This is a great drink for a long run or workout, especially if you add the chia seeds. They are high in fiber and protein and they help slow down the rate at which complex carbs are digested. It is sweetened with dates which are high in fiber and phytonutrients and don't have an adverse effect on blood sugar unlike most other sweeteners.
¼ cup cacao powder
4 medjool or hallawi dates (seeds removed)
3 cups fresh cashew milk (see recipe above) You could also use store-bought unsweetened coconut, cashew or almond milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth.
- Chill for at least an hour before serving. Store in refrigerator for up to 4 days.