Herbal Milkshake | Vegan

Amanda Nicole Smith Drinks, Herbal Infusions, Herbal Tea, Smoothies/Milkshakes Leave a Comment

A decadent raw vegan milkshake infused with a homemade herbal tea blend. Get ready to be taste blown with this yummy, nutrient packed and ultra-filling herbal milkshake. It’s made with nuts, seeds, fruits, herbs, roots, barks, berries, and spices.

The tea blend is sweet and spicy adding aromatic undertones to the rich cinnamon milkshake. Your tastebuds will sing the song of fall.

The herbs I’ve chosen for this tea are gentle and safe for children and long term use. However, I do advise if you know nothing about herbs please take caution, learn as much as possible and/or consult a professional. Side effects are rare but possible.

Milkshakes for Breakfast

My two year old daughter, Adrianna, loves vegan milkshakes, smoothies, pudding, ice creams, really anything cold and soft. She has been making them and drinking them since she was 1 year old.

With all these songs about ice cream and milkshakes, it is no wonder why it feels exciting to make them every morning when you wake up. Especially if we sing while we make it.

“I went into the ice cream shop to get and ice cream treat, cuz ice cream is my favorite thing my favorite thing to eat.”

The Ice Cream Song

“If all the snowflakes were candy bars and milkshakes, oh what a snow that would be. Standing outside with my mouth open wide singing “ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah.”

If All The Raindrops

We make all sorts of flavors, chocolate peanut butter banana, berry banana, peaches and cream, plain peanut butter, really all kinds. They probably feel so good on her teething gums. Plus all the ingredients we use are so beneficial for you, it just makes you feel good and full.

All the ingredients are nutrient and benefit packed so I know she’s getting what she needs. If she’s lacking in a certain food group, just put it in the milkshake. I can easily switch it up and put in sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, pecans, almonds, walnuts, cashews, figs, prunes, berries, lemon, avocado, coconut oil, etc.

A Learning Experience

Adrianna loves naming and pouring in all the ingredients. We go slow, as to make sure we smell, touch, taste and examine each ingredient. It really is a therapeutic experience, as long as we take our time.

Just brew up a quart, have a tea party, and put the leftover tea in the milkshake. Or make up a quart let it cool, put some in the milkshake and save the rest in the fridge.

Integrating tea into recipes can open up a whole new world of cooking.

Sweet & Spicy Herbal Tea Blend

A gentle tea blend for everyday drinking and/or cooking.
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 1 pint

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 cup raspberry leaf
  • 1/4 cup rooibos tea leaf
  • 1/4 cup lemon grass
  • 1/4 cup ginger root
  • 1/4 cup chamomile
  • 1/4 cup moringa leaf
  • 1/8 cup holy basil leaf
  • 1 tbsp juniper berries
  • 1 tbsp milk thistle seed optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Measure all the ingredients into a pint sized mason jar and shake to mix.
  • Add 2 tbsp of herbs to a quart of almost boiling water.
  • Let teap steep for about 30 minutes or as long as 24 hours.

NOTES

Herbal blend can be stored in a glass jar for about a year. Keep it in a cool dark place.
Brewed tea an be stored in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
Strained tea can be used in many different recipes; smoothies, soup, ice cream, 

Herbal Tea Milkshake

A vegan cinnamon milkshake infused with a gentle herbal tea that is both sweet and spicy. Perfect for fall.
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 2

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup herbal tea
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 dried prunes or dates
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Brew your favorite herbal tea and let it cool to room temp.
  • Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

NOTES

Add more herbal tea or water if you desire a thinner consistency.
Use less herbal tea or water if you desire a more ice cream texture.


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