Going dairy-free has never been easier. When you walk into a health food store odds are their shelves are lined with a plethora of dairy-less "dairy food" options spanning from milks to yogurts and even cheeses. Even though feeling restricted is no longer a valid argument for giving up dairy, there are still many well intentioned folks that will argue a case for dairy consumption based on the nutritional aspects - for instance its calcium, protein, and Vitamin D content.
Well, we've just put a checkmark next to all 3 of those important nutrients with this tasty recipe we're sharing today. We've even taken things to the next level with a serious boost of calcium-maximizing magnesium from raw cacao (dairy milk contains very little magnesium making it hard for the body to assimulate the calcium properly). Here is our recipe (plus ingredient health benefits!) for a 100% dairy-less, deliciously satisfying, and highly nutritious raw chocolate milk infused with Veggimins superfood supplements.
Ingredient Health Benefits
Fresh Almond Milk - a great source of plant based protein, calcium, and healthy fats - plus it's not acidifying like dairy milk.
Raw Cacao Powder - a fantastic source of antioxidants and magnesium.
Mesquite Pod Meal - a superfood in its own right with high levels of vitamins, trace minerals, protein and fiber.
Veggimins High Vitamin D - our vegan, additive-free Vitamin D synthesized from organic mushrooms
Veggimins Maca Matrix - our powerful adaptogen and hormone balancer made with a synergistic blend of 4 maca powders. Maca is also high in calcium, phosphorus and magnesium for strong bones. Along with mesquite, maca also gives the recipe that malty flavor.
Himalayan Crystal Salt - to enhance flavor and also add more trace minerals.
High Vitamin D Malted Chocolate Mylk Elixir
4 cups almond milk*
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1 tbs mesquite pod meal
2 tbs maple syrup - or sweetener of choice
1 tsp Veggimins High Vitamin D
1 tsp Veggimins Maca Matrix
2 pinches Himalayan crystal salt
1. Blend ingredients until smooth and enjoy! Use as you would any chocolate milk: drink a glass on its own, use over fresh granola, cereal, or oatmeal, or use as a base for smoothies.
*To make fresh, raw almond milk simply soak 1 cup of RawGuru almonds in water overnight. In the morning rinse well and blend with 4 cups of purified water and a pinch of sea salt. Strain through a RawGuru nut milk bag and store in an airtight container in the fridge - preferably glass.