Vanilla "milkshake" for the 'less fortunate' (lactose intolerant)

By DUZE @BakingBackwards
October 30, 2012
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Vanilla "milkshake" for the 'less fortunate' (lactose intolerant)

Author Notes: I love vanilla. It is one of those flavors I could not live without. It is also a flavor I must buy organic in my little imaginary set of food rules. Im fairly certain artificial vanilla is made of wood chips. Not too appetizing. I actually hate when people acuse vanilla of being bland. It is very bold! And not to everyone's liking which basically means it is NOT bland.
This snack/drink is great after a workout or just for the hell of it. There is no dairy in it but you won't miss it.
DUZE @BakingBackwards

Serves: me and a sip for my husband

Basic Vanilla Shake

  • 1 peeled frozen banana (or more if you like your shake thick)
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract OR the seeds of one vanilla pod
  • 1 pinch organic cinnamon
  • 1/2 pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup vanilla rice milk (I use Natura)

Optional Add Ins (add one of these ingredients to change up your shake)

  • 2 teaspoons organic cocoa powder (100%), I recommend adding a touch of maple syrup if you like sweetness as the cocoa is bitter)
  • 1/2 cup frozen black raspberries or wild blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon organic peanut butter
  • 1 handful fresh mint and 1 tsp cocoa and 2 squares good chocolate
  1. Blend the ingredients of Part 1 in a high speed blender. Enjoy in a tall glass.
  2. If using any of the optional add-ins, blend your add-in of choice in a high speed blender with part 1's ingredients. If using the frozen fruit, I suggest adding the berries after blending the rest of the ingredients and just pulsing them in to marble the drink. Enjoy.

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