Here’s a somewhat indulgent yet easy low carb snack recipe: Chocolate Smoothie. All extremely healthy ingredients with no grain, no added sugar. If you want to go lower carb, eliminate the orange. I have an orange tree right in my backyard, so I can’t resist 😉 Plus, it was Valentine’s Day yesterday – this was my special treat.
I had this as dessert yesterday, but I’ll often have a smoothie in the afternoon without the cacao powder (I try to avoid all cacao & chocolate products due to the fermentation processing – I have a mold sensitivity). I’ll use a teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice instead. The orange is eliminated off-season. The coconut oil is optional, depending on hunger. Different berries can be substituted. Raw cream is awesome if you have a local source (replaces the oil and orange).
So you see, it’s a very flexible recipe! ‘Cause that’s the way I roll 😉
easy low carb snack recipes: chocolate smoothie
- 1/4 C frozen blueberries
- 1/2 green-tipped banana, peeled
- 1 small peeled orange
- 2 T organic extra-virgin coconut oil*
- 2 T organic raw cacao powder*
- 2 raw organic free-range eggs
Place all ingredients in 2-cup glass measuring cup or similar vessel. Blend with hand blender til smooth. If it’s chilly and your coconut oil is solid, it will take a little longer. Pour into tall glass and enjoy!
If you’re used to sweets, you may want to add stevia. I think it’s quite a treat as-is. I hope you enjoy my easy low carb snack recipe: Chocolate Smoothie. Share with your friends via the buttons below!
*available at health food stores, or cheaper at vitacost.com.