A smoothie stack like no other!

Using three of our brand new plant-based products, this epic smoothie creation is a real treat that’s packed with plenty of nutritious ingredients.

This Berry Cheesecake smoothie base, topped with Vegan Chocolate Brownies and Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes,  is one to enjoy with one (or more!) of your best friends.

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Walnut Brownie

  • 2 scoops Bulk Nutrients Earth Protein in Chocolate
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp milk of choice (we used almond)
  • 1/2 cup + 3 tbsp rice bran oil
  • 1tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 stevia baking blend
  • 2 tbsp loosely packed cornstarch (flax meal also works)
  • 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips, optional
  • 2/3 cup walnuts

For the Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dairy free yoghurt (we used coconut yoghurt)
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar, coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp + 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1tsp Red Fusion

For the Berry Cheesecake Smoothie

  • 1 scoop Earth Protein Lemon Cheesecake
  • 1 banana
  • 1/3c berries – frozen
  • 150ml milk of choice (we used almond)
  • 150ml water
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • Optional: A drizzle of Rice Malt Syrup for sweetness

Directions

For the brownie

  1. Whisk together the first three ingredients then set aside (if using flax instead of cornstarch, mix it in now).
  2. Preheat oven to 160°C and grease a 9×13 pan or line with baking paper, set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl thoroughly combine all remaining ingredients.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into the dry mixture, stir to combine.
  5. Pour into prepared pan, smooth down the surface and bake for 16 minutes. (The brownies will look a little underdone when they come out, but that’s okay!).
  6. Once cool,  pop them in the fridge. This makes them easy to cut and in our opinion, after a day in the fridge they taste better too!
  7. Store in the refrigerator for up to four days or freeze.

For the cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a cupcake pan with liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk first five ingredients and let it sit at least 10 minutes.
  3. Sift all remaining ingredients in a separate bowl while you wait.
  4. Pour wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir just until evenly mixed.
  5. Distribute into patty pans filling up 2/3 of the way to allow for rising.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes on the centre rack and let them cool completely.
  7. My go-to protein icing is 200g of Chobani yoghurt and 1 scoop of Micellar Casein blended until smooth. However, you can find plenty of vegan-friendly recipes like this one in a quick Google search.

For the smoothie

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blitz until smooth.

To assemble

  1. We recommend baking the brownie and cupcakes the day before serving up to make assembly oh so simple.
  2. First decorate a mason jar with melted vegan chocolate and desiccated coconut.
  3. Once chocolate is set, pour in the smoothie.
  4. Now comes the fun part! Stack up slices of brownie and cupcakes on top of the jar.
  5. The finishing touch? Slide a paper straw into the jar and enjoy!
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Nicole Frain

Nicole Frain

Nicole works for Bulk Nutrients in Customer Service, Research and Development and is our On Site Recipe Creator!

Nicole’s experience in ‘healthier’ cooking comes from her CleanTreats page which she founded late 2013 and has grown her audience organically. Nicole has been one of our sponsored athletes for some time with her involvement in Fitness Model and Bikini competitions and CleanTreats.

Nicole has an ongoing passion for the Health and Fitness industry, dedicated to expanding her knowledge in ongoing supplements, her own health, fitness and balanced lifestyle as well as holding her Personal Training certificate so she can help others reach their own goals.

Nicole’s favourite Bulk Nutrients products include the Cinnamon Protein Pancakes, Micellar Casein to make yoghurt mousse and the Mug Cake for guilt free treats!