All I have to say about this is…. oh my god!!! I just randomly tried something that I swear is the best treat I’ve ever had. Now that I’m mostly Vegan, I do try and pick up some protein boosters once in awhile. I get plenty of protein through beans and grains, but every once in awhile I’ll top myself up. The Vega One protein smoothies are a great option.
Walking through Whole Foods yesterday, I noticed there was one of those individual Vega One packs. This one was Vanilla Chai flavoured. I like Chair tea during the cold days, so I grabbed one, thinking I’d heat it up and make it warm. But when I got home all I wanted was a milkshake. As I’m not eating any kind of dairy, I obviously couldn’t have one. I don’t know where the craving came from, but it was there. I had a quick look through my cupboards and found a few ingredients that sounded good in theory.
Vega One Vanilla Chai
Water (ice cold)
Stick it all in your blender and blend until frothy. Holy crap, it was a smooth delicious goodness!!! I took one sip and got my milkshake fix as well as that wonderful warm Chai feeling from the spices. I’d accidentally made a desert that was healthy and so delicious I ate the whole thing.
Here are a few things to note!! Coconut milk can be fatty. Add more water, but don’t skip the Coconut milk!! It’s what makes it smooth and creamy. Almost over blend it. The ice will crunch down, but it’s that frothy that makes it feel like a dessert. This could be a meal!! It packs a lot of punch. I would make half a pack if you’ve already had most of your portions for the day and are just looking for a tasty treat. Those Vega Ones have a ton of stuff in them.
I find that the Vega Ones don’t always dissolve all the way. Make sure you stir it ones in awhile, or you might end up with a sludge at the bottom that is really strong.
Want to make it even more like a dessert? Whip some coconut cream on top, or use a thicker Coconut milk to make it thicker. Put it in the freezer for a short while to freeze it up even more than the ice!