Protein Shake Ingredients2 avocados 2-3 cups unsweetened coconut milk 2-3 tablespoons carob powder 10 drops liquid vanilla stevia 1-2 tablespoons coconut nectar, to taste 1/2 cup ice cubes 1 ½ tablespoons coconut oil, melted
It’s hard to believe now that there was a time when I didn’t know the wonder of avocados. Sure, I had eaten them before, but usually just in guacamole. I hadn’t yet discovered their true awesomeness and versatility.
When my friend suggested to me that I add avocado to my smoothies, I looked at her like she was crazy. Most likely because I associated avocados with a more savory flavor while I like my smoothies to be sweet. But oh, how wrong I was.
First of all, I can’t even really taste the avocado when I add it to a smoothie. But the part I didn’t even know I was missing is the awesome texture avocados add! This smoothie is one of the creamiest and well… smoothest ones I’ve ever had. And the flavor of the carob powder gives it a delicious flavor that reminds me of a chocolate milkshake.
I use vanilla-flavored stevia to sweeten it but you can also use regular stevia or vanilla extract. You can also add more carob to your liking or use cocoa powder for a more chocolaty taste. I love adding coconut oil to my smoothies too because of its many health benefits, especially for your digestive system. This smoothie is the best of both worlds… indulgent AND good for you!