My cousin and her boyfriend were literally CHASED DOWN by a massive majestic moose in Newfoundland.
The moose has absolutely nothing to do with this recipe, except that it also starts with an “M” and sounds mighty Canadian when paired with the word “Maple”. LOL 🙂
Anywho! Canada Day!! I was at the lake yesterday, but prepared this über Canadian Milkshake beforehand to celebrate: Maple, Coffee, and Pecans star in this alliterative protein packed recipe!
This “milkshake” uses a coffee base and tastes like an iced cappuccino from Tim Horton’s… The nation’s coffee shop!
Here’s the difference in Macronutrients:
Large Iced Cap from Tim Horton’s
20 g Fat
63 g Carbs
4 g Protein
The Nutritional Information for this recipe
including chocolate chips and pecans
(more mass than a Large commercial Iced Cap):
9 g Fat
16 g Carbs
27 g Protein
Let’s get to the recipe, eh?
- 1 cup (250 mL) cold or room temperature black coffee (chill in the fridge)
- 1 tsp maple extract (found in the baking aisle)
- 1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder
- 1 dropperfull stevia
- 6-7 cubes ice
- optional 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (add this for a soft serve, ice chunk-free consistency)
- 1 tbsp (7 g) chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp (5 g) chopped pecans
- Blend all ingredients except for chocolate chips and pecans.
- Pour into glass, and stir in or top with the pecans and chocolate chips.
- Don’t leave this unattended outside. I left it alone for 30 seconds and look what happened!
- I made a simple magic chocolate shell by melting 1 tbsp chocolate chips with 1 tsp coconut oil and drizzled that on top as well 🙂
Happy Canada Day to my northern friends! If you’re not from Canada, I celebrate you as well today! It’s beautiful how counties can connect so simply over social media, and I LOVE that. Keep rocking on,