If you are anything like me (well lets face it, you’re reading this blog so chances are you also love health, fitness and delicious food) then you may also be a fan of Australia’s Healthy Chef, Teresa Cutter. Teresa has been kind enough to share a couple of her recipes with us and considering the weather of late… the first one below is perfect!!

This recipe makes about 1  1/2 litres of purely delicious chocolate goodness.  I make a large batch and fill it into glass jars that I keep in the fridge.  If I want to enjoy my chocolate almond mylk HOT – I just pour 1 cup of  into a small pot and heat  gently on the stove until it’s lovely and warm – then savour the goodness.

What’s great about Chocolate Almond Mylk:

This is actually an amazing recovery drink that is bursting with antioxidants and essential minerals. Naked Chocolat is rich cacao, carob, maca, cinnamon and pure vanilla bean – ingredients that help to provide sustained energy and to support the endocrine and immune systems. Cacao is rich in magnesium and antioxidants that assist with muscle repair and recovery. Almonds are high in magnesium and potassium that is essential for muscle and nerve function.  They are also high in protein to promote recovery and support the immune system. Maca helps to promote energy and stamina and Tahitian vanilla and cinnamon helps boost mental performance. The Journal of Medicine and Sports Science says that consuming chocolate milk  immediately after exercise and again at 2 hrs post-exercise appears to be optimal for exercise recovery.

1 cup raw almonds

6 cups filtered pure water (use less water for a creamier mylk )

4 fresh pitted dates (adjust accordingly to your taste )

1 tablespoon Healthy Chef Pure Native WPI   – (only add if serving cold)

2 tablespoons Healthy Chef Naked Chocolat

Combine almonds, water, dates and Naked Chocolat into a high speed blender.

Blend for 30 seconds until smooth and creamy.

Teresa_Choc-Almond-Mylk_MG_8562-652x978Strain through a muslin or a nut milk bag.

Pour into a glass jar and store in the fridge until needed.

Serve cold over ice or enjoy warm as the best Naked Hot Chocolat.

If you want to get up and personal with Teresa, then I recommend you check out the NSW Fitness Show at the Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park on October 18 and 19 as she will be there alongside other Fitness celebrities and experts, including Commando Steve, who will run VIP training sessions and presentations over the two days!! Get your fan girl on and check

www.fitness-show.com.au for more info on tickets and then jump on over to http://www.thehealthychef.com/ for more amazing recipes.

Lee x