This rich, chocolaty shake is both satisfying and nourishing. It’s full of magnesium, antioxidants, fiber and healthy fats.
I always encourage the use of organic ingredients. In the case of cacao powder, I recommend buying with caution as there are some reports of lead and cadmium contamination in both raw cacao and cocoa. This tends to be better with cacao nibs than with powder. While cacao isn’t terribly high in caffeine, it also contains theobromine which may be too stimulating for people with anxiety. So enjoy it in moderation.
*ideally when you’re using whole nuts, it’s best to soak them in filtered water with a pinch of salt for 4-8 hours. Drain and rinse before adding to your blender.
Using a high-speed blender like Vitamix, blend all ingredients except ice. Then add ice and blend again until smooth. Enjoy cold.
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This recipe was inspired by the Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Shake from The Detoxinista.