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Recipe: Chocolate Covered Strawberry and Raspberry Shake

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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.

Makes 2 big shakes.

Raw Orange Chocolate Cheesecake

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.

Chocolate filling

Chocolate Filled Coconut Bites

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.

Chocolate Filled Coconut Bites

(The thing on the right is a “dirty diaper”. It’s a crescent roll filled with chocolate chips.)

Makes 16 bites.

Ingredients:

Pillsbury Crescent rolls (or store brand)

Chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life vegan chocolate chips)

shredded coconut

 Chocolate filling

Steps:

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.

Dirty Diaper
Dirty Diaper