This is low carb with added protein.
Make and share this Coconut Smoothie recipe from Food.com.
- 16 ounces coconut milk (or two portions homemade see my recipe)
- 1 -2 tablespoon protein powder (from goat's milk preferably)
- 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon flax seed (ground)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1⁄4 teaspoon stevia powder (or your preferred sweetener)
- 10 -12 ice cubes
- Place all ingredients in a blender on high speed until well combined.
- You may add more or less ice, depending on how cold you like a smoothie.
I've made one similar to this but for one serving:
1/2 can coconut milk (can use light, but it's better with full fat),
2 to 3 Tbsp carob powder (cocoa if you can have it),
5 drops liquid stevia,
pinch of salt,
1/2 cup water,
6 ice cubes.
Add a 1/6 of a banana if you want it to taste like a Chocolate Monkey.
You can also add a hand full of spinach (can't taste it),
protein powder (I use goat milk protein powder as well)%u2013it does taste a bit chalky, but that's the nature of protein powders,
or a scoop of Vega (http://shopca.myvega.com/vega/Vega-Nutritional-Products/vega-energizing-smoothie-natural-pouch).
MCT oil would be good to add too.
It's like a chocolate milkshake but no sugar, not a tonne of calories and full of healthy fats.
BTW, fat doesn't make you fat, sugar and carbs make you fat (the reason why diets like Atkins work).
This is just what I have been looking for! Finally a way to get some good fats into breakfast. I omitted the flax seed because I was afraid of grainy-ness and added 2 raw egg yolks! I may make ice cubes from pineapple juice next time.
I`m so sorry but this was a very guilty drink so high in fat. I didn`t realize that when I tagged it. I found it a bit powdery. This is good for those that want to gain weigh and or muscle. May want to try it with low fat milk in place of half the coconut milk.