Shake Things Up

One of the things Jane and I still crave is cow's milk. I have a smoothie for breakfast every morning. Jane makes almond milk, and that works just fine. It's also an effective substitute in baked goods and for general cooking, but cereal just isn't the same. And Jane would just about kill for a shake (bad choice of wording?), so when we go to Johnny Rockets this weekend for our free vegan burger, she's going to whine, and I will be as supportive as I can be.

So I'm doing my research in advance, and tonight I came across a post at "Go Dairy Free" that provides a list of dairy-free and vegan recipes for Mother's Day. The recipe that caught my eye is their Ultra Thick Chocolate Shake. In the olden (pre-vegan) days, Jane would have normally ordered a strawberry shake, but we find the chocolate dairy substitutes to be the most palatable. So, maybe I'll make that choclate shake ahead of time and take it along in a thermos. This way Jane can have a shake with her burger and we'll all be happier.

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  1. nice idea. planning ahead and bringing alternatives has bailed me out countless times. did something similar just last week at an “omni” potluck.

  2. It’s very sweet of you to do that for Jane.

    It’s odd what we miss, once I switched to soy milk, I never looked back.

  3. Hi Nate, Jane is usually the one to plan ahead, but this time it’ll be my turn. I’m just hoping they don’t object to us bringing in an outside beverage. Some places are pretty uptight about that kind of thing.

    Hi Sue, Thanks.
    Yes, it is odd. We both really miss milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream, and sashimi. But chicken, which we ate almost every day, is something we haven’t missed at all.

    Hi Chuck, Thanks for the informative link. It’s not that we “want” to drink cows milk. We miss the taste. The Silk Light Soy Chocolate milk is excellent. But we find there is a difference in texture between the soy or almond milk and cows milk, and we prefer the cow’s milk. It’s not that we don’t like almond milk, it’s just not the same. We’re willing to live without cows milk though.

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