Too often I feel like our artist’s recipes get buried in their interviews never to be seen, or tasted, again. While we’ve made a great many of the recipes, we haven’t been consistent in sharing the results with you. I’m gonna get better at that. As the person in control of the food around here, the ball is in my court.
I can’t think of a better place to begin than with a 5-minute chocolate smoothie. Chocolate and smoothies are two of my very favorite things! When chocolate can be healthy, then life is truly golden. This recipe comes from raw food guru, Kate Magic, whom we interviewed very recently. I’m still vibing off her words and inspiration.
This smoothie calls for raw chocolate, which I love because of its magnesium content. Magnesium is one of the most overlooked, yet critical minerals for optimum body function. I notice a huge difference when I make an effort to include it in my diet. Many doctors believe that “every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency.” I experience a lot more anxiety as well as muscle spasms in my legs when I haven’t been taking it.
In addition, the contents of this smoothie will replenish your electrolytes and help you maintain stamina and energy. Have it for breakfast and notice how much better it is than coffee. It’s a totally different, high vibration, magical kind of buzz…
The Chocolate Disco Smoothie
thanks to Kate Magic
Takes 5 mins to make
You need a blender
Party in a glass! I’ve recently started a night here in London called The Chocolate Disco, which serves up some of London’s finest DJs alongside healthy treats such as this, our signature smoothie.
• 250 ml (1 cup) coconut water*
• 1 banana (pref frozen)**
• 1 date (pref fresh)***
• 1 tsp tahini
• 1 heaping tsp raw chocolate powder
Blend everything together until smooth. Be prepared for bliss.
*I like Vitacoco. Whichever you choose, make sure it’s not from concentrate.
**If you can freeze your bananas in advance, that will make your smoothie thicker. It’s a good idea to always have a stock of frozen bananas in the freezer; it’s a good way to use them up before they go black as well. Just peel them, break them into chunks, and pop them in the freezer in a sealy bag. They keep indefinitely.
***I try and always buy fresh dates e.g. Medjool dates, because they have a creamier, more toffee-like flavour than dried dates which don’t blend up as well and don’t have as much taste.