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 found a recipe for a Chocolate Peanut Butter Coffee Smoothie and wanted to try it with a twist. Here is my recipe with out the coffee ( I don’t like cold coffee drinks). I changed it a bit and boy is it good. Taste like a chocolate shake!!!! I told my husband and daughter the ingredients and they said I had really lost my mind. Well I did it and proved them wrong, they all work wonderful together and have made a great smoothie for me to keep making.
1 cup unsweetened home made almond milk (recipe here)
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 tablespoon almond butter (or peanut butter)
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
1 tablespoon protein powder (I used – Gluten-Free Rice Protein Powder)
1 tablespoon honey (could use pitted dates or any sugar substitute)
1 tablespoon cacao (or cocoa)
light sprinkle of himalayan pink sea salt
1 tsp melted coconut oil
Mix all ingredients above then add about 12 oz crushed ice slowly until you get it to the consistency you desire. I used a NUTRiBULLET which has been a great purchase and not too expensive.
You could add coffee as well if you like Frappuccino’s!
I have my protein, omega-3, lignans, fiber, antioxidants, potassium, vitamins, good fats, natural sugar, immunity builder, and no dairy for my IBS trigger!!!