Chocolate Toasted Almond Mock-a-ccino

Chocolate Toasted Almond Mock-a-ccino

When I was in eight grade, my first period science teacher told my parents that I was a "good student" but I always seemed tired in the mornings. He suggested they send me off with a cup of coffee in the morning to "help wake me up." Mr. Marlow... if you're reading this, you probably should have suggested I went to bed earlier!

Cherry Gar-Chia Smoothie

Cherry Gar-Chia Smoothie (or Popsicle!) Makes 2 servings

  • 1 cup frozen cherries*
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup cold water (*if you only have fresh cherries, sub ice for water)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (these add healthy fat and protein, to balance out the sugar in the cherries and chocolate)
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate (I used Pure 7 Honey Sweetened Chocolate)

Place ingredients in blender, blend until smooth. Now, you're choice: you can enjoy pour into popsicle molds, freeze, and enjoy later. This recipe makes about 4 popsicle molds.

Now PLEASE tell me you're ready to give up the fake dessert substitutions and indulge in something REAL?