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Monday, August 27, 2012

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

I call this drink "Red Velvet Hot Chocolate" and it's yummy and healthy!

  • 8 to 12 oz of almond/coconut milk
  • approx 8 raw cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/4 raw red beet
  • Handful of kale
  • sweetener of choice
  • vanilla protein powder (optional)

Blend thoroughly for approximately 1 minute, starting on Variable speed 1, then pushing quickly to speed 10, then on to High Speed. 

I heated my mug of hot chocolate in the microwave for 50 seconds instead of running the Vitamix for 4 minutes.

For those who wonder, "don't you taste the beet and kale?"  You don't.  The cocoa and vanilla covers any veggie flavor, kale is a neutral veggie which mixes well with anything, and in only using 1/4 raw beet, you get added nutrition and a nice color, but without any strong taste.  I made mine with a scoop of vanilla protein powder, which I really like.

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

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