Healthy S’Mores Smoothie
No campfire required for this indulgent-tasting Healthy S’mores Smoothie!
And while you may think the ingredients list a bit odd, this is truly a “must make and try before judging” recipe. Somehow, this strange lot of items work together harmoniously to yield a rich, creamy smoothie that satisfies.
The coconut butter on top is a fun bonus – once it hits the cold smoothie, it hardens like those magic shell ice cream toppings – super fun twist!
Check out the Notes below the recipe for more on ingredients.
Healthy S’Mores Smoothie
Total time: 5 mins
- ½ cup frozen organic strawberries (no sugar, etc. added)
- 1 Tablespoon organic, no sugar added, no salt added sunflower seed butter – See Note below
- 1 Tablespoon organic golden flaxseed meal (I use Bob’s Red Mill brand.)
- 1 Tablespoon organic coconut butter (this is not coconut oil; coconut butter is made from the meat of the coconut; coconut is NOT a tree nut, learn more here.)
- ½ to 1 Tablespoon raw organic cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder, if you prefer)
- ¼ organic avocado
- ½ - 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk, adjust to suit your preferred thickness; I use about ½ cup for a thicker “spoonable” smoothie
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root (peeled)
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Sprinkling of flaxseed meal on top for garnish
- Optional: You may add a small amount of stevia if you need a sweetener; I do not recommend adding sugar or artificial sweeteners for a healthy smoothie. (See Note below recipe.)
- Add all ingredients to blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a glass, top with additional sprinkling of flaxseed meal and a drizzle of melted coconut butter, if desired.
FLAXSEED MEAL: Be sure to use flaxseed meal and not whole flaxseed so that you get the nutrients from the seeds. If you do not eat flax, substitute an equal amount of chia seeds.
SUNBUTTER: Sunbutter Organic is made from only toasted sunflower seed kernels, nothing else. That product does not contain added sugar or salt. Other varieties of Sunbutter brand DO contain evaporated cane juice (sugar), which are not recommended if you are focusing on breaking sugar addiction and balancing blood sugar.
If you cannot find Sunbutter Organic in your local market, you can order it online via Amazon OR you can make your own sunflower seed butter from unsalted toasted sunflower seed kernels with my simple method.
SWEETENER: Added sugar, even the so-called “healthier” sugars like honey and pure maple syrup, and sweeteners like stevia, or artificial sweeteners, are not recommended if you are focusing on breaking sugar addiction and balancing blood sugar. Artificial sweeteners, and even sweeteners like stevia, “trick” the brain into expecting sugar, which can cause disregulation of blood glucose.
This post originally appeared at GlutenFreeGigi.com.