Some people drink coffee in the mornings to wake them up, I opt-for a natural buzz that comes from raw cocoa. This milk was inspired by Raw Love, a raw vegan restaurant in Tulum that I ate many meals at during my recent tropical getaway. Fresh coconuts were plentiful in Meixco and I would often find unopened coconuts scattered on the roads where I ran. I was tempted to pack some of them for my journey home. This milk brings me right back to the vibrant cuisine of Raw Love, owned by the calmest power couple I’ve ever met, Adan and Nikki.
- 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
- 3 pitted Medjool dates
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon maca powder
- 1 banana, peeled and frozen
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Cup of ice cubes
In a blender, add the smoothie ingredients, and blend until smooth. Drink immediately and share with a friend or lover, the recipe yields 2 servings!