This is a delicious and healthy smoothie recipe from our friend, Jennifer’s Kitchen.

It’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day using our new Vanilla Nut Herbal Coffee, she created a simple and refreshing sweet treat that has rich flavor and no sugar.

“Seriously, this Sugar-Free Banana-Carob Smoothie is soooo rich, creamy, sweet, and luscious!! Maybe the best thing I’ve eaten all year.” Jennifer’s Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk, vanilla soy milk, or canned coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons carob powder
  • 1 teaspoon Teeccino Vanilla Nut Naturally Caffeine-Free Herbal Coffee – optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 frozen bananas, cut into 1” to 2” chunks – divided

Directions

  1. Most smoothies are best eaten fresh, but this one can be frozen and eaten another day. Here’s a link to the recipe on Jennifer’s Kitchen.
  2. Place almonds, milk, carob powder, Teeccino (optional), salt, vanilla, and approximately 1 1/2 frozen bananas in blender. (A heavy-duty blender works best for this recipe; other blenders may not get the mixture smooth enough.) Blend until bananas are mostly blended.
  3. Add remaining banana and blend until fairly smooth. Mixture will be thick; I find it blends best by alternating between cycle 1 and cycle 9 on my blender. Do not over-blend or mixture will lose its frostiness. Serve immediately.
  4. Notes:
    1. Don’t skip the step of freezing bananas – this step is essential for a rich, creamy, sweet smoothie. And definitely don’t add ice cubes – it doesn’t work.
    2. For a sweeter smoothie, add 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup.

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