What is this? It tastes luxuriously like soft serve icecream, but doesn’t contain an ounce of dairy. It is vegan yet full of protein. It is sugar-free and will quench any sugar cravings. It is paleo and vegan at the same time. So – WHAT IS IT? Hint: A vegan chocolate soft serve.
Yes, I used to be one of those kids. While I was never much into the burgers and fries, the big M was always synonymous with – soft serve! Those were happy, oblivious days, shovelling down bucket loads of soft serve for just half a buck – sugar, processed oils, pasteurised dairy, and loads of fillers and chemicals included, not to mention that innocent-looking, glutenated cone the whole concoction was (and presumably still is!) in. I really preferred that darn soft serve to a much nicer homemade gelati (even the burgers and fries don’t look that bad compared to it). But who could blame the money-savvy, but sweet-toothed student that I was?
While intolerances and digestive distress make your life more complicated, a whole lot of good comes out of the situation as you get to actually think of what you are putting into your bod, in fact you have to. You will study the web and the literature and come across the gluten free diet, the vegan diet, the paleo diet, the I Quit Sugar diet, and they all smell suspiciously of deprivation. But you totally can have it all, and that is where my blog comes into play.
This magic potion here happened more or less by accident, but then many of the world’s greatest inventions came about that way (think of the slinky, for example). It tastes freakishly like chocolate soft serve, but will fill you up for a looong time. And you have total control over what you put in it! Fancy a cherry ripe? Whip some cherries or red fruit in? Feel hipster-ish? Get the kale out! (But make sure not to overdo it as too much raw greens can really muck up your thyroid, but that’s a different story.) You could even add some coffee if you need a little pick-me-up. Go wild.
So what is this thing? It’s a healthy, vegan, paleo, soy free, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, high protein, yummy soft serve. I have it for breakfast. But it’s a totally valid dinner option, too.
Vegan Chocolate Soft Serve
Makes 1 very large serving.
half cup nut milk of choice (or more according to the desired thickness)
one scoop vegan protein powder (if using a plain protein powder, add stevia and vanilla)
1 frozen banana
1 tbsp. almond meal
1 tbsp. tahin
1 tbsp. raw organic cocoa
stevia to taste
Mix all ingredients in a high powered blender or food processer and…