Cool down with this delicious Iced Chocolate Almond Milk by The Healthy Chef, Teresa Cutter.
Chocolate milk is an amazing recovery drink that is bursting with antioxidants and essential minerals. Cocoa is rich in magnesium and antioxidants that assist with muscle repair and recovery. Almonds are high in magnesium and potassium that is essential for muscle and nerve function. Boosting your milk with Healthy Chef Protein will help to promote recovery after your work out. The Journal of Medicine and Sports Science says that consuming chocolate milk immediately after exercise and again at 2 hrs post-exercise is optimal for exercise recovery.
1 cup raw almonds
6 cups filtered pure water (use less water for a creamier mylk )
4 fresh pitted dates (adjust accordingly to your taste )
2 tablespoons Healthy Chef Naked Chocolat or raw cacao
2 tablespoons Healthy Chef Pure Native WPI
Combine almonds, water, dates and Naked Chocolat into a high speed blender.
Blend for 30 seconds until smooth and creamy.
Strain through a muslin or a nut milk bag.
Pour into a glass jar and store in the fridge until needed.
Serve cold over ice or enjoy warm as the best Naked Hot Chocolat.
This recipe is from Teresa’s new cookbook Purely Delicious. To get your hands on a copy visit The Healthy Chef.
About the Author
Teresa Cutter, The Healthy Chef, is a classically trained chef, qualified nutritionist and personal trainer. Choosing to share her lifestyle, recipes and wisdom internationally, Teresa inspires over 5 million people per year to make positive changes to their lives through her website www.thehealthychef.com. In November 2012, she launched The Healthy Chef Functional Food Range and this month releases a new cookbook called Purely Delicious. Purely Delicious is available through www.thehealthychef.com. Hard copies available early September 2015.