Less Freaky FreakShakes

Chocolate Chai Freakshake

They were all the rage on social media – these incredible, sugar-loaded, calorie dense, wonderfully excessive milkshakes, adorned with baked treats and lashings of cream. While they certainly make for an impressive treat that can be enjoyed in moderation, they’re just too sweet for me.

And so the healthy breakfast freakshake was born. Infinitely lower in calories and sugar, with a lot more protein to keep you full through to lunch, this is one milkshake guaranteed to bring all the boys to the yard (mainly the ones with muscles).

Ingredients (makes 1)

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop IsoWhey vanilla pea protein
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Stevia to taste
  • 1/4 cup Chobani plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 healthy donut (for this either make your own spiced muffin mix and pour into a donut tin, or as I did, use the Chai Breakfast Muffin mix from 12Health)
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 2 mini Table of Plenty chocolate covered rice cakes
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Harvest Coco2 cacao coconut spread

(Note you can easily substitute any of the brands I’ve used for your favourites instead!)

Method

  1. Place the almond milk, protein, cinnamon, cardamom, cacao +/- stevia in the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Spread the cacao spread along the inside of the jar, then pour in the shake.
  3. Balance the donut on top, cover with yogurt, cacao nibs and rice cakes. Enjoy!

Strawberry Sundae Freakshake – an Ode to the Ekka 

For those who grew up in Queensland, you will no doubt be familiar with the Ekka Strawberry Sundae. A glorious tower of strawberries, Lick vanilla icecream, Lick strawberry icecream, whipped cream and strawberries, nestled in a crunchy cone and served at the Royal Qld Show (colloquially known as “The Ekka”) to raise money for the life changing research of the Prince Charles Hospital foundation – the one kind of ice cream I can probably medically endorse!

My healthy strawberry sundae freakshake is a protein-packed tribute to this beautiful beast, one of my favourite Ekka childhood memories!

Ingredients (makes 1) 

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla pea protein
  • 4 strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • Stevia to taste
  • 1 x healthy muffin or donut (make your own or I used the vanilla muffin mix by 12Health)
  • 1/4 cup vanilla Chobaniau yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon freeze dried strawberry powder (or you can just use strawberry yogurt)
  • Sprinkle of puffed quinoa
  • 1/2 tablespoon goji berries
  • Strawberry to perch on top

Method

  1. Blend the almond milk, pea protein, maca and berries until smooth.
  2. Pour into a jar and balance the donut on top.
  3. Swirl the yogurt with the strawberry powder, leaving some pink and some white. Dollop on top of the donut and decorate with quinoa, goji and a fresh strawberry.
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