A rich and creamy fat bomb shake that’s not only vegan, but a great source of protein, too. Plus it’s sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.
So if you follow holistic health gurus or if you’re simply interested in the latest in the health food realm, you probably know that fat is all the rage. (That’s right. Sugar is the new fat, and fat is now the new darling of the nutrition world).
I’ve been hearing about all the fat things for several years now, starting with the Bulletproof Coffee trend that began some time after 2009. In case you’re not familiar with it, Bulletproof Coffee is basically high-quality coffee that has been blended with. . . lots of fat. I mean, lots of fat (up to 1/4 cup or 60 ml in some cases). Of course, we’re aiming for good-quality fats, here, since the point is to enhance health rather than eradicate it.
Even though I’m all for health-enhancing trends and I am usually open to pretty much anything that might work to stave off candida or other chronic illness, I could never bring myself to try this type of beverage (also known as a rocket fuel latte, as my friend Leanne makes it).
Well, since the Toronto area was blessed with an extended summer the past couple of weeks, my mind has been focused on cooling drinks like iced tea and milkshakes. (I’ve also been thinking about how I can move somewhere that offers this kind of weather year-round. If you’ve got any ideas, be sure to leave ’em in the comments!).
So, after I gave up the idea of moving, I started thinking about all the milkshakes I loved as a child. They were rich, creamy, ice-cold. . . and they certainly contained quite a bit of fat (especially since my favorite milkshakes were light on the milk and heavy on the ice cream).
When I finally flipped the bulletproof concept toward a cold beverage, suddenly it sounded appealing. And after playing with ingredients, I came up with this luscious, velvety and sumptuous “milk” shake.
The HH and I both loved this drink, and I’ve whipped up several of these malted fat bomb shakes over the past couple of weeks. While I can’t see drinking this daily as it is rather rich, it made a great indulgence on a warm evening, and even served as dessert one night.
Now, I just need to figure out how to transport this drink to a tropical island. . . without bad weather.
Creamy Malted Fat Bomb Shake
Next time you need a little energy boost mid-afternoon, or if you’re just craving something sweet, try this delectable shake for a healthy indulgence!
1-1/2 cups (360 ml) unsweetened nondairy milk of choice (I prefer almond or cashew for this shake)
2 Tbsp (30 ml) raw hemp seeds (hemp hearts)
2 Tbsp (30 ml) carob powder
Pinch fine sea salt (optional)
2 tsp (10 ml) Dandy Blend or other instant coffee substitute
1 Tbsp (15 ml) NuNaturals cocoa syrup (optional)
1 Tbsp (15 ml) virgin coconut oil, soft or melted
4-6 ice cubes
Place all ingredients except for ice cubes in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Add ice cubes and blend again until the ice is melted and the shake is frothy. Pour and serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.
Per serving: Calories 216; Fat 16 g; Protein 14 g; Carbs 11 g.
Suitable for: ACD All stages; refined sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut free, yeast-free, vegan, low glycemic.
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