Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Vegan Salted Caramel Milkshake


Hello everyone! The next Creative Nature recipe I want to share with you all is quite similar to yesterday's bliss balls as it uses Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt combined with medjool dates to create a delicious salted caramel flavour. This salted caramel milkshake could be a fabulous breakfast treat, an afternoon pick-me-up or a cheeky dessert; it may taste indulgent but every ingredient in it is incredibly nutritious and will benefit your body in so many ways! 



Some of you may be wondering why I'm sharing recipes containing salt - after all, isn't salt supposed to be incredibly bad for us? Well, our bodies actually need a certain amount of sodium (an element found in salt) to stay healthy (it controls blood pressure, for example) but the amount of salt that most people consume nowadays takes their sodium intake up to a dangerous level which can have detrimental effects on their health, such as leaving them with high blood pressure.

Having said that, I firmly believe that everything is okay in moderation so you can enjoy that little bit of salt (whether it's Himalayan or sea salt) as long as you're not consuming ridiculous amounts! I rarely use salt in my cooking because I'm not used to incredibly salty food anymore but when I'm craving it I definitely opt for pink Himalayan every time as it contains more than 80 minerals, including magnesium, iron and calcium so it's a lot more beneficial for your body than regular table salt. Himalayan salt is also used to make salt lamps which give off a gorgeous and calming glow when lit. You can even buy pink Himalayan salt tealight holders




Ingredients
Serves 1 
  • 1 fresh or frozen banana
  • 2 - 3 pitted medjool dates
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract/powder
  • Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1 cup (250ml) non-dairy milk
  • Small handful of ice cubes (only if using a fresh banana) 


Method

Simply add all the ingredients into a blender and blend for about 30 seconds or until smooth - enjoy!





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  1. This looks divine and the ingredients are pretty basic and can be found in my cupboards, minus the pink himalayan salt which I will have to purchase!
    Rosie
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    http://www.anenglishrosie.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it if you make it :) x

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