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The festive season is upon us and we know what that means...  indulging in sweets and candy knowing we're going to regret this later :)

But, wouldn't it be awesome if we treated ourselves to healthy, naturally sweet treats that we can actually feed the kids and family without having to worry about refined sugars and artificial colour?

This recipe for deliciously healthy chocolate milk is just that. Perfect for the holiday season and SO easy to make dairy free (almond milk is a favourite in our home!).

All you need is 3 SIMPLE, natural ingredients and a good blender! 

 

Why is this awesome? This dairy-free recipe is perfect for little ones to enjoy as it is made using vitamin enriched, unsweetened Almond milk and sweetened using Medjool dates instead of refined sugar. Dates are a great source of many minerals and vitamins and have high levels of soluble fiber, which is essential in promoting healthy bowel movements in children. 

I use Raw Cacao powder for the rich chocolate flavour as it is a powerhouse of antioxidants, richest plant based source of Iron and a natural mood elevator. Raw Cacao is also rich in Magnesium - which is important for healthy heart and brain function!

 

 

Ingredients: (Makes 2 cups)

- 2 cups vitamin enriched, unsweetened Almond milk

- 2 Medjool dates, pitted

- 2-3 tbsp Raw Cacao powder

- 1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon (optional)

 

Method:

1.) Place pitted dates and half of the almond milk in a blender. Pulse a few times to break up the dates. Then turn the speed setting to medium and blend the dates and almond milk until thick and smooth. 

2.) Add the remaining almond milk and the raw cacao powder and blitz for 5-10 seconds until the cacao is nicely mixed and there are no lumps  remaining. 

3.) Serve cold (SO GOOD!). Alternatively, transfer the chocolate milk to a saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer while stirring. Pour into a mug and enjoy this with an additional dash of ground cinnamon!

 

 

Cooking Tip:

Make this the night before for a surprise mid-week breakfast treat for the little ones. Raw cacao tends to settle / separate after a little while, so if making this in advance give your yummy chocolate milk a good stir before serving!

 

 

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