A very warming jumpstart-type drink, this is my raw-foodist’s answer to all those coffee-shops’ super-spiced autumnal coffee concotions, the kind I used to imbibe while studying for my fall midterms in New England… But it’s also a more healthful (to me in any case) alternative to super-fatty cacao drinks based on coconut or nut/seed milks, which sit in my belly making me feel heavy while my mind gets all cacao-buzzed. In this drink the stimulant is still there, but it’s supported by real cellular nutrition thanks to the carrot juice.
Use in moderation! Cacao is addictive!
The cranberries seem to lighten up the flavor, but aren’t necessary—it’s all about the carrots and spices and cacao.
The coconut oil is for sweetness and smoothness but also to aid in the absorption of the carrots’ Vitamin A, which is fat-soluble.