Chocolate Sea Salt Smoothie

This Chocolate Sea Salt Smoothie is one way to get a delicious break to your fast or a meal-on-the-go inside you without having to worry about dodgy ingredients and an icky taste like so many commerically-bought smoothies do. And while I love most things with sea salt, chocolate sea salt is for sure one of my favorites. It makes me feel like I must be drinking something naughty, when in fact with this Chocolate Sea Salt Smoothie it’s just all goodness all the way.

It takes just a few minutes and a quick whizz in the blender to whip up before you’ll be on your way out the door or sitting down to enjoy your smoothie. Smoothies used to be The Thing in the health-food world and people everywhere would start their days blending up some banana-berry-and-spinach-filled concoction. But those were mostly huge sugar rushes in disguise – even when crammed with whole foods. This Chocolate Sea Salt Smoothie on the other hand is sugar-free part from the minimal carbs that come in macadamia nuts and almonds and the fiber that comes in the cocoa powder.

If you are not a dark chocolate fan, check out the Top Recipe Tips below to make it a less intense flavor. Or, of course, just skip this recipe. For those of you who love dark chocolate this will be just the ticket for an easy, delicious keto meal or even dessert after your main meal.

 

Chocolate Sea Salt Smoothie

Author: Carrie Brown | Prep time:  3 mins   |   Cook time:  0 mins  |   Total time: 3 mins  |  Serves: 1

What You Need

  • 1 cup / 8 fl oz. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 oz. / 30g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ oz. / 30g allulose (or to taste)
  • 1 oz. / 30g macadamia nuts
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. guar gum

 

What You Do

  1. Place all the ingredients EXCEPT the guar gum in a blender. Put the lid on and blend on high until completely smooth.
  2. Turn the blender to low speed  and remove the cap from the lid.
  3. Carefully tap the guar gum through the hole in the lid and blend for 15 seconds.

 

Top Recipe Tips

  • Do not overblend after adding the guar gum or you will have a gooey texture to your smoothie.
  • If you omit the guar gum you will not have nearly as good a texture or consistency.
  • If the chocolate flavor seems bitter, add ¼ tsp. more sea salt. If it still seems too dark for you, add another cup of unsweetened almond milk and divide into 2 servings, storing the second serving in a covered container in the fridge.
  • If you want a sweeter smoothie, simply add more sweetener to taste.

 

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Substitutions

  • Don’t. Just buy the correct ingredients and you, too, shall have a fabulous outcome!
  • Since the sweetener is there only to sweeten you can use any non-caloric sweetener of your choice.
  • If you leave out the guar gum you will have a very thin smoothie and it will not be as filling.

 

 

 

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  • Debby Longenecker - Going to make this yummy looking smoothie after my fast. 😉ReplyCancel

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