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Blueberry Cinnamon Mocha Shake

The Best Blueberry Cinnamon Mocha Shake- the one and only. This thick, milk-free milkshake will make you go wild with a caffeine hit and a palette of hyper-palatable flavors! Stick a spoon or a straw in it and call it a day!

I drizzled Suntella (sunflower monk fruit “Nutella”) around the glass to get that 50s malt shop look!

I used to scoff at the proposition of blueberries and chocolate. Oh, how my tastebuds were missing out while my buddies connected on a different deliciousness level. This BLUEBERRY CINNAMON MOCHA (that means chocolate and coffee!) shake bears the appearance and texture of a classic concrete but the nutrition of a green smoothie! 

An aerial view, though this shake defies gravity.

 

Blueberry Cinnamon Mocha Shake Recipe

  • 2/3 cup cold coffee OR water with 1 tablespoon instant coffee (150g)
  • 1 large zucchini, frozen in chunks (200g)
  • 3/4 cup frozen wild blueberries (105g)
  • 1/2 frozen banana (70g)
  • 12 ice cubes (1.5 cups)
  • 1 scoop vegan protein powder (23-30g)
  • Heaping 1/4 tsp each: guar gum and xanthan gum (guar is best for cold foods, but xanthan incorporates air into the mix, adding some much-appreciated volume!)
  • Cinnamon, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (15g)
  1. For efficiency’s sake, measure out your protein powder, cinnamon, fairy dust (aka thickening gums,) and 1 tablespoon of the cocoa into a teacup or small ramekin.
  2. Blend the liquid, zucchini, frozen fruits, and 2 tablespoons of the cocoa powder (remember to reserve 1.)
  3. Once the fruits ‘n’ veggie base is smooth, dump in your dry ingredients, followed by the ice. Add a splash of nondairy milk, if you feel unlucky.
  4. Blend, baby, blend! Start on low, then push your blender a little harder, and eventually make her muscles (blades/motor) burn! If she tires out, pop off the lid, scrape the sides with a spatula and mash shove the stubborn chunks of whatever into the already homogenous smoothie.
  5. In about five minutes, your shake is ready. It may take longer, but patience pays off. Serve it to anyone, even an exotic queen will be happy to purple-ize her tongue for this treat.

Blueberry Cinnamon* Mocha** Shake NUTRITION: 270 calories | 14g protein | 16g net carbs (that’s total carbohydrates minus fiber) | 3g fat

*Not a cinnamon fan? Bad news: you need serious help. Good news: you can leave it out and the structure of the shake won’t be affected.

**Don’t like mocha but want to keep the chocolate? Omit coffee but hold onto that blessed cocoa. Replace the liquid with dairy-free plain or (sigh) chocolate milk.

You gotta try this at least once in your life. It’s enlightening. If you don’t have time right now, save it for later!

Best Dishes,

The Hippie Happy Foodist™

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