The Making of Our Second Video
Fortunately the lovely Jaime was able to make her film debut for this recipe. Her great facts about cayenne and promoting alkalinity in the body (not to mention her fabulously expressive hand gestures) were a wonderful addition to this second episode of Vibrant Maine’s “Raw Through the Winter” series.
Alexis got some wonderful shots of the food, even capturing a close-up of the sprinkling of cayenne as a colorful garnish on the finished drink. Lara found some rather surprising healthy facts about dates and got a little too excited about the cacao. Perhaps most astonishingly, Bronwyn channeled her creative prowess through her feet (viewers should watch the entire video to satisfy this curiosity).
Blend 2 cups soaked almonds with 6 cups water, then strain through nut milk bag, silk screen or a cheesecloth. Set almond pulp aside for use in future recipes.
Blend almond milk with 1.5 cups dates, 3/4 cup raw cacao powder, 1/2 tsp of cayenne, and salt to taste.
Warm up with either a double boiler or high-speed blender to 105 – 115 degrees Fahrenheit.
Enjoy! Approximately six servings.