A vegan-friendly shake for all dessert lovers

With the exciting changes to Canada’s Food Guide recommending more plant-based foods, now’s the time to experiment with new recipes. This vegan shake uses plant-based products, making it the perfect treat for outdoor entertaining this summer.

Inspired by the peach Melba dessert, this shake starts with a coconut base, keeping it dairy-free, while frozen mango is a fitting substitute for the favourite stone fruit. The result is an enticing, pretty peachy hue that complements the tropical undertones of this cool, creamy thirst-quencher.

“Plant-based doesn’t need to be boring,” says Michelle Pennock, executive chef for the PC Test Kitchen, “This on-trend shake is an impressive summer treat, and something you can serve all your guests.”

Mango Melba Shake

Prep time: 10 Minutes
Ready in: 10 Minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (250 mL) frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup (250 mL) PC dairy-free vanilla cultured coconut milk probiotic yogurt alternative, divided
  • 6 tbsp (90 mL) fresh orange juice, divided
  • 6 tbsp (90 mL) plant-based mango coconut milk frozen dessert, divided
  • 1 cup (250 mL) frozen whole red raspberries
  • 4 fresh raspberries, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Combine mango, ½ cup yogurt alternative, 3 tbsp orange juice and 2 tbsp frozen dessert in a blender; blend until smooth and creamy, adding up to 2 tbsp water or additional orange juice as needed to reach desired consistency. Pour into two tall 1-cup (250-mL) glasses, dividing evenly. Tip: Use a fine-mesh strainer to remove any pulp from the orange juice before pouring it into the blender.
  2. Combine frozen raspberries and remaining ½ cup yogurt alternative and 3 tbsp orange juice in the same blender; blend until smooth and creamy. Pour over top mango mixture, dividing evenly. Stir to create an ombré effect.
  3. Top each shake with 2 tbsp remaining frozen dessert. Garnish with fresh raspberries, dividing evenly.

Nutritional information per serving: calories 260, fat 5 g (3.5 g of which is saturated), sodium 25 mg, carbohydrates 53 g, fibre 1 g, sugars 37 g, protein 3 g.

Source – www.newscanada.com