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This may be your ideal “through the the day” meal replacement that supports deep cleansing and rejuvenation.
Tastes like chocolate milk with a somewhat different flavor profile depending on how much of each ingredient you use.
Cacao powder - About 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons. If you try it and want it stronger with chocolate flavor add another teaspoon or so. If you want it less strong, take away a teaspoon or so. Doesn’t have to be exact by any means.
At the moment, this particular cacao powder linked in this article is what I would use in such a drink for best taste, effect, and ease of buying. Others may or may not provide the same effect. The same goes for the other products linked in this article.
You can get Cacao Powder on Amazon here
Grass Powder - Somewhere between 1 teaspoon and 3 teaspoons/1 tablespoon. I would start with 1-2 teaspoons.
Straight wheatgrass powder or blends of different grasses plus alfalfa can both work wonderfully.
You can get Wheatgrass Powder on Amazon here
Gelatinized Maca Powder (Can leave out if you do not need or want the added hormone/endocrine supporting qualities) - About 1/2 to 1 teaspoon. You may want to occasionally leave out the Maca as some suggest occasional breaks produce a better effect. There is some debate about that though. Maca adds to the chocolate malt type flavor. This version is more concentrated than raw Maca so a small amount works.
You can get Gelatinized Maca Powder on Amazon here
Bee Pollen - (Make sure you’re not allergic before consuming) About 1-3 teaspoons. Provides potent nutrition that may correspond to endocrine and neurological support. Adding too much may effect the overall drink flavor. Feel free to leave it out entirely if you find that it doesn’t suit you.
You can get Bee Pollen on Amazon here
Raw Almond Butter - About 1-2 Tablespoons. I would start with about 1 or even a little less and see if you require more for taste, texture, and effect.
The raw almond butter in the link is made from really raw almonds, sprouted for increased nutrient and energetic effects, and stone ground for intense creaminess and nutrient availability. More expensive than some raw almond butters but can be worth it. The extra creamy texture can make stirring up drinks a little easier. But use what you can get and afford. Other raw almond butters are options as well.
You can get Raw, Sprouted, Stone Ground Almond Butter on Amazon here
Vanilla Creme Liquid Stevia - 1 to 2 squirts or as desired once you get a sense of how much you like.
You can get Vanilla Creme Liquid Stevia on Amazon here
If you would rather not use a stevia product, you can try a small amount of raw honey or another sweetener of your choice. The flavored stevia seems to work well with the sweetness of the coconut water, though, to maximize flavor and minimize excess sugar. A good balance. Then the drink is high in minerals and more moderate in sugar.
Coconut Water - About a liter or a quart
Some may choose to add a small pinch of sea salt if they feel it provides a beneficial balance to both flavor and nutrition content. Some may find that they like it better without it but consider it if the drink feels like it is missing something.
With Blender or Shaker bottle - add ingredients into blender or shaker bottle and blend or shake up.
Pour remaining drink into a container with a lid to drink throughout the day.
Without blender or shaker bottle (just using cups and spoons) -
Add dry, powdered ingredients into cup. Then add Almond Butter and Liquid Stevia.
Now add a small amount of coconut water and stir a bit. It’ll soak up some of it and become a bit gooey.
Add a bit more coconut water and stir again.
Add more and continue stirring. Repeat the process until it is a thin, liquid chocolate concentrate.
Add more water and stir if required to be thin enough to pour easily with less mess.
Drink a little of the coconut water so that the coconut water bottle doesn’t overflow. Maybe about two oz or so just to give enough extra room to pour back the concentrate.
When stirred, thin, and easily pourable, you can pour the concentrate back into the 1 quart coconut water bottle. If you pour it carefully and angle it right, you can do it with no mess. Using cups that bend easily such as paper cups may be one way to slightly bend it into a funnel like angle for easy pouring. Without bending it well, you have to be more careful to pour it at the right angle to avoid it pouring on the bottle. Fairly easy cleanup either way though.
(Or you can pour the drink into a mason jar or any other container of your choice if that’s easier)
Cap it tightly and shake up the concentrate with the remaining coconut water in the quart.
Then you have a quart of nutrient dense, cleansing supportive chocolate milk.
This kind of drink can also be quite uplifting and centering, bringing you more into the moment and supporting deep meditative awareness and creative pursuits.