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This low histamine vanilla milkshake is an easy-to-make shake that’s creamy, potassium-rich, natural sugars, and tons of flavor, all while being dairy-free!
Ingredients in this Low Histamine Vanilla Milkshake
- Macadamias: Macadamias will help to create additional creaminess in this dairy-free & low histamine vanilla milkshake recipe. Instead of using macadamia milk, I suggest using the actual nuts which helps to thicken the milkshake. Be sure to check the nuts prior to soaking as macadamia nuts often become rancid. Additionally, choose either salted, or unsalted as both will pair perfectly as salt helps to build the flavor even more.
- Almond butter: Nut butters are not entirely necessary in this recipe but they give it an additional flavor that helps to really bring the shake together. I enjoy almond, peanut, cashew, or coconut butter the most for this recipe! Almond is the best choice for low histamine out of all of the choices above.
- Vanilla Bean Paste: Vanilla bean paste is something I note in all of my recipes that contain vanilla. While many that follow my recipes may have alcohol allergies, this is the reason for noting a vanilla bean over vanilla extract. Vanilla extract has small amounts of alcohol which may be of concern for some people with histamine intolerance or mast cell activation syndrome.
- Sweetener: Depending on your desired sweetener of choice, feel free to use any that is mild enough in flavor. If choosing to exclude banana, be sure to choose a sugar that is mild in taste, unlike coconut sugar. I enjoy maple or honey. Using a substitute such as honey would work great however I recommend melting it prior with a bit of boiling water!
Higher Histamine Ingredients
- Coconut Milk: Coconut milk would be my top non-dairy milk to use for this recipe as it’s mild enough in flavor while also being extremely creamy. It may not be well tolerated with those with histamine intolerance or mast cell activation syndrome, it is tolerated for some of us. If this is an option that is not possible, I’d recommend full fat oat milk.
- Banana: Banana will help to build the sweetness while pairing nicely with the vanilla and creaminess of the nut butters and milk of choice. I recommend freezing pre-cut (very ripe) bananas so that they help to make your milkshake even more creamy. If you have histamine intolerance or mast cell activation syndrome keep in mind that bananas are a histamine liberator. It may trigger histamine to be released. With that being said, enjoy higher histamine foods in moderation and plan your histamine bucket around your higher histamine foods. As a result, your histamine bucket does not overflow!
Low Histamine Vanilla Milkshake
- 1/4 cup macadamias
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1/2 madagascar vanilla bean I recommend paste, not extract!
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4-1/2 frozen banana
- 1 tbsp almond butter Be sure to put the peanut butter closest to the blade so that it gets properly blended in.
- 1/2-3/4 cup ice cubes
- Start off by soaking your macadamia nuts in boiling water for at least 30 minutes or soak overnight in water while placing in the fridge.
- Next, delicately slice your madagascar vanilla bean on one side, length-wise and open. Run your knife along the bean to remove the paste. Add to blender.
- Add the remaining ingredients to your blender, with the almond butter at the area closest to the blade. Blend & enjoy!
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