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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

the art of a raw latte

after eliminating processed food, who in their right mind doesnt miss the unmatched feeling of sipping on a brand name latte? yes thats right....im talking about how holding starbucks in your hand instantly makes you look and feel cool. i used to love coffee (and occasionally still enjoy it at greek events) and sweet creamy drinks. so my life suddenly got brighter when i accidentally made a raw latte this fall. the point of a raw latte is not a caffein/sugar rush, but rather a healthy drink, thats sweet, creamy and something that will make you feel as cool as mary kate olson and that venti thats never left her hand. so the texture is thinner than a smoothie yet thicker than an average drink. to achieve the right consistency i usually use either half a banana or a big spoonful of almond butter. the combinations for your lattes are infinite, making them as sweet, or as creamy as you desire and using any superfoods to boost you through your day. so heres my recipe for today:
a "latte" that's great for you

2 cups or so of sesame mylk
heaping tbs almond butter
1/2 tsp maca
3 dates
1 tbs bee pollen

blend all ingredients until smooth then taste and
make any adjustments.
add a handful of ice and blend again. now sip
your way to a world free of starbucks;)


  1. can you come to florida and make me a raw latte' please? :)

  2. seriously, my life is not the same without them! we need to find which superfoods agree with you so you can thoroughly enjoy it