Chocolate and Coconut Date Freak Shake

serves 2

5 minutes prep time

By Vega®, categorized in Smoothies

Chocolate and Coconut Date Freak Shake

Chocolate, coconut, peanut butter – need we say more? Try this one when you’re in the mood for an evening sweet treat that’s perfect for sharing. 

Ingredients

1 x 400 mL can of coconut milk
2 scoops (74g) Chocolate Vega® Clean* Protein
4 Tbsp cacao nibs – plus extra for decoration
2 Tbsp peanut butter
Pinch salt
6 cubes of ice
3 tsp date syrup
2 dates 

Preparation

  1. Place a tin of coconut milk in the fridge upside down. Leave it there for a few hours or ideally overnight - you want all the solid coconut cream to separate and sit at the top of the tin, and the water to be at the bottom.
  2. Open the coconut milk and spoon the solid matter into a mixing bowl.
  3. Pour the liquid coconut water into a measuring jug and top up with water until you have 400mL of liquid.
  4. Place in a blender with 2 tbsp cacao nibs, the peanut butter, a pinch of salt, the ice and Chocolate Vega® Clean* Protein. Blend until smooth.
  5. Using an electric hand whisk, whisk the coconut solids for around 5 minutes on high speed until aerated and fluffy like whipped cream.
  6. Drizzle 2 tsp of date syrup into two glasses. Brush the top of the glasses with the remaining date syrup and press the sticky rim into the remaining cacao nibs to coat.
  7. Make a small insertion in both dates, hang the dates from the edges of the glasses.
  8. Pour the shake into the glasses and spoon on the whipped coconut cream to serve.