April 13, 2013 § 2 Comments
Where has the time gone? I can’t believe my last post was in January! I knew it had been a while but not THAT long…
Life has changed drastically for me since that post. We welcomed our baby girl on March 16, 2013 – she was a tiny little little thing at 5 lbs. 12 oz. but super strong! Everyone in the hospital kept commenting on how healthy and alert she was. I’m convinced my vegan diet had a lot to do with it. More on being vegan and pregnant later…
For now, I want to share this amazing superfood frosty. I’ve only got a few moments so this will be a quickie. Time flies when you’re nursing around the clock 🙂
I had virtually no cravings throughout my pregnancy. Chocolate chip cookies were the only thing. But, when I had a few weeks left of my pregnancy I suddenly got the strongest craving for a chocolate milkshake! Finding a vegan milkshake was impossible and I wasn’t about to get fast food. Luckily for me, my doula – aka wonder woman, more on her in another post! – came over and prepared her vegan frosty for us. OMG!!!!! It was so good. It was just like the milkshake I’d been craving. Here’s my version of her amazing frosty – I loaded it up with some extra super foods to try and get as much nutrition is as possible. She encouraged me to load up on the raw cacao since it is great for muscles – and the uterus is a muscle and mine was getting ready for the biggest job of it’s life! I ate this every day at the end of my pregnancy to get in tip top shape for the big adventure. I’m only slightly embarassed to say I eat this EVERY SINGLE DAY – even though delivery has come and gone . But since it is truly loaded with amazing nutrients – I don’t think it hurts. At least that’s what I’m telling myself!
This makes a very large frosty. It can yield two smaller frosties which you could share with someone – but be warned, you won’t want to. I don’t have fancy ice cream glasses so I serve mine in a chilled beer glass 🙂 Items marked with an asterisk are not essential for the taste – they are just extra goodness for your body! As with any recipe, give this version a try and then adjust to your taste as needed.
Vegan Superfood Chocolate Frosty
- 1 cup almond or coconut milk (I always buy unsweetened vanilla)
- 3 tbsp raw cacao
- 2 tsp maca
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar (raw is even better!)
- a few dashes of cinnamon, salt, and vanilla to taste
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp chia seeds*
- 1/2 tbsp goji berries*
- 1/2 tsp black sesame seeds*
- 10 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients except ice ensuring to catch any cacao that may stick to the sides of the blender. Once well blended add enough ice to make a frosty consistency – depending on your ice cube sizes it may require a little more or a little less.
Cheers to your health and a daily dose of chocolate!