Staying on Track: ‘Chocolate’ Mint Shake
A few weeks ago, I posted a photo collage of a turtle cheesecake that I made. Needless to say, the collage didn’t help my friends who have made New Year’s resolutions to start eating healthier in 2014. I thought I was helping by posting the photo collage since pictures are calories free 🙂
This post is dedicated to anyone who wants to keep their New Year’s resolution. I made a ‘chocolate’ mint shake. I say ‘chocolate’ because I didn’t use cocoa powder. I used carob powder, my caffeine free substitute to cocoa powder since carob powder is caffeine free. If you have cocoa powder, feel free to use cocoa powder.
For this shake, I used mint leaves and avocado. You can use peppermint extract. Using mint leaves minimized the number of processed ingredients used for my shake since I don’t make my own almond milk. Using an avocado, gives you the health benefits that comes with this fruit. Also, the avocado is the ingredient that gives this shake its thick and creamy texture.
The raw ‘chocolate’ mint shake I made is a healthy alternative that will satisfy almost any sweet craving.
WARNING: If this is the first time you will use carob, do not expect carob to taste like chocolate.
3 Mint Leaves, washed and chopped fine
2 cups of Almond Milk
2 tablespoons of Carob Powder
½ Avocado chopped
¼ cup Agave Nectar
3 Ice Cubes
ONECombine all ingredients in a blender.
TWOBlend until smooth.
NOTE: This recipe is also good for people who love dairy, but dairy does not love them back.