Ever have the Nutty Super Grain at your local smoothie store? I have come up with my own gluten free, dairy free healthy version which turned out awesome. I had to share my creation. My husband is so in love with this and it sure saves us a whole lot of money.
1 cup sweetened almond milk (I love the Califia Farms brand)
1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon cacao (if you like dark chocolate, you could add a few dark chocolate chips as well)
1 to 2 tablespoons local pure honey
2 tablespoons gluten free brown rice protein powder
2 tablespoons any nut butter of your choice (I like using my homemade almond butter, my husband’s favorite is peanut butter)
1/4 cup fresh apple juice (I prefer Fuji apples)
2 tablespoons freshly ground flax seed
1 to 1 1/2 cups crushed ice
I add all ingredients except honey & ice in a Nutri-Bullet and mix.
I then add the honey so it won’t stick to the side & the ice until it’s at the consistency of your liking.
I have added a pinch of Himalayan salt when using all natural nut butters that don’t have salt already added.
I crave chocolate but don’t want all the sugar in a chocolate bar. This is a wonderful healthy substitute.
1/4 cup cacao or cocoa
4 tablespoons (grinded*) coconut sugar (could use stevia/truvia/xylitol etc.)
1 scoop protein powder (helps make it more like milk chocolate with out dairy since I’m dairy free)Gluten-Free Rice Protein Powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used my homemade vanilla-recipe coming)
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
Mix all dry ingredients then add wet ingredients
I pored into a Reusable Silicone Baking Cups and added peanuts (you could leave out or substitute with almonds, cashews, etc.)
I put in freezer for 15 minutes, remove chocolate bars from the baking cups and store in a container either in the fridge or freezer.
*important to have your sugar very fine or I cooked mine a little to melt the sugar into the chocolate mixture.
Think I’m going to add peanut butter powder instead of protein powder next time and try that.