Baby it's cold outside...which could only mean it's time to make raw 'hot' chocolate and marshmallows! Enjoy this treat as you lay by the fireplace watching your favorite movies this time of year. The drink only takes a few minutes to make, however the marshmallows will need to be prepared ahead of time using a dehydrator.
Recipe Ingredients & Directions For Marshmallows:
(Make the night before, they freeze good for later use)
1- 15 bananas
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 want to presoak your dates (see the recipe below for details)…..
Recipe Ingredients & Directions for Hot Chocolate
1 lb dates
1 – 1.25 liters Hot water
2 tsp Medicinal Foods Raw Cacao Elixir 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 Medicinal Foods Raw Cacao Elixir Powder 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!
Now, add the marshmallows for a special texture and taste!
Original article and photo courtesy of The Raw Advantage.