Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sun Warrior "Warrior Blend" Creamy-Chocolate-Dreamy Protein Shake Recipe + A Chocolate Protein Base Recipe Too!

Hi - Do you want a smoother, creamier, tastier Sun Warrior Chocolate Protein Shake recipe? Do you want to know how to make any Stevia off-flavors disappear?

Sun Warrior "Warrior Blend" Creamy-Chocolate-Dreamy Protein Shake

We have the recipes and the answers for you here!

Our new Warrior Blend Base is a breakthrough recipe strait from the Kitchen Cheetahs Test Kitchens. 

All in one sweep, this recipe greatly improves the texture of plant protein shakes, as well as canceling out any stevia taste issues (chilling the BASE overnight alone helps mitigate objectionable stevia taste ☺️).

Our Chocolate Protein BASE only takes a minute to make, then you have a ready supply of the "BASE" for making tasty & creamy chocolate protein shakes at the drop of a hat! NICE.

By the way - Any flavor of "Warrior Blend" protein powder works well for making this thick and creamy protein BASE, but if 
you want the chocolate version shown here, then you need to use the chocolate flavored "Warrior Blend" protein powder.

Sun Warrior "Classic" can also be used to make this "BASE". However, rice protein does not soften much, so it won't make as smooth a protein shake as the "Warrior Blend" made from pea protein.

Remember, with this BASE, you can make several smooth & creamy Chocolate Warrior Blend protein shakes. This is very convenient for those busy days.




Sun Warrior "Warrior Blend" Chocolate Protein BASE:

Put in a VitaMix or other high powered blender:

3 c. cold milk of choice (like almond, coconut, cashew...) *


Start blender on med-low and add:

1 c. Sun Warrior Chocolate flavored "Warrior Blend" protein powder

add the protein powder 1/4 cup at a time.

Add:

1/4 t. lecithin

Put the blender lid on tight and switch to the highest speed and blend until the mixture heats up to the desired temperature (from 118 to 155 degrees F). *

For the smoothest texture, use the tamper that comes with the VitaMix blender and heat to 150 to 155 degrees F.

Pour and scrape the finished BASE into a 1-quart mason jar and refrigerate overnight before using in the Creamy Chocolate Protein Shake recipe below.



Tips: 

* Our favorite combination of milks to use for the BASE are 2 cups almond milk plus 1 c. full fat coconut milk.

** 118 degrees F is for "raw"smoothies - heat up to 155 degrees F for the smoothest texture.

The BASE will be cooked at a low temperature and will be steaming at 150-160 degrees F. Some people find this "cooked" pea protein easier to digest. 

Use an instant read thermometer for more accurate results.



NOTES:

1 cup of this prepared BASE contains 1/4 cup of the Warrior Blend protein powder.

Lecithin is a healthy addition and makes it creamier and smoother. Lecithin is especially good for emulsifying the coconut milk.



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Sun Warrior Creamy Chocolate Protein Shake Recipe:

Put in a VitaMix or other high powered blender:

1 c. prepared Chocolate Warrior Blend BASE, well chilled
1 1/2 c. cold almond milk (or other vegan milk of choice)
2 T. coconut milk powder or 1 to 2 T. of your favorite nut butter
2 T. Dutch cocoa powder
2 T. vegetable glycerine
1/4 to 1/2 c. mashed baked sweet potato, yam or banana
1/2 t. real vanilla extract
1/2 t. almond extract
1 pinch cinnamon

Blend everything together on high speed until nice and creamy. 

Garnish with sugar-free chocolate crumbles for added texture and chocolaty flavor and Serve at once.

If you would like a colder, thicker shake, reduce the almond milk called for to only 1 cup and add 4 to 6 ice cubes or cubes of almond milk. Process in the VitaMix to a texture of fine ice crystals.


NOTES: 

The vegetable glycerine is super low on the glycemic scale. Glycerine also enhances athletic performance by preventing dehydration. Cool huh?

The baked mashed yam, sweet potato, or banana both thickens and sweetens the drink and also cancels out the taste of the stevia, which is part of the Sun Warrior protein powder formula.


A fresh batch of our Sun Warrior "Warrior Blend" Creamy-Chocolate-Dreamy Protein Shake.



Enjoy,

Leila & Nancy

The Kitchen Cheetahs!