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
me and a sip for my husband
Basic Vanilla Shake
peeled frozen banana (or more if you like your shake thick)
organic vanilla extract OR the seeds of one vanilla pod
vanilla rice milk (I use Natura)
Optional Add Ins (add one of these ingredients to change up your shake)
organic cocoa powder (100%), I recommend adding a touch of maple syrup if you like sweetness as the cocoa is bitter)
frozen black raspberries or wild blueberries
organic peanut butter
fresh mint and 1 tsp cocoa and 2 squares good chocolate
Blend the ingredients of Part 1 in a high speed blender. Enjoy in a tall glass.
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.