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Brown carob smoothie on a white plate decorated with a mint leave.

Carob Smoothie

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  • Author: Bianca
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: smoothie
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This rich and creamy vegan carob smoothie recipe is made with ripe bananas, almond milk, mint and carob powder. This no-chocolate chocolate smoothie is a dairy-free delight for chocolate lovers and perfect for breakfast, post-workout, or whenever you need a healthy and delicious pick-me-up!


Ingredients

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  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup (240 ml) almond milk (or any plant-based milk of your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons carob powder
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • a few fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional, for added sweetness) or 2-3 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Peel the ripe banana and break it into chunks.
  2. In a blender, combine the banana chunks, almond milk, carob powder, almond butter, mint, maple syrup (or pitted Medjool dates), and vanilla extract.
  3. Add the ice cubes to the blender.
  4. Blend the ingredients on high speed until smooth and creamy. If the consistency is too thick, you can add more almond milk to thin it out.
  5. Once blended to your desired consistency, taste the smoothie and adjust the sweetness or carob flavor if needed. Add more carob powder for a stronger chocolate-like taste or more maple syrup for added sweetness.
  6. Pour the smoothie into a serving glass and enjoy immediately.

Notes

  • Use high-quality carob powder for the best flavor. Adjust the amount based on your preference for a stronger or milder chocolate-like taste.
  • Feel free to substitute almond milk with other plant-based milk alternatives, such as soy milk, oat milk, or coconut milk, based on your taste preferences.
  • Add ice cubes last to achieve the desired thickness and temperature. You can also use frozen banana chunks for a creamier texture.
  • Customize your smoothie with chia seeds, coconut flakes, or a scoop of plant-based protein powder for added nutrition and texture.
  • Enjoy the smoothie immediately after blending for the best taste and texture.
  • This carob smoothie can be kept in the fridge for 24 hours. But separation may occur, so it’s recommended to give it a good stir or shake before consuming.
  • If mint is not your thing, you can omit it.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 362
  • Sugar: 27.9g
  • Fat: 12.3g
  • Trans Fat: 9.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 58.7g