“I’ll give you 2 thumbs up for this one mummy!” That’s what my 7 year old son said when I gave him this chocolate milk. I love some chocolate every now and again, but don’t really buy it from the store all that much. When I do buy it for baking or just a little treat, I use organic dark chocolate. I am a lover of dark chocolate, so it suits me fine and it has more anti oxidants in it too. Win, win!
Today it was a chocolate kind of day. With my ovulation happening as we speak, I am not surprised that it was a chocolate kind of day! I baked delicious Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes, will post recipe when I have perfected it and I made this Rich and Creamy Chocolate Milk.
400 ml almond milk (homemade)
1 frozen banana
2 heaped tbsp cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp Chia Seeds
1 raw egg
Whizz all ingredients in a high speed blender for 1 minute or until smooth and creamy.
It is the raw egg that makes it super creamy.
Raw eggs are one of the best sources of high quality proteins and fats. Raw eggs have many benefits, they contain essential nutrients for the brain, nerves, glands and hormones, they are nutritionally balanced. The sulphur amino acids help to keep you young, raw eggs also contain an abundance of other vital substances including protein, essential fatty acids along with niacin, riboflavin, biotin, choline, vitamins A, D and E, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, iron, iodine, copper, zinc and sulphur. Egg yolks are one of the few foods that contain vitamin D.
Almond milk is one of the most nutritionally valuable milk substitutes available today. It is high in a number of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, iron, fiber, zinc and calcium.
Dates are an excellent source of iron, contains 0.90 mg/100 g of fruits (about 11% of RDI) and potassium (16% of RDI).
They are also rich in minerals like calcium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.
The fruit also has adequate levels of B-complex group of vitamins as well as vitamin K.
And I LOVE how it is a natural sweetener!