Beverages Desserts Recipes

Blockbuster Freakshake

Freakshakes have been all the rage lately. They have literally taken over my InstaFeed, somehow making me crave chocolate sauce, sprinkles and ice cream immediately. Like man it’s 7am, get out of my face with your drool-worthy, diabetes-inducing megashake. In any case, I just had to try my hand at “healthifying” these beasts of a beverage. When deciding upon a flavour I simply asked myself: “What is my all-time favourite junk food?” Movie theatre snacks came straight to mind. Considering I don’t like movies, the snacks were really the only thing that kept me going back to the box office. I mean, nothing’s better than that popcorn + peanut M&M’s combo. Soooo 2 and 2 came together, and VOILA! The ultimate blockbuster freakshake was born. On top of being NEXT LEVEL DELICIOUS, it’s also vegan, gluten-free, paleo, refined sugar-free…basically veggies. Yes madame, your freakshake is a mix of fruit, veggies and nuts. Now you can go ahead and indulge. See ya on the flip-side, when you’ve died and gone to freakshake heaven. 

Ingredients (serves 1 hungry person)

Ice cream:
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • splash of almond milk
Popcorn:
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp corn cornels
Caramel:
  • 4 medjool dates (soaked over night)
  • 1/2 apple
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
Milkshake:
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1.5 cup almond milk
  • 1 big handful of popcorn
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp himalayan salt
Peanut M&M’s:
  • Handful of roasted peanuts
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
Decoration:
  • cacao nibs
  • coconut shavings
  • chopped almonds

 

Method

Step 1: Banana ice cream
  1. Place your bananas, vanilla and almond milk into a food processor and blend until smooth
  2. Scoop out into a freezer-resistant container and place in freezer
Step 2: Chocolate sauce and peanut “M&M’s”
  1. Mix raw cacao, coconut oil and maple syrup into a bowl
  2. Shell a handful of peanuts, drop into chocolate sauce mix, place on a baking sheet and let rest in the freezer
Step 3: Popcorn
  1. Put coconut oil and popcorn kernels into a pot
  2. Heat at low heat with lid on until you heat the kernels popping
  3. Wait until popping slows down, stir the popcorn, turn off the heat and set aside
Step 4: Caramel
  1. Mix all the ingredients for the caramel a high-speed blender
  2. Blend until smooth and set aside
Step 5: Decorate the jar
  1. Drizzle caramel on the inside of the jar
  2. Dip the jar upside down in the left over chocolate sauce so that it coats the rim
  3. Sprinkle coconut shavings, cacao nibs and chopped almonds on the chocolate coated rim
  4. Let the jar rest in the freezer
Step 6: Milkshake
  1. Place almond milk, zucchini, avocado, popcorn, maple syrup, almond extract and almond butter into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth
  2. Add raw cacao, protein powder, chia seeds and salt and blend again until smooth and thick
Step 7: Prepare the jar
  1. Pour milkshake into the jar
  2. Top with 2 scoops of banana ice cream, chocolate sauce, caramel, coconut shavings, cacao nibs, peanut “M&M’s” and popcorn

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