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Are you ready for a creamy, dreamy chocolate milkshake? I’ve got something special for you today! This Dreamy Dairy-Free Chocolate Shake is (duh!) dairy free, low in calories (a THM Fuel Pull!), high in protein…and it’ll give you a solid dose of veggies! I’m not talking about okra, believe it or not.
I first experimented with using frozen cauliflower in a milkshake when I made this Pumpkin Pie Milkshake. (My mom couldn’t even taste the secret ingredient!) Immediately I saw a new world of possibilities, and because of how creamy the cauliflower made the shake, I toyed with the idea of trying a completely dairy-free milkshake using the concept. Unfortunately it was a very long time before I got around to testing my hypothesis. So many recipe ideas, so little time. #lifeofafoodblogger
When I did try it, it worked! Amazingly well! Now let me get this straight: this recipe is not just for the dairy-free peeps. It’s for anyone who wants 1) a creamy chocolate milkshake experience, 2) a dose of non-starchy veggies, or 3) an very low-calorie, protein-rich snack.
You kind of need a pretty good blender to pulverize vegetables into unnoticeable smithereens if you plan to turn them into milkshakes. I was blenderless for a long time after I got married, but I finally bought myself a used Vitamix off of Ebay! I’m not sure how long it’ll last since it has quite a bit of wear and tear, but it works for now! The tamper was busted when I got it so I made this shake thinner than I normally would with my mom’s Vitamix with tamper back home. If you have a working tamper, you may want to decrease the almond milk just a tad and/or add a little more ice. I made the shake thin enough that it would blend on its own in the blender without my having to take the lid off and keep scraping down the sides to get things to blend smoothly.
PS – While this recipe doesn’t have a fat source itself, it’s THM Deep S compliant! Add a fat source on the side and you have a Deep S meal.
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- 1½ c. frozen cauliflower florets*
- 1¼ c. unsweetened almond milk
- 2 T. collagen
- 2 T. cocoa powder
- 2 tsp. THM Super Sweet Blend (or more, to taste)
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp. salt
- 3/32 tsp. (3 doonks) THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder
- ½ tsp. glucomannan
- 4 ice cubes (or more, to desired consistency)
- Add all the ingredients except the ice to a high-powered blender. (I use a Vitamix.) Add the glucomannan right before blending to avoid clumping. Blend until completely smooth (don't skimp on the blending; it should be a thick smoothie consistency), then add the ice and blend again until smooth. Taste and adjust. Does it need more sweetener? Do you want to add more ice for a thicker shake? Feel free to do so, then blend until smooth and enjoy!
-You are welcome to try using whey protein powder in place of the collagen, but whey protein powder is not dairy free and I personally like the lack of flavor from collagen.
-If the shake feels slimy, try decreasing the glucomannan. I use Konjac Foods brand glucomannan and never have an issue with sliminess, but some brands seem to be stronger than others and have that issue sometimes. If you don't have glucomannan, xanthan gum can generally be substituted for it in the same amount and is easy to find locally.
-I used 2 sweeteners for a more balanced sweetness as well as to take it easy on my budget. (More concentrated sweeteners are generally cheaper per serving.) Feel free to use your favorite low-glycemic sweetener(s) to taste.
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