Vegan Love Shakes!
We normally don’t do a giant factor of Valentine’s Day so I’m unsure what occurred right here. Perhaps it was as a result of we not too long ago obtained married or as a result of Elsa has been drawing and folding Valentine presents (for us!) for the previous week. Maybe it was as a result of Noah slowly has been beginning his kindergarten coaching so we’re lastly getting a couple of moments collectively once more with none children round. Or was it maybe just because we’ve got at all times secretly been dreaming of making a giant American-style ice cream shake topped with whipped cream, meringues, chocolate and the total shebang. Yup, that was most likely it.
Luise talked about the thought of a shake this morning and a couple of hours later we discovered ourselves in our lounge window, taking a look at these two shakes overloaded with toppings and surrounded by 1,000,000 small items of nuts, crushed meringues and chocolate unfold. As naughty as they look, these shakes are made with actual substances. They even has beetroot in them. And they’re solely vegan.
The base is a deliciously thick good cream made with frozen bananas, frozen raspberries, dates, nut milk ice cubes and beetroot. As a result of we needed it thick, you want a robust blender or meals processor to get it easy. However it’s also possible to simply exchange among the frozen substances with thawed to make it extra like a smoothie and simpler to mix. We high it with vegan meringues (which we occurred to have at residence), whipped coconut cream, melted darkish vegan chocolate, chopped hazelnuts, raspberries and a dusting of cacao powder.
So you already know what you could do tomorrow. Whip these infants up on your companion, mum or dad, buddy, pet or another person you like. We shared these with our children. Their eyeballs virtually popped after they noticed them and as quickly as the primary layer of topping was gone, we crammed up with extra. As shall you.
David, Luise and the gang
It’s straightforward to make vegan meringues utilizing aquafaba however if you’re not vegan, you may after all simply purchase or make common meringues. Or skip them.
Raspberry & Beetroot Good Cream
50 g /half of cup grated uncooked beetroot
225 g / 2 cups frozen raspberries
Four mushy dates
2 frozen bananas
half of tsp freshly floor cardamom
5 coconut milk ice cubes (or different nut milk)
100 g / three half of oz darkish chocolate
three tbsp hazelnuts
250 ml / 1 cup whipped coconut cream (directions right here) or common whipped cream
a handful recent (or frozen and thawed) raspberries
1 tsp cacao powder
Four-5 vegan meringues or common
Soften chocolate over a water tub and chop the hazelnuts finely. Dip the rim of two glasses within the chocolate after which within the nuts. Place the glass within the freezer so the chocolate will set whereas getting ready the smoothie.
Add all good cream substances to a high-speed blender or meals processor. Combine and mash utilizing the tamper till all the pieces is easy, thick and creamy. Add an further splash nut milk to the blender if wanted to loosen up. Drizzle melted darkish chocolate inside the glasses and spoon within the smoothie/good cream. Prime generously with whipped coconut cream, raspberries, chopped nuts and extra melted chocolate. Sprinkle with cacao powder and crush a couple of meringues on high.
If you’re within the temper for extra vegan chocolate treats, take a look at this aquafaba chocolate mousse that we simply posted on our youtube channel.