“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” ~Thomas Edison
This is one of my absolute favorite recipes and is super easy and fast to whip up! It's nutrient dense containing organic cacoa which is considered a super food due to it's high antioxidant capacity and bio-availability as well as avocado, a nutrient powerhouse known for it's high content of potassium and mono-unsaturated fatty acids.
I personally don't add sugar but if you'd like it on the sweeter side, you can a tablespoon of organic honey. I also like to add some more fiber to the mix by adding 1 tbsp of chia seeds, which in addition to containing mostly all fiber, are also a high quality source of protein and antioxidants.
1 small avocado
1/3 cup organic cocoa powder
1/3 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp almond butter
A pinch of salt
2 strawberries (can sub raspberries too)
Blend everything except the strawberries (or raspberries) in a high speed blender (I use a Vitamix). Add strawberries (or raspberries) to the top as a garnish. Add more almond milk as desired if texture is too thick.
Dr. Lara is a Naturopathic Doctor who is passionate about helping and empowering her patients in their journey towards lifelong health and wellness!