If you’re looking for a quick healthy milkshake you can make for yourself or for the kids in your family, something you know will be good for you and the kids and won’t make you or the kids gain weight, then this is a good quick, easy, free raw recipe to keep handy. In fact if you eat this consistently instead of a high fat snack you’re sure to lose weight over time.
One of the hardest things for moms to do is to find a quick snack or pick-me-up for mom and the kids that will actually contribute to your health and not cause your body harm. As a former nurse and long time breast cancer survivor I know the importance of eating living or raw foods and feeding my family only healthy snacks.
It’s good to get some good healthy standbys that you can fix in minutes. With this raw recipe you may not have the ingredients at home now but these are ingredients that are easy to buy and keep on hand so you can use them often. You can also make many variations of this recipe by adding other frozen or fresh fruits.
To make this raw food recipe made with living foods you’ll need the following ingredients: bananas, frozen bananas, organic dates, carob powder and raw tahini.
I buy and freeze bananas that are ripe and a little bit past prime but not mushy ripe and freeze them in a zip lock bag without the peel. I buy dates, but always organic, I buy raw carob powder – not roasted- and raw tahini (made from sesame seeds), (which may be in a jar) at our local food coop or whole foods grocery. The dates will keep nicely in the refrigerator for many months. The raw carob powder I keep in a large Mason jar. The tahini should be kept in the refrigerator once it’s opened.
The raw recipe – Quick and Easy Healthy Raw Chocolate Milkshake with modified tapioca starch
1 fresh banana
1 frozen banana
4 pitted organic dates (you can use more or less – make it very sweet)
1/2 to 1 T of raw carob powder (try small amount first and add to taste)
1 T raw tahini
1 cup of pure filtered or spring water
Blend then all together. You may need to chop your dates up first a little.
You can vary this raw food recipe in many ways. You can leave the carob out and use 1/2 to 1 cup of blueberries fresh or frozen. Of course the carob isn’t really chocolate. Chocolate may be too stimulating for many even if raw, but the carob taste is close and healthy. Kids usually can’t tell the difference. You can eliminate the tahini when you add other fruit. You can use 1 cup of frozen mango chunks and eliminate the carob powder.
So there are many ways you can use this free raw recipe for a quick and easy healthy chocolate milkshake. Be creative and try several variations. You’ll find it will be a quick healthy snack to serve any time. Company will love it!