Very Decadent Dark Cacao Milkshake
1 cup almond milk (recipe below)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ vanilla bean, vanilla powder
½ scant cup agave, stevia (to taste), or sweetener of choice, including dates or raisins
½ cup raw cacao powder
Dash of salt
Dash of cinnamon
Soak 1 generous cup of almonds in pure water overnight. Drain and rinse. Place in blender with 3 1/2 cups of pure water, 2 pitted medjool dates, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Blend until very smooth. Strain through nut filter bag of paint strainer bag, (you can find both of these in my “shop” on the menu bar of my home page). Squeeze the almond milk into a bowl. Save the pulp for other dishes (check out my Favorite Cookie recipe).