Tastes-Like-Caramel Creamy Greeny Smoothie

from The Blender Girl Smoothies app

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Due to the huge popularity of the The Blender Girl Smoothies app, I'm delighted to announce that Random House have turned the app into a book. I really hope we're able to offer the app for android users in the future. Until then, The Blender Girl Smoothies smoothies book contains the same 100 recipes and all of my top smoothie tips and tricks. The book launches on April 8th.

To celebrate, I'm enjoying one of the most popular recipes from the app - the Creamy Dreamy. This healthy green smoothie tastes like dessert in a glass. But, it's really not that indulgent. The mixture of almond milk, mango, peach, banana, and maple syrup creates a delectable taste sensation that conjures up notes of of caramel. You do need to get the balance of ingredients juuuust right to get the effect I'm talking about. So, tweak and add ingredients to taste. Amp up the effect with the lucuma powder booster, which is rich in vitamins A and C, and is great for boosting immunity and vision.

Leave a comment below and let me know if you think it tastes like caramel.

Find this recipe and more delicious smoothies in The Blender Girl Smoothies app.

*Probiotic Powder - I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt - I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.

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Tastes-Like-Caramel Creamy Greeny Smoothie

Tastes-Like-Caramel Creamy Greeny Smoothie

from The Blender Girl Smoothies app

Makes two 16-ounce glasses10 MINS
  • 2 cups (480ml) unsweetened almond milk (strained if homemade)
  • 1/2 teaspoon probiotic powder (optional, see post)
  • 2 cups (86g) firmly packed baby spinach
  • 1/2 medium-sized sliced banana
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
  • Pinch of Celtic sea salt (optional, see post)
  • 1 cup (160g) frozen mango
  • 1 cup (160g) frozen peaches

Optional Boosters

Throw everything into your blender (including any boosters) and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. Tweak maple syrup to taste to get the caramel flavor.

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