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Monday, December 15, 2008

Recipe of the Week: Butterscotch Shake

Sorry for skipping last week's recipe... I was way over my head in the kitchie with the Raw Goddess 'in the flesh'. Plus, I figured many of you already had your hands already tied, trying some of the yummy creations from her Just Desserts ebook.

After all the hard work and testing for Just Desserts, we were both happy to relax a little and try recipes from the different raw books I recently purchased.

One area we did get creative with, though, is in the beverage department. For some strange reason, my body has decided it doesn't really want fruit or green smoothies at the moment. (Go figure!) This provided the perfect excuse to experiment with almond milk and young coconut based drinks.

Heathy accidentally came upon the following combination yesterday morning. I couldn't get over how much it tasted like butterscotch! And to think of all the dessert possibilities awaiting...

Butterscotch Shake

Serves 2 or 3

3 med. frozen bananas
2 cups almond milk
1/3 cup young coconut meat
2 Medjhool dates
1 tbs lucuma
1 tsp maca
1 tsp vanilla powder (or 2 tsp vanilla extract)
1/2 cup coconut water, regular water or almond milk

Blend in high-speed blender until smooth.

Carmella's Note: If the shake is too thick, simply add a little water until desired consistency is reached.

It's not everyday that we get the opportunity to hang out together with online friends. Meet the three raw divas: Heathy, Mosaica and me.

Welcome to Canadian Winter Wonderland!
This was taken just a week later. Look at all that snow!

Here's the view from the top floor's window. Be-yu-ti-ful!

But as always, all good things must come to an end. We're taking Heathy back to the airport tomorrow so that she can spend the Holidays with her family and hunny. I promise to fill you in on what we've been up to as soon as I get the chance. ;-)


  1. It looks like you all had a wondeful and tasty time! I'm jealous of all that gorgeous snow!

  2. Dear Carmi! Love the pic of you three beautiful divas! Does it really taste like Butterscotch? I've got all the ingredients and I hear my Vita calling me to make that yummy looking shake.

    The snow looks amazing! I'm considering trying snowboarding. I'm so ready for winter fun.

  3. Wow, that smoothie looks great. I love almond milk, banana and dates in my smoothies, always!
    Pretty snow! Love the blog, great raw recipes, thanks!

  4. Thanks all for dropping by and leaving a comment. The weather has been sunny but extremely cold in the last few days. It was -21C this morning when we left for the airport! EEK!!!

    Oh Ingrid!!! You ought to try this one! It was so yummy I just HAD to make it again the next day! lol

  5. The snow looks amazing!!! You are so lucky!! Mind you -21 must be a tad challenging no?!! I have all the ingredients for this smoothy....It is a 'must try' for demain for me..... ;0)

    p.s you all look beautiful btw

  6. Umm that recipe sounds yummy! Wow, the pictures are so beautiful where you live. Must be very relaxing and quiet as I hear a loud helicopter fly over my home. ;-)

  7. Wow, this sounds absolutely amazing. I must try it!