Friday, October 21, 2011

Green Chocolate Monkey

There's something to be said about having chocolate for breakfast. It sounds so wrong but sometimes you need a little pick me up in the form of concentrated caffeine aka raw cacao.

During our raw food cleanse we ate a lot of raw cacao. We should have known that "raw chocolate" is too good to be true. We eventually figured out that we shouldn't be having it everyday because it was making us a wee bit too hyper, so we started substituting dark roasted carob which basically tastes the same.

But today was different! I broke out the bag of raw cacao and made myself a green chocolate monkey inspired by the Laughing Vegan's Green Monster Smoothie.

What's in it??

7 (ish) leaves of  organic green swiss chard (ripped off the stems)
2 frozen bananas
1 fresh banana
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp raw cacao
1 tsp reishi mushroom powder
1 tbsp lucuma powder (other sweetener of choice like stevia or some kind of syrup)
1 tsp vitamin C powder
1/2 cup water

Blend it up and sprinkle with more hyperness! (cacao nibs)

This monkey is OFF THE WALL!

Did anyone notice we didn't post yesterday for MOFO? Shhhhh


  1. So fresh and delicious looking! Glad to give you some inspiration to create something raw and refreshing :)

  2. Just discovered this blog today. Great to find another vegan blog based on natural healthy foods! And, I gave you the Liebster award today!