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Sweet Sunday! Raw ‘Chocolate Milk’

Today I had an odd craving for milk. I have only made raw nut milk a couple of times to pour over my granola, but this time I wanted something a little different…Chocolate milk! I did not have all of the ingredients, so I just kind of made this up. It turned out so delectable and sweet! since I was just using what I had in the pantry, it ended up being an almond and cashew milk combo. I usually use about 3 dates, but I only had one. So I used some raw agave nectar to sweeten it up a bit. Definitely a special weekend treat (in addition to our special chai smoothie which I will share with you later). And Neil and I deserved it after the ‘scare’ we had with Dylan this morning. We went to a new church and put Roku in their daycare. We knew he would not last the whole service and, sure enough, in an hour we were called back to the nursery (via a number that flashes on a screen in front of the church). We thought it was the typical ‘I’m ready to sleep’ cry, but he had actually had an accident! He was sitting up (which he is not very good at yet) and fell over onto a leggo! Poor baby has a big bump on his head. He doesn’t seem to notice it though. I just iced it a bit and it seems to be going down. This is his first bump and I am sure there will be MANY MANY more. I had to take a photo to document this first (below). Anyway, you have GOT to try this recipe! Here it is:

Raw ‘Chocolate Milk’
1 cup almonds (soaked and dehydrated)
1/4 cup cashews
1 Date
2 tablespoons raw carob powder
1 tablespoon agave nectar
3 cups water
5 ice cubes (I like it COLD)
Blend in vitamix just as you would a smoothie!
You can strain the milk in a nut bag or sieve, however I just drank it ‘as is’.

Raw "Chocolate Milk" Made with Raw Carob Powder

Baby Roku's first bump

Roku's first bump

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My Favorite Raw Food Dessert Right Now – ‘Chocolate’ Ice Cream

One of my favorite weekend treats before going raw was Ben and Jerry’s Halfbaked Fro Yo. For those of you who have not had it, it is half chocolate chip cookie dough and half brownie chunk frozen yogurt. My husband and I would split a container at least once a month. Believe it or not, I have found a raw replacement that I love just as much if not better!

All you do is blend
3 frozen bananas with about
2 Tablespoons raw carob powder and
2 ‘scoops’ stevia (I use the scoop in the container).
I blend in the Vitamix until everything is mixed and then dish out with a spatula into little parfait glasses. We sometimes add our homemade gRAWnola and even some raw agave nectar. HEAVENLY! and GUILTLESS!!

I have actually found a replacement for my former love

I have actually found a replacement for my former love

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