Chocolate Dream

Raw Love is a vegan dreamland our retreat attendees have the pleasure to know, we’re sharing one of their equally healthy & yummy recipes here so you can have a try of its deliciousness from your own home… the world famous smoothie “Chocolate Dream”!!

With minimal peeling, chopping and fuss – place all of the following ingredients into your blender and whizz it all up for 1 minute until it’s smooth and velvety.

  • 4 oz of coconut milk
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 big spoons of cacao
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla
  • 2 dates
  • 1/2 tbsp of maca
  • A pinch of cinnamon
As a smoothie bowl you can add the following toppings:
  • Sprouted and dehydrated:  almonds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
  • Goji berries
  • Dried coconut
  • Slices of banana
  • Cacao nibs
  • Fermented overnight oats (soak overnight, strain and dehydrate)

If you don’t have a dehydrator you can also place them on the oven at low temp. until they are crunchy. This process reduces drastically the gluten content and makes the oats easier to digest.

This recipe contains Maca Root, which benefits include increased fertility in both men and women, hormone balance, for the immune system, energy, stamina, improved sexual function, memory, and focus.

Maca is considered an “adaptogen”, a name given to certain herbs, plants, and natural substances that help the body naturally adapt to stressors like a busy schedule, demanding job, or illness, for example.

Another unique fact about maca root is that historically it has been considered a very potent aphrodisiac and a traditional fertility secret of populations living in the Andes.

Consuming maca often makes people feel more “alive”, energetic, and leaves them with a sense of well-being, all of which are thought to be due to its ability to restore proper hormone balance and elevate “feel good” endorphins. Another benefit of maca is its relatively high amount of absorbable plant-based nutrients, including protein, fiber, calcium and magnesium, among others.

By Raw Love