The Making of Our Second Video

February 1, 2010 at 5:14 pm 1 comment

Do the women of Vibrant Maine let darkness, late-hour-induced fatigue, and the absence of a nut-milk bag get in the way of filming their Blazin’ Hot Chocolate recipe? Not a chance. They simply light some candles, grab some silk screen for straining, and use the exciting anticipation of a cup of hot raw cocoa to rev them up.

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).

Though making the video was admittedly very fun, perhaps the best part was drinking the Blazin’ Hot Chocolate after the filming ceased. It was so, so good… truly the perfect drink for a chilly winter day.
Blazin’ Hot Chocolate

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.


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  • 1. Community « Vibrant Maine  |  July 31, 2010 at 11:00 am

    […] delectable salad, raw bread and a spread, Jaime would handle desserts fabulously, I’d make Blazin’ Hot Chocolate or a smoothie, and we’d all share homemade kefir and kombucha.  There would be laughter, and […]


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