Icy Lacuma-Cacao Smoothie.
I often get asked what it is I do. It’s a good question in that I do a lot of things. I make people healthy and I do this in many ways. One of the ways that I do this is I create custom programs for my clients with menus and recipes. Sometimes I go on-site, spend some time with my client and cook the meals and literally make the program come to life. I love this part of my job. It is a remarkable opportunity in that not only do I get to see them progress, but I also get to cook and create recipes every day that are suited to a particular diet or regimen.
Each time I do this it’s a different experience, even if I’ve worked with the client before. They evolve, I evolve, the city is different, the markets are different, and the weather is different. Everything needs to be adjusted. Including me!
So here I am, working with a client – living my own program so to speak. This time has been unique as I am in a city that I’ve only been on holiday in. I’ve never been in work mode here and I’ve certainly never food-shopped here for anything other than bottled water or chocolate!
To follow is a recipe that I use for most of my clients as an evening snack. I love this smoothie as it satisfies a chocolate cravings and cuts the edge off of a sweet tooth. It also is very filing and very light. If you are unfamiliar with any of the ingredients, or cannot find them in your local health food shop – a great source for products and powders is http://www.therawfoodworld.com
I have been evolving this smoothie for a while now, and it keeps evolving, so let me know what you come up with.
12 oz fresh nut milk (I’m using almond milk)
3 t cacao powder
2 heaping t lacuma powder
2 heaping t cacao nibs
1 packet stevia (I like NuStevia)
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of raw vanilla powder
large handful of ice
Putting it all together
pour the nut milk in a blender and add the powders
add the ice and blend on high.
check the measurements and see if you need to add anything to your liking.
the mixture should be slushy.