6 pitted Medjool dates
3-4 cups non-dairy milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 tablespoons cacao powder
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil (optional)
Dates are nature’s candy. These delicious treats are filled with iron, potassium, sodium, protein and vitamins. They are low in cholesterol and do not contain excessive amounts of fat. The combination of these nutrients is good for the heart, aid in weight loss, provide energy and reduce the risks of strokes.
Who doesn’t love the taste of chocolate? Before chocolate becomes what it is, it is initially just plain cacao, of course in order for it to become chocolate it goes through a few processes and other ingredients are added such as sugar. In this form you do not get all the health benefits that are found in pure raw cacao. These include a high content of B vitamins and vitamin C. The antioxidant properties reduce fight cancer causing free radicals. Other benefits include improved digestion, lowering blood pressure and increasing blood circulation and improved cardiovascular health.