This shake ticks three of my favourite boxes: vegan, chocolate and creamy.
Drinking tofu may sound like some kinda craziness, but our beloved ‘fu falls into the background of this shake, providing a creamy, thick backdrop for all of the smooth chocolate-y sweetness.
Never underestimate the power of stealth tofu: it’s in there, nourishing you, but you can’t detect any trace of the Dreaded Beaniness. Soft (or silken; same thing) tofu is an awesome base for creamy condiments, drinks and desserts.
Soft tofu can be a little harder to find than firm. You might find the boxed vacpack variety on the shelves, or a refrigerated tray next to the fresh noodles or veggie meat alternatives in your local supermarket. Wellington-wise, I have bought the former from Countdown Newtown, and the latter from Chaffers New World.
This makes a great, indulgent-feeling breakfast on the go or quick snack. It is so satisfyingly creamy and thick, a mini meal in a glass.
Heartily approved by two skeptical omnivores!
Chocolate Pudding Thickshake
300g package silken tofu
3 tbsp cocoa powder
3-4 tbsp pure maple syrup (to taste)
1/4 – 1/2 cup rice milk
1 tsp rice bran oil
Sprinkle of salt
What to do:
Add all ingredients to blender. Blend briefly, stop and scrape down the sides, then continue to blend until mixture is smooth (about 10 seconds).
Makes 1 large / 2 small servings
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