Chocolate Creme Egg Protein Shake

Chocolate Creme Egg Protein Shake

Chocolate Creme Egg Protein Shake

 

Chocolate Creme Egg Protein Shake (whipped up version)

Chocolate Creme Egg Protein Shake
(whipped up version)

 

Growing up I remember candies we always had in our Easter baskets. There was always a chocolate bunny, and it was always about eating the ears first! Peeps, which I wasn’t a big fan of but we always had extras my mom would stash to roast in the summer over the campfire. There were the chocolate Hershey eggs that were like jumbo M&Ms with a harder shell, those were good. The Robin Eggs, which were basically malted milk balls but it was always fun to lick them and rub them on our lips to make blue or white lips. Don’t tell me we were the only ones to do that! There were of course jelly beans and back then it was traditional Brach’s jelly beans, there weren’t Starbursts, Jelly Belly, Sour, Sweet, and all the other kinds there are today. Ok maybe I just dated myself a little but as I got older we did have some fun ones. Than there was my favorite that I couldn’t wait for, that special candy you couldn’t get any other time of year and there was nothing out there like it… the Cadburry Crème Egg! Yep I know people either liked them or hated them and they were just so good! Not sure if they have changed over the years, or my tastes changed because I don’t have that same love for them. Still the memories and I still have to have one here and there but it’s been a couple years as I still hope that they will be what I remember.

If you are a regular reader you know I like my shakes and turning favorite foods, memories, or indulgences into a healthy treat or shake so that is just what I did with this Chocolate Crème Egg Protein Shake! I made many versions trying to keep it simple, delicious, healthy, and to get the texture and taste down. To me the center was creamy but always had that slightly sugar gritty taste and for that I went to coconut. I tried to make it with chia powder, altered the taste a little too much and the color well wasn’t too pleasant for the crème. I tried lecithin, a non soy version I picked up to make mousse but never use and most people don’t have laying around so scratch that. So I went with a full protein version that can be enjoyed after a workout or a treat version using coconut whipped cream. Not having enough coconut milk chilling I went the easy route and used Coco Whip and only had Lite but hey I’m always about use what you have.

This shake gave me that fix and I don’t even have the desire to go grab one of those chocolate crème eggs, and even the treat version had nutritional value which is a win for me. I plan on getting a long run in Easter weekend and thinking I will whip up another one, the double protein version no whip, for a fun way to shake up my post workout shake routine!

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Chocolate Creme Egg Protein Shake

Chocolate Creme Egg Protein Shake

 

Chocolate Creme Egg Protein Shake (whipped up version)

Chocolate Creme Egg Protein Shake
(whipped up version)

 

Chocolate Crème Egg Protein Shake
Makes 1 serving

Chocolate Layer
3/4c dairy free milk (So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk)
1 scoop chocolate protein (Vega Clean Protein, Chocolate)
Ice

Crème Layers
Yellow Center Layer
2 TBSP coconut cream (So Delicious Original Culinary Coconut Milk, chilled)
1 TBSP date paste (homemade, 1c pitted dates soaked in 1/2c very hot water blend smooth adding water if needed)
1 TBSP dairy free milk (So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk)
pinch of turmeric for color, optional

White Center Layer
1/2c dairy free milk (So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk)
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (Vega Clean Protein, Vanilla)
1 TBSP coconut cream (So Delicious Original Culinary Coconut Milk, chilled)
Ice
OR
1/2c coconut whipped cream (So Delicious Coco Whip, Lite thawed)

Optional toppings:
coconut whipped cream (So Delicious Coco Whip, Lite)
chocolate drizzle (homemade, 1/2 TBSP coconut oil, 1/2 TBSP maple syrup or agave, 1 TBSP cacao powder)
*For non protein versions I use 2-3 TBSP cacao powder, pure maple syrup to taste, and 1 TBSP chia seeds to thicken.

 

In a small bowl mix together coconut cream, date paste, milk, and optional turmeric (careful not to use too much or you will alter the taste) to make the yellow center cream layer. Place in the refrigerator while making the rest of the shake. If making the protein white center in a Vitamix, or high-speed blender, blend together milk, protein, coconut cream, and ice. Pour into a glass. No need to rinse the blender just add milk, chocolate protein, and ice to make the chocolate layer. Remove the yellow cream layer from the fridge. In a clean glass add half of the chocolate layer, than half the vanilla, the yellow crème layer, the remaining vanilla, and chocolate. If using whipped cream just blend the chocolate shake and layer the same half the chocolate shake, half whipped cream, yellow crème, remaining whip, and chocolate shake. Top with optional whipped cream and chocolate drizzle if desired and enjoy. Cheers!

 

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Chocolate Creme Egg Protein Shake (whipped up version)

Chocolate Creme Egg Protein Shake
(whipped up version)

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While I do receive some Vega products from time to time, which I listed as an option in this recipe, I do purchase much of it on my own. It has been my plant-based protein of choice since before I started blogging. Even though most Vega products used are purchased by myself I do add this disclaimer. I do not make any money off any Vega sales or posts. I only write about foods I love, my blog is an extension of my hobby to make fun healthy food creations for me and my family.

28 Responses to Chocolate Creme Egg Protein Shake

  1. Annmarie says:

    I have to admit, I am not a huge creme egg fan but this does look pretty yummy!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you. It isn’t nearly as sweet as a creme egg but hasthe chocolate, cream, and caramel (date paste) aspects.

  2. OMG. This is perfection. I’ve never been able to master the art of layering/swirling smoothies but you have certainly done it! The smoothies look so pretty AND delicious! Can you believe I’ve never had a Cadbury Creme Egg?! My mom never bought them for our Easter baskets I guess! Now I may not have to since you’ve recreated them in smoothie form! 😉
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      They are very sweet! Jelly beans are the only thing I think everyone can relate to but it didn’t sound good as a smoothie. I had another idea but didn’t get it done but might still be able to whip it up when I get home just won’t have time to blog it the same day before Easter.
      Smoothie layering is something I love to play with and do and this one looked much better with a messy layer I thought. I could have easily put it all together and it would have been just as good but I like to have fun with my food! 😉 Hope you enjoy it if you try it.

  3. OMG! I need to try this! I have been obsessed with Cadbury creme eggs forever but since giving up dairy I haven’t had one in a few years. This will totally satisfy my craving. I’ll be having this Easter morning! Thank you so much for creating this. 🙂

  4. I have everything to make this shake! YES!!!
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  5. Sun says:

    Wow, this looks super interesting! I love Cadbury eggs so I’m sure I would love this shake. I may have to take a break from Shamrock Shakes this week to give this a try 🙂

  6. My dream smoothie <3 the eggs were my favorite candy! O…so good! The memories <3
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Exactly, the memories! It brought me right back to my love for them! Thank you for linking up with us!

  7. I don’t like the traditional creme of the creme eggs but your version looks pretty good! Happy Meatless monday
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      I find people love them or hate them, this is far less sweet than the candy so more of a chocolate, cream, and caramel (date paste). Thank you, cheers to Meatless Monday!

  8. Hi Sarah, This protein shake looks awesome, I feel like grabbing the glass and taste it right now.

    Thanks for hosting this lovely party, last week I didn’t join, my new post was not ready.
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  9. WHERE did you come up with this genius?! I’m speechless. I loooooove Cadbury eggs, but they’re so sweet I always get a toothache after. This seems like a MUCH better idea!
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  10. Cadbury eggs were always my favorite too! I’ll have to give this a try! Pinned for later!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you Heather! Mine too, hope you enjoy it if you make it and it brings back all the memories!

  11. Courtney says:

    Wow, this looks amazing! I’ll have to try it the next time I have all of the ingredients.

  12. Rachel says:

    WOW!!! I’m in. I need this in my life. Stat.
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  13. Akaleistar says:

    Oh, my goodness, that looks amazing!

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