A freakshake recipe for the fitspos! | The Gourmand & Gourmet

A freakshake recipe for the fitspos!

The fabulous FREAKSHAKE. A literal balancing act between a glorious beverage and how many layers of awesomeness can be perched perilously on top. They are a work of art for both the eyes and the tastebuds Рbut unfortunately not our backsides. Such deliciousness must come with a price, and while the #foodporn fame may be worth it temporarily, the stomach ache and guilt-fuelled HIIT class that follows may not be. And so the healthy freakshake was born. Packed with protein, it makes for a fun and filling breakfast without the unnecessary sugar!

Healthy Chocolate Freakshake

Ingredients (makes 1)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop IsoWhey vanilla pea protein
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Stevia to taste
  • 1/4 cup Chobani plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 healthy donut (for this either make your own spiced muffin mix and pour into a donut tin, use the Chai Breakfast Muffin mix from 12Health, or as we did, cheat and go to Nodo Donuts!)
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 2 mini Table of Plenty chocolate covered rice cakes
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Harvest Coco2 cacao coconut spread
(Note you can easily substitute any of the brands we’ve used for your favourites instead!)
  1. Place the almond milk, protein, cinnamon, cardamom, cacao +/- stevia in the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Spread the cacao spread along the inside of the jar, then pour in the shake.
  3. Balance the donut on top, cover with yogurt, cacao nibs and rice cakes. Enjoy!
Recipe by Kat Gridley Kat is a regular G&G contributor and resident #fitfoodie. You can follow her food escapades on Instagram at @oats.and.cheesecake.