drinks

Did you know that vegans can still enjoy milkshakes too! There's so many delightful new flavours that you'll discover during your plant based journey which means that exotic smoothies are definitely on the menu! Here are some of the best drinks recipes that vegans from all over the world have created. Time to get sipping!

grapefruit gin

You will need: 30ml Fresh Lemon Juice, 50ml Fresh Grapefruit Juice, 60ml Gin, 15ml Sugar Syrup, 30ml Aquafaba & 3 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Method: In a cocktail shaker add all the ingredients along with a handful of ice cubes and shake vigorously. Strain into a ice filled glass and garnish with a grapefruit slice or a twist of grapefruit peel and enjoy!

Storage: This recipe is best enjoyed immediately

mint chocolate martini

You will need: 90ml Plant Based Cream, 15g Chopped Dark Chocolate, A Few Mint Leaves, 20ml Creme de Cacao Blanc & 30ml Vodka

Method: Bruise the mint leaves and infuse them in the cream. Add the chopped chocolate and gently heat the mix over a pan until the chocolate is melted and combined then leave to cool. Fill a cocktail shaker with cie and pour in the chocolate cream along with the rest of the ingredients. Shake vigorously. Pour into a cocktail glass and enjoy!

Storage: This recipe is best enjoyed immediately

snickers milkshake

You will need: 1 Ripe Banana (Frozen in Chunks), 1/2 Tbsp Peanut Butter, 1/2 Tbsp Cacao Powder, 1 Tbsp Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder, 1/2 Cup Plant Milk & A Sprinkle of Chocolate Shavings

Method: Add all of the ingredients to a blender, except for the chocolate shavings. Blend until smooth. Adjust the amount of plant milk if necessary. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Storage: This recipe is best enjoyed immediately

apple sour

You will need: 40ml Liquor (I Used a Flavourless one but Light Rum or Amaretto can be Used), 40ml Apple Juice, 20ml Lemon Juice, A Drop of Vanilla Extract, Ice Cubes, Fresh Mint & A Slice of Apple

Method: Put a glass into the freezer to cool it down. Fill up a shaker (or jar with a lid) with all of the ingredients, but only half on the ice, and shake for a short amount of time. Take out your glass from the freezer and strain your cocktail in to avoid ice cubes from getting in there. Make crushed ice by putting ice cubes into a plastic bag (Don’t fill it too much and let it stay open!), placing it between layers of kitchen towel and punching it with a rolling pin. Fill the glass up with the crushed ice and garnish with fresh mint , and a thin slice of apple, that you cut so it will stick to the border of your glass. Serve and enjoy!

Storage: This recipe is best enjoyed immediately

homemade almond milk

You will need: 100g Almonds  (Soaked Overnight), 500ml Water & ΒΌ tsp Sunflower Lecithin (Optional)

Method: Blitz all ingredients in a blender for 1-2 minutes on high. Strain using a muslin cloth. Squeeze out as much of the moisture from the almond pulp as possible. Pour into a milk jug and enjoy!

Storage: This recipe  can be stored covered in the fridge for up to 3 days

immune booster juice

You will need: 3 Carrots, 2 Celery Sticks, 1 Apple, 1/2 Beetroot & 1/4 Inch of Tumeric

Method: Slice the apple, carrot, celery and beetroot before adding all of the infredients to a blender. Blend together until there are no lumps. Serve and enjoy!

Storage: This smoothie can be kept covered in the fridge for up to 2 days

vanilla protein shake

You will need: 1 1/2 Bananas, 1 Date, 1 Scoop Vanilla Bean Protein Powder, A Few Frozen Coconut Milk Ice Cubes, A Splash of Water, 1 Tsp Peanut Butter, 1 Tsp Date Syrup & A Sprinkle of Cacao Nibs

Method: All of the the ingredients to a blender. Blend until there are no lumps. Pour into a glass, add any toppings you like and enjoy!

Storage: This recipe is best enjoyed straight away but can be stored covered in the fridge for up to 2 days

mixed berry smoothie

You will need: 2 Cups Frozen Mixed Berries (I used Raspberries, Blueberries and Blackberries), 1 Banana, 1/2 Cup Fruit Juice (I used Carrot and Ginger), 1 Tsp Chia Seeds & 1/2 Cup Plant Milk

Method: Add the fruit to a blender. Add in the fruit juice, plant milk and chia seeds. Blend together until there are no lumps. Serve and enjoy!

Storage: This smoothie can be kept covered in the fridge for up to 2 days

simple green love juice

You will need: 2 Cups Kale, 2 Cups Spinach, 2 Green Apples, 1 Lemon & 1/4 of an Inch of Ginger

Method: Slice the apple before adding all of the the ingredients to a blender. Blend until there are no lumps. Pour into a glass, add any toppings you like and enjoy!

Storage: This recipe is best enjoyed straight away but can be stored covered in the fridge for up to 2 days

tropical smoothie

You will need: 1 Cup Frozen Mango, 1 Cup Frozen Pineapple, 3 Strawberries, 1 Banana, 1/2 Cup Plant Milk, 1 Tsp Ground Seeds

Method: Add all of the fruit to a blender. Add in the plant milk and ground seeds. Blend together until there are no lumps. Serve and enjoy!

Storage: This smoothie can be kept covered in the fridge for up to 2 days

homemade oat milk

You will need: 1 1/2 Cups of Oats, 1 Litre of Cold Water & A Drizzle of Maple Syrup

Method: Add the oats to a blender before adding the cold water. Make sure the water is cold so it doesn't go slimy! Add in a drizzle of maple syrup for sweetness. Let it sit for 3 minutes. Blend for 30 seconds. Place a thin cotton material over a bowl or jug to catch any lumps, for example a clean old t-shirt or a muslin bag before pouring the milk into it carefully. Gently squeeze the material to allow the milk to filter into the bowl.

Storage: Store in the fridge for up to 7 days and enjoy your homemade oat milk!

green smoothie bomb

You will need: 1 Cup Plant Milk, 1 Handful Kale, 1 Handful Spinach, 1 Frozen Banana, 3 Slices Frozen Pineapple, 1 Cup Mango, 1 Tsp Ground Seeds, 1 Tsp Peanut Butter & A Drizzle of Maple Syrup

Method: Starting with the plant milk, add everything to a blender. Blend until smooth, pour & enjoy!

Storage: This smoothie can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days