Not to sound like a lame infomercial or product endorsement but I love the bolthouse drinks. Love the "green goodness" when I haven't been eating alkaline; it's full of powerful alkalizing goodness. I also quite like the chai vanilla perfectly protein. It's packed full of soy protein, is naturally sweetened and it just tastes sooooo good I thought I could make a dessert out of it. Apparently it's possible!
Chai vanilla mousse with chai almond nougat
2 cups Bolthouse "perfectly protein"
1/2 cup soy milk
2 tablespoons agar agar (half a bar)
1/4 cup soy milk
1 tablespoon arrowroot
1/8 cup agave nectar
1/8 cup granular soy lecithin
1/8 cup perfectly protein
1 tablespoon chopped almonds
Oil molds with almond oil or safflower oil. Add the perfectly protein, soy milk and agar agar (torn into pieces) to a saucepan on high/medium heat and stir occasionally. Now's a good time to start working on the nugat. When agar is fully dissolved, allow the mixture to reach a near boiling point. Make a slurry out of the soy milk and arrowroot and add it to the mixture. Stir for about 30 seconds until the mixture feels thicker. Pour into molds and put them in the fridge for about 2 hours before serving.
In a small GLASS bowl, add all the ingredients (except the spices) and almonds and mix together. Fill a larger bowl with boiling water and float the glass bowl in it while mixing the ingredients together. You may need to do this a few times to get the lecithin to melt. You may also need to pour boiling water over a metal spoon and using it to mix the ingredients together. Sprinkle on the spices into the mixture until it tastes right (I didn't measure the spices sorry). Fold in almonds.
Place the mousse dessert on a plate and top with nugat. And enjoy!
In other random news: I bought a really cute lemon juicer and not only does it really work well but it's just so cleverly designed. I just thought I would share it with all of you.