If you saw my post on Instagram yesterday about government recommendations for healthy snacks, you know that I wasn’t too fond of it.

No fat this.. low fat that.. and all grain, dairy, grain, grain, dairy, dairy, grain, and so on.  You can read the .gov article recommendations here.

One of the recommendations was fat free or low fat chocolate milk.  First off, if you do drink milk (and more importantly, have the digestive mechanics to assimilate it in your body), then drink milk in it’s natural, full-fat state from a properly raised, pastured cow.  The whole “fat-free” “low-fat” is a way for food industry to appeal to the buyer on the “fat is bad” myth, but also, words like those have been shown that people want to eat/drink more when they see them!  That’s good business and repeat business for food industry, but ultimately not good health business for You, Inc.

Besides, when’s the last time you saw a cow produce non-fat milk?

Me neither.

So here is an excellent paleo ingredient-friendly chocolate milk you can make that is 100% real food, raw and in it’s natural state with enzymes, nutrients, etc. intact (pasteurization destroys nutrients usually via high heat and turns real food milk into a food-like product milk designed for longer shelf life).  It’s also dairy free, gluten free and vegan-friendly.

First and foremost, you’re going to need to make homemade nut milk, or buy a plain, unsweetened organic variety.

Then for your chocolate milk, you’ll need these ingredients:

1 cup raw almond milk (or other nut milk you like)

2 tablespoons raw cacao powder

1/2 cup coconut milk (you can use lite coco milk if you want)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon maple butter

1/8 teaspoon pink salt

Optional:  For low glycemic sweet, use coconut nectar in place of maple butter.  For a no-sugar, no-carb added version, use stevia to taste instead of maple butter.


Once you have your 1 cup of homemade nut milk of choice, add all other ingredients to a blender with it and mix until everything is incorporated.

That’s it.  Super simple, dairy free alternative that tasted just like chocolate milk and is so much better for “You, Inc.” than a commercial, factory-farmed milk source that likely uses processed cocoa and sugar ultimately to make it chocolate milk.




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