Pictured: Rachel Grunwell, left, and Niki Bezzant, right, with their ‘choc berry smoothie bowl’.
By Rachel Grunwell
The hunt is on for New Zealand’s Best Milkshake.
The competition was officially launched this week by Anchor and they’re encouraging cafes, petrol stations, dairies and food-stores to enter their best blend!
Judge Nici Wickes will tour the country in March to taste the top four voted milkshakes. She’s looking for great texture, uniqueness, aesthetic appeal, and, of course, a delicious taste. I wonder who will be the cream of the crop?
To launch the competition, I was among a dozen media, sports and TV personalities invited to Tom Tom Bar and Eatery in Auckland to create our own unique blends.
I teamed up with Niki Bezzant, from the Healthy Food Guide, and we did a “healthy twist” on a “milkshake”. We created a Choc and Raspberry Smoothie Bowl. These were really trendy in hip cafes I visited in Hawaii and Sydney this year (I was in these countries for wellbeing feature writing assignments).
I love the smoothie we created because it looks good, tastes great, but ultimately it’s full of nutrient-rich ingredients.
Here’s the recipe: Put 1 Cup Strawberries, 1/2 Cup Anchor Milk, 1 Frozen Banana into a blender for the “pink” half of the bowl.
For the chocolate side, blend 1 Frozen Banana, Half an Avocado, 1/2 Cup of Anchor Milk, 1 Tablespoon of Cacao Powder, a Drizzle of Maple Syrup. Blend these ingredients. To look all fancy-pants, I topped the smoothie with cacao nibs, strawberries and edible flowers.
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