Vanilla Almond Maccha and Chocolate Lava Shake

Author: Corina   Date Posted:14 August 2015 

Why not try something a little different. This Vanilla Almond Maccha and Chocolate Lava Shake is just the thing!

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Why not try something a little different. This Vanilla Almond Maccha and Chocolate Lava Shake is just the thing!

Makes 2 shakes

Ingredients

Chocolate Lava:

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons honey (vegans can use maple syrup)
  • 1/3 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 40 grams dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Shake:

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup cold almond milk or coconut water
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons maccha green tea powder (depending on your taste, I used 1 for this recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 soft dates, pitted
  • 1/2 small ripe banana (or 1/2 large banana), frozen if possible
  • 1 small handful baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter pinch of salt cocoa/chocolate nibs, for topping (optional)

Instructions

Chocolate Lava:

  • Stir together cocoa powder, honey, coconut milk and salt in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring until chocolate is melted.
  • Cook mixture at a low boil, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat, add remaining chocolate and vanilla and stir until smooth.
  • Any leftover sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container.
  • Reheat over low heat, stirring or in the microwave on intervals.

Shake:

  • Take the can of coconut milk out of the fridge. Open the can and scoop the coconut cream from the top. Measure out about a 1/2 cup of cream and save the leftover cream for another use. Also save the coconut water left in the can for the shake or use it for another smoothie.
  • Add the coconut cream, 1/2 cup almond milk (or reserved coconut water, whichever you prefer), maccha (start with 1 tablespoon and increase if needed), vanilla, dates, avocado, banana, spinach, almond butter and pinch of salt to a high powered blender.
  • Blend until completely smooth and creamy, about 1 - 2 minutes.
  • Add the remaining 1/4 cup of almond milk if needed to thin.

To Serve:Vanilla Almond Maccha and Chocolate Lava Shake 2

  • Drizzle the warm chocolate into 2 glasses.
  • Add the maccha shake and top with cocoa/chocolate nibs if desired or drizzle more warm chocolate on top.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

Recipe and photos by Tieghan Gerard from Half Baked Harvest