Chocolate fRAWsty (or Fudgesicles)

by Maggie on April 16, 2011

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I am excited to share a RAW food recipe with you!

So what does the term ‘raw food’ really mean?

I’m sure some of you reading this post are thinking,
Well it’s obviously sushi. Really? Maggie’s going to post a sushi recipe? I thought she was vegetarian.

And a few of you are probably thinking,
Well it’s obviously fruits and veggies right? Anyone can do that. Cut them up, put them in a bowl, serve them with some ranch dip, and you’ve got raw food. Geez, thanks Maggie.

Yet, I’m sure there are others who are going,
Maggie, honey, I was born with a spirulizer in my hand! You don’t need to tell me how eating a raw food diet will increase my energy, improve my skin, or help me lose weight.

Okay, so I’ll leave it at that.

As most of you know, I have a strong tendency towards sweet treats so I wanted to share a delicious raw chocolate treat with you.

Yes! You can have raw desserts too! Full of amazing, delicious, and nutritious ingredients. And they taste so good (just check out Lisa’s tart).

My recipe is like an ice cream meets a milkshake. Serve it with a spoon and everyone will be happy.

Chocolate fRAWsty (or Fudgesicles)

2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
5 medjool dates, soaked and pitted
½ cup raw cashews soaked for at least an hour
1 cup ice cubes (7-8 cubes)
1 tablespoon water

Add all the ingredients to your blender (make sure you strain and rinse the cashews after soaking).
Blend until it reaches desired consistency.  If you’re using a regular blender (not a high speed one) you might want to put in a little more water, and put it in first.

Livvie and I used this recipe to make popsicles and oh my raw goodness, they were like fudgesicles. Only NOT loaded with cow’s milk, refined sugar, and who knows what else.

If you want to take it one degree out of the raw food realm, add 1 tbsp of coffee in place of the water for a mocha treat.

There’s so much you could do with this recipe!  Try adding some ground chia, or even some peanut butter.