This is the perfect energy smoothie with satiating protein, healthy fat which helps your body absorb the iron in the molasses, and slow burning carbs. Not to mention it’s totally delicious! It’s an awesome morning smoothie because it will give you sustained energy without the jitteriness or crash you get from coffee. Carob is not quite as popular as cacao, but is a great complement to the diet, especially for those looking to lower bad cholesterol. But if you have a cholesterol issue, skip the coconut milk in this recipe and use coconut water instead. Those with cholesterol issues want as low fat as possible.
Carob contains Gallic acid that works as an analgesic, anti-allergic, antibacterial, antioxidant, antiviral and antiseptic. Carob also improves digestion and contains 24 polyphenol compounds, 26 percent of which were flavonoids, plant-based compounds with powerful antioxidant properties. It also contains a significant amount of the antioxidant compounds myricetin and quercetin.
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 tbsp organic carob powder
- 2 tsp organic, unsulphured blackstrap molasses
Blend until smooth and enjoy! Top with coconut flakes if desired.