Raw Carob 'Coffee'

1 tsp carob powder, 2-4 mejdool dates (depending on how sweet you prefer it), 1 cup of water, 1/2 handful of cashew nuts (previously soaked for 2 hours and drained), 1 pinch of vanilla pod, cinnamon (to taste).

How to Make It:
Blend all the ingredients together and serve cold.
(To drink hot - just swap hot instead of cold water in the ingredients).

Enjoy! x

Interesting Fact: The pod has vitamin A, B vitamins, and several important minerals. They can be eaten directly by livestock, but we know carob mostly because the pods are ground into a flour that is a cocoa substitute.
Although this product has a slightly different taste than chocolate, it has only one-third the calories (total 1595 calories per pound), is virtually fat-free (chocolate is half fat), is rich in pectin, is nonallergenic, has abundant protein, and has no oxalic acid, which interferes with absorption of calcium.
Consequently, carob flour is widely used in health foods for chocolate-like flavouring.

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