Rocket Fuel for Runners
(by Kisi & Katie Watkins)
(We use a VitaMix and a Cuisinart 5 cup Ice Cream Maker for this.)
This recipe makes 5-6 cups.
4 c. water (or 2 c. water and enough ice to bring it up to 4 1/2 c. total)
1 ⅛ c. raw cashew pieces
3 T. raw carob powder *
2 T. raw cacao powder *
3 Medjool dates (pitted)
2 tsp. vanilla
2 shakes nutmeg (opt.)
1 shake cinnamon (opt.)
½ c. raw agave (and maybe up to 1/4 c. more, see the next paragraph)
1 heaping T. raw cacao nibs *
a handful of raw almonds (opt.)
(These 2 ingredients are ADDED AFTER THE ICE CREAM MAKER IS RUNNING.)
Put all the ingredients down through agave into your VitaMix (or other industrial
strength blender) and turn on high for 1 min. During that minute, taste the mixture
and add up to 1/4 c. more agave (to taste). Don't blend the mixture longer than
1 minute or it's too warm to freeze well within the 30 min. window of the Cuisinart's
frozen bowl. Don't get the frozen bowl out of the freezer until you have the mixture
ready to go. If you are using another kind of ice cream maker, modify for how yours
When the mixture is ready, pour it into the bowl (with the blade part already inserted)
to wherever your fill line is. (Left over mixture can be frozen for later, drunk now, or
heated for the best hot chocolate!) Put on the cover and turn on the machine.
AFTER TURNING IT ON, add 1 heaping T. raw cacao nibs and a handful of raw
Leave it running for 20-30 minutes or until thick enough, checking occasionally.
You can cut the time down to 10-20 minutes by using the water with ice option above.
Turn off, serve up, and eat!!
* Note that almost all of these ingredients are raw. Cacao isn't cocoa. It's actually
raw chocolate with no added sugar. It's important to use RAW CAROB, as not-raw
carob supposedly has some harmful substances in it.
You can get cacao powder and nibs, raw carob, raw agave, and raw cashew pieces
at the Good Earth or most health food stores, and you can get huge Medjool dates
for a good price at Costco. Agave is a supposedly healthy cactus nectar that looks
like karo syrup but with a low glycemic index. We buy it by the gallon at the Good
Earth, the Herb Shop, the Bosch Kitchen Center (or any health food store).