Carob and maple syrup shake

This weekend I FINALLY purchased a Nutribullet. Even as I picked up the blender in my local Argos store, the woman serving me said ‘that product will change your life – I’ve never eaten soups so smooth!’ She couldn’t have been more accurate, and I’ve only had it 48 hours! It’s speed and power is incredible – I have blitzed my breakfast smoothie and afternoon shakes in a matter of seconds.

This simple recipe is a godsend for me at the moment, as I’m not tolerating cacao very well and as a result, my sugar cravings are in overdrive! Carob is an amazing alternative to cacao. To be frank, no it doesn’t taste exactly like chocolate – but it’s a good place to start. Especially for those who are caffeine sensitive, like me! Carob is a natural sweetener – is low in fibre, low in fat, packed with calcium and caffeine free! The fruit carob is the pod of a tree- which grows in the Mediterranean. Maple syrup provides the perfect partner to carob – packing a punch of sweet flavour. HURRAY! A one stop shake to replace your chocolate milkshake cravings..

IMG_3091Carob & maple syrup shake

Serves 1. Gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegetarian, vegan.

2 tablespoons of carob powder

2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup (depending how sweet you like it!)

300 ml coconut milk (or any other plant based milk)

Optional: 1 teaspoon of nut butter (Peanut/almond/cashew work nicely)

Method: Spoon in the carob powder, maple syrup and nut butter to your blender. Add the coconut milk and blitz!! Delicious replacement for a chocolate milkshake in seconds!

LOFFLEX friendly: On the LOFFLEX diet, plant based milk with maple syrup should be easily tolerated. Carob powder is debated – but I’ve found it works perfectly for me!

Enjoy!

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