the same way they nourish the body. I do not want to convince you to eat 100% raw & vegan food in your daily life. But to help you incorporate more natural foods for health and youth, and to make you remember… Health is a choice. Welcome to my world :) I’m Nadia and I’m really happy to meet you!

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