This shake is inspired by One Lucky Duck’s Chocolate Covered Strawberry shake. My intent was to make the actual shake, using almond milk, but I soon realized I didn’t have lucuma and couldn’t find my maca powder (guess I’m out of that too!) Maca powder would be perfect in this Valentine’s Day drink since it’s an aphrodisiac…wink wink 😉
Ingredients: (I forgot to take a picture…doh!)
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 cup frozen bananas
2 cups almond milk (soy, hemp, rice, cashew, etc)
vanilla to taste (I just pour a bit in)
1 tbsp maca powder
raw cacao powder (I used a LOT probably close to 1/4 cup)
Mix all the ingredients in a blender EXCEPT the cacao powder. Pour about 3/4 of the shake into two glasses. Blend the cacao powder in with the rest of the shake and then pour the chocolate shake on top of the berry layer.
For my birthday I really wanted a cake…a guilt free cake. I was looking up raw desserts and found this gem: Raw Orange Chocolate Cheesecake. Now mine doesn’t look as pretty as the one on www.rawmazing.com, but it tasted delicious. I think my problem was not getting the coconut smooth enough (I made coconut butter instead of buying it). The flavor was good, it was just more of a stone ground butter texture instead of super creamy.
I like to think of these as fake little macaroons, or Mounds bites. They’re my go-to snack when it’s 8 o’clock at night and I’m craving something sweet. They take about 5 minutes to prepare and 10-13 minutes to bake and only use 3 ingredients.
(The thing on the right is a “dirty diaper”. It’s a crescent roll filled with chocolate chips.)
Makes 16 bites.
Pillsbury Crescent rolls (or store brand)
Chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life vegan chocolate chips)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Roll out the dough. Roll each triangle into a ball and then divide that dough into two smaller balls (unless you want larger ones). You should have 16 small dough balls.
Flatten each dough ball and put a group of chocolate chips in the middle. Fold up the sides and roll into a ball again.
Roll in coconut.
Bake on an ungreased baking sheet for 10-13 minutes.
For a “dirty diaper” simply spread chocolate chips all along the inside of the crescent roll and roll up like you would normally.