Monday, February 18, 2013

Carob Banana Smoothie

Hello all! I had decided to get some coco powder to try and get my chocolate fix via my breakfast smoothies, at the store today carob powder was actually cheaper, and it's also a caffeine free chocolate alternative. I made a smoothie for a post-dinner snack and was delighted by the taste! I wanted it a little colder so I stuck it in the freezer so I could write this recipe for you guys.

So here it is:
  • One banana (I would use a frozen one so you don't have to pop it in the freezer like I did.)
  • Two tablespoons of nut butter (I used almond butter)
  • Two tablespoons of carob powder
  • One teaspoon extra virgin coconut oil
  • One tablespoon of chia seeds
  • Two dried, pitted dates
  • One cup of your choice of milk. I used regular milk but I imagine it would be just as good, if not better with almond or another milk. I will also try it with plain greek yogurt in the morning for an extra protein kick. 
  • a drop or two of vanilla extract
I crammed all this is my mason jar and blended it up. (Did you know that almost all blenders will fit a regular sized mason jar?! Less clean up!)

As a testament to how yummy it is, I was halfway finished drinking it when I realized I meant to take a picture for you guys. And you can trust a preggo when it comes to chocolate! (Or in this case "chocolate")

It's not the best picture, my computer/camera/phone all decided not to cooperate tonight. But here it is!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, this sounds so delicious!! I want to try some. :-)