There are few who don’t love chocolate, but nobody likes pimples. Regular chocolate often includes sugar, butter, and milk, which is why it tastes so good. I now look at little chocolate chip morsels and feel betrayed. I once trusted them, thinking they were just plain old chocolate, but we have to be smart and look at the freaking labels! The truth lies in the label. Regular chocolate chips just aren’t cool because they are non-dairy and will make you break out from all the sugar packed into them. Every time I eat chocolate chips, it never fails, and a big whopping pimple appears somewhere on my face the next morning.
So today, I got home and was thinking about having some chocolate, but I decided I wasn’t going to go the easy route and eat chocolate chips. I wanted something more.
In the spirit of using on-hand ingredients, I decided to make a frozen chocolate shake using some raw ingredients.
1 1/2 cups almond milk,
2 cups of ice,
2 tbs cacao powder,
1 tbs cacao nibs,
1 tbs almond butter
1 tsp agave
Blend together, and there is this beautiful concoction that is refreshing, low calorie, dairy-free, and raw with a wonderful chocolate flavor.
It’s all I needed this afternoon after a day of work and yoga.
Some cool things about cacao nibs and cacao powder is that they are high in antioxidants, magnesium, iron, and fiber. They are also good for improving mood, and they won’t make you break out!