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
Image via my Pinterest
3 thoughts on “Chocolate Pudding Thickshake (Dairy Free and Delicious! )”
Looking forward to trying this one.
Yep, this is going to have to become part of my life. I’ve done kale in smoothies, dates in smoothies – now I’m ready for the delicious siren song of tofu. Thanks for the recipe!
😀 it has nabbed a spot in the regular rotation at my place, that’s for sure.