I didn’t believe this vegan chocolate milk recipe until I tasted it. For those of you who love green drinks, little did you know that you can enjoy the purity of green juice and the taste of chocolate milk all in one. Read on to get the simple, but life-changing chocolate milk recipe!
Milk is difficult to digest, especially conventional cow’s milk. Most of it is treated to the point where you aren’t getting a pure product anymore; instead, with each sip, you ingest hormones and other toxins. Chocolate syrup, which is typically used to flavor milk to create chocolate milk is loaded with sugar, raising your blood sugar levels and adding more bulk to your waistline. In traditional chocolate milk, there are more than 200 calories per cup as well as 24 grams of sugar and 5 grams of saturated fat.
Luckily, this revamped version of chocolate milk is vegan and so light, you can have it for breakfast (and I recommend you do!). Juicing romaine and carrots and combining them in a 1:1 ratio create a milky taste and texture. The resemblance is quite uncanny. Adding 2-3 teaspoons of cocoa powder closes the deal!
Vegan Chocolate Milk
Makes 2 cups
- 1 cup freshly juiced romaine leaves
- 1 cup freshly juiced carrots
- 2-3 teaspoons raw cocoa powder
Combine all in a jar, shake to mix, and serve. Enjoy on an empty stomach in the morning or as a snack a few hours after your last meal to benefit from the cleansing powers of the juiced green leaves. Bon Appetit!
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