Sugar-Free Vegan Carob Smoothie

Sugar-Free Vegan Carob Smoothie Recipe

I fell in love with my Sugar-Free Vegan Creamy Chocolate Smoothie recipe, a couple of weeks ago. And, before I knew it, I was indulging everyday for four days straight. I was so excited to come up with a sugar-free smoothie recipe, that I forgot about how much caffeine I was consuming.

Caffeine makes me feel pretty anxious and jittery. But it’s a sensation I’m willing to put up with just to indulge in a chocolatey treat from time-to-time. But my willingness to go to that place lasted only so long, and the following week I found myself pondering how to have a sugar-free smoothie without having chocolate.

I find enjoying a smoothie difficult because you typically have to cram it with fruit or added sugar. So, I usually don’t have smoothies very often; since I live sugar-free (I do eat fruit, but not in large quantities — it’s too sweet!).

Sugar-Free Vegan Carob Smoothie Recipe

It didn’t take long for me to think of carob as a substitute for my sugar-free chocolate smoothie recipe. I absolutely LOVE carob. It reminds me of my childhood.

As a kid, I used to have serious migraines each month: from the age of 8 to 15. My doctor didn’t want to prescribe medication, since I was so young, so he recommended diet modifications.

Transforming my diet to help me deal with chronic illness is nothing new; I’ve been doing it since I was eight. To lessen the severity of my migraines, I had to quit caffeine, preservatives, cheese, and red meat. That meant a childhood without chocolate or most soda pops!

And, I never gave it much thought. When the family ordered pizza, they ordered one without cheese. My mom gave me hot carob instead of hot chocolate. And, I was fine with that. I thought carob was delicious and I could live without cheese.

Have you ever tried carob? I have a preference for the roasted kind rather than the raw version. It’s really wonderful in a smoothie.

Sugar-Free Vegan Carob Smoothie Recipe

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A delicious, caffeine-free, sugar-free, vegan recipe to satisfy any milkshake craving. It’s extra thick and creamy.
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Serves: 1

Ingredients
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup of full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 3 tbsp of carob powder
  • 1 Medjool date
  • 1 small pinch of salt
  • 15 drops of NuNaturals vanilla liquid stevia
  • 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 5 ice cubes

Instructions
  1. Into a blender (I use a Vitamix), add all of the ingredients: except all of the ice cubes. At first, just add 3 ice cubes.
  2. Blend the smoothie ingredients until very smooth.
  3. Add the final 2 ice cubes and blend, again, until thick and smooth.

 

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