|My Ninja Ultima - saving grace on this diet!|
|So good I drank over half before remembering to get a pic!|
*I don't measure when I make smoothies, so feel free to throw things in. Measurements are approximate.
Small handful (2-4T?) whole almonds
About the same amount of oats (gluten free oats...or omit this for the diet)
2 T raw cacao powder
1 T raw cacao nibs
2 c almond milk
Stevia drops - about 12 (no preservatives - I use NuNaturals)
handful of ice
First blend the almonds and oats (if using them) to create a powder. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend. Pour and enjoy!
I found that by leaving out the yogurt that I usually add in, and including ice, the milk got nice and icy like ice-milk ice cream!
If you're worried about the cacao powder, because most anti-candida diets say "no chocolate" and "no caffeine", I think we're good here. First, natural cacao doesn't have caffeine. Here's an explanation on that from realrawfood.com:
Caffeine and theobromine. There is a persistent urban legend that Chocolate contains caffeine. It would seem that this rumor is based primarily on a confusion between two similar alkaloids: caffeine and Theobromine. Theobromine is the active ingredient in Chocolate and it occurs only in Cacao. The two stimulants are related and have a similar structures, but are very different chemicals with different properties, effects and origins. There are of course, some Chocolate products that have added caffeine, but it does not occur naturally in Chocolate.Second, it's sugar free! Be sure to get the raw stuff...no Hershey's here! Without the ability to have peanut butter and bananas in my smoothies, the addition of the raw cacao has been a Godsend! Another great frozen treat I discovered was this chocolate froyo recipe I came across on Pinterest.
|VIA Muffin Topless|
Well, leave it to me to find a way to include chocolate in any diet! You're welcome! ;)