vegan milkshake

Marvelous Milkshakes eBook Review

My awesome friend Ashley, creator of Lipstick and Berries recently brought out her first recipe eBook:

▹▸▹▸ MARVELOUS MILKSHAKES

This delicious little book contains 20 dessert-inspired milkshake recipes that are all dairy-free, vegan, and refined-sugar free! Basically, you get all of the deliciousness of your favourite desserts without any of the unhealthiness… How freaking awesome is that?!

So far, I have made 3 of the recipes and have loved them all! In typical Jade fashion, I took pictures of each of the milkshakes I’ve made… with my dogs. Enjoy!

▹▸▹▸ CHOCOLATE CAKE BATTER

This milkshake is definitely my favourite; it is like a chocolatey party in your mouth and is the perfect way to make chocolate for breakfast totally acceptable!

chocolate cockapoo

▹▸▹▸ OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIE

This delicious shake tastes like cookie batter and was insanely good alongside my oatmeal raisin cookies.

OATMEAL RAISIN MILKSHAKE

▹▸▹▸ STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

The strawberry milkshake was seriously so yummy and cake like – it blew my mind! Poppy must have thought it smelt great too, as she definitely tried to sneak a little lick during the photo shoot.

STRAWBERRY MILKSHAKE

If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious twist on all of your favourite desserts, this is definitely the book for you! You can read more about and purchase Marvelous Milkshakes here.

The most delicious green smoothie recipe

First thing this morning (aka 10am) I went for my first run since coming home from uni a couple of weeks ago. 30 mins later, dripping with sweat, and walking home with one very tired out dog, I was majorly craving a big, delicious smoothie.

I wasn’t planning on creating a recipe for the blog, so just threw my smoothie staples into the blender and added some of my favourite superfood powders. However, it turned out to be one of the most delicious, milkshake-like smoothies I’d ever tasted so I couldn’t not share it with you guys.

vegan milkshake recipe

Before we get onto the recipe, I thought I would share some of the reasons why I love adding Maca powder and Spirulina to my smoothie, so that when you’re enjoying its creamy yumminess, you can also rest assured that it is filling you with healthy goodness.

Maca powder‘s amazing benefits include: being rich in calcium and iron, increasing energy levels and being great at balancing your mood; whilst Spirulina is a great source of protein, iron and calcium.

Now… onto the recipe.

WARNING: this smoothie is so addictive, I had to make my second of the day to drink on the way to go bowling with Matt and my gorgeous little cousins. I hope you all had an awesome weekend, enjoy the recipe lovely people :).

green smoothie recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon spiralina
  • 1 teaspoon lotus spread

Instructions

  • Break bananas into small pieces
  • Place all ingredients in blender
  • Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth
  • Enjoy your delicious, creamy smoothie!

Crunchy chocolate caramel milkshake recipe

Following on from my vegan chocolate nicecream recipe last weekend, I have been obsessed with creating new healthy(ish) chocolate smoothie recipes. This crunchy chocolate caramel milkshake is the perfect mixture of creamy caramel chocolate-ness and crunchy biscuit bits (thanks to my favourite lotus biscuits), and I seriously can’t get enough! It’s so quick and easy to make so is the perfect breakfast treat, but also makes a great dessert. I hope you all love it as much as I do!

vegan oreo milkshake

Ingredients

  • 6 lotus biscuits
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 and a half cups almond milk
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons raw organic cacao (I use this one)

crunchy chocolate caramel vegan milkshake

Instructions

  • Chop bananas into small chunks
  • Put bananas, almond milk, ice cubes and cacao into blender and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth
  • Add in 4 lotus biscuits and blend for a further 15 seconds
  • Crumble 2 lotus biscuits on top of the smoothie
  • Enjoy!

Banana Cinnamon milkshake recipe

The lovely Valentina from myveganvalentine.wordpress.com has nominated me to take part in the Hydrate & Donate challenge where you drink a vegan beverage and then donate to an animal charity of your choice. As I haven’t posted a recipe for a while, I thought why not take part and also create a yummy new recipe for the blog!?

I initially tried to video myself doing this challenge but turns out my video making skills leave a lot to be desired, so instead here’s a picture of me aptly wearing my The Tree Kisser ‘Adopt’ top with my Banana Cinnamon milkshake pre-challege and a print screen of my text donation to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. I chose to donate to Battersea because as you all know I absolutely love dogs and Battersea are an amazing charity who care for around 9,000 dogs and cats each year. If you’d like to donate to Battersea too, simply text DOGS to 70800. By the way, don’t be alarmed by the bare brick walls in the picture below, I’m not writing to you from prison, just from my extremely glamorous uni halls ▷►▹▸

Hydrate and donate challengebattersea

Now, onto the recipe… I have been having major milkshake cravings recently, so I decided to create a healthier (and yummier) twist on the traditional banana milkshake. Cravings Satisfied. This milkshake has become my new favourite and it is so quick and easy to make so I am really excited to share the recipe with you all ▷►▹▸

JGV BANANA CINNAMON MILKSHAKE

banana cinnamon milkshake

Ingredients

2 cups rice milk (/ any other non-dairy alternative)

1/2 tea spoon cinnamon

2 table spoons maple syrup

4 cubes ice

3 bananas

banana cinnamon smoothie recipe ingredients

Mixology

Slice bananas

Add all ingredients into a blender

Blend until consistency is smooth

ENJOY!

banana cinnamon milkshake

Let me know if you make this yummy smoothie, I hope you love it as much as I do ♥