I created this as a non-dairy alternative to my former favorite, espresso milkshakes. Now, I may be biased, but I'd say espresso milkshakes pale in comparison to this baby! This is a favorite afternoon pick-up drink in my house.
I also find this satisfies my sweet cravings, and is a lot healthier than having a chocolate bar.
1 cup brewed espresso
1 cup rice milk or nut milk
4 medium frozen bananas
1 T raw cacao nibs, raw cacao powder, or carob powder
1 teaspoon raw agave syrup or honey
1/2 teaspoon natural vanilla essence
generous shake of ground cinnamon
Brew the espresso ahead of time and allow it to cool down. I usually make it in the morning and put it in the fridge until afternoon when I make my shake.
Break or cut the frozen bananas into several pieces. You may have to experiment to see just what size your blender can handle.
Put the banana pieces into the blender and add all the other ingredients. Blend until smooth. Serve.
Makes 4 servings