Brrrr – I don't know about you but as the weather keeps getting colder I am Enjoying some Raw Vegan Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows…
But First, talking about cold weather..
I gotta say I am getting more and more psyched for my two upcoming retreats in Costa Rica!
The first is the:
Raw Food and Yoga Skate Retreat in January!
Join us January 18th through the 25th at the amazing organic, permaculture retreat center – FINCA MIA! Situated at the base of the Chirripo Mountain Reserve, Finca Mia is a rustic, cozy jungle retreat offering many amenities for travelers who are seeking an experience that goes beyond just being a visiting tourist. There is an awesome skate park on-site PLUS it's only 30-40 minutes from a great cement skate park and sweet street skating!
If skating isn't your thing, you can always join us in March for the
This amazing retreat at The Farm of Life in Costa Rica will offer some of the best surfing in the world with many world-class breaks or spots. We will have the option of going to a number of different spots ranging from beginner to advanced during the retreat surrounded by amazing endless coconut tree's fresh fruit, perfect beaches and the option of caves. It will be amazing fun!
As much as I am dreaming about these retreats, I'm still looking for a great way to warm up today. I really love to curl up with a nice warm drink, so today I want to share with you my amazing Raw, Vegan, Super Creamy, Super Delicous Hot Chcolate with Marshmallows recipe!
The drink itself only takes a few minutes to whip up but to really make it primo (and if you don't have a vitamix) you'll probably want to put a little preparation into this. This is because the "marshmallows" need to be prepared and dehydrated ahead of time.
For the marshmallows:
(Make the night before, they freeze good for later use)
1- 15 bananas (any variety, I like Cavendish best)
Peel and slice into 3-6 pieces that resemble large marshmallows. Arrange on a dehydrator try and set at 105-115 to dehydrate 6-10 hours or over night. Once dried to the desired consistency use in the Hot Chocolate and or freeze any extra for later use.
If you don't have a Vitamix Blender, you will also want to presoak your dates (see the recipe below for details)…..
Got your dates and your marshmallows all ready? Well, let's get to the good stuff then!
Creamy Hot Chocolate
1 lb dates (Barhi are my fave)
1 – 1.25 liters Hot water
2 Heaping tsp carob powder
1-2 tsp raw sesame seeds
Pit all dates and place in the vitamix blender. If you don't have a vitamix you may want to do this 4-6 hours in advance and soak with just enough water to cover to soften and use tahini instead of whole seeds. Scoop carob and sesame seeds into blender, Heat water till steaming and add to the blender. Fasten the lid tightly, very important. Blend on high till very smooth, pour into a mug or thermous to enjoy now or later on a cold day!
PS add the marshmallows, they add a special texture and taste!
Check out the video and let me know what you think of this tasty sweet treat!
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Wishing you much