This banana-free carob raspberry shake combines the two main ingredients with avocado, honey, and vanilla to create a lip-lickin' mid-day or early morning cup of goodness!
Carob is often described as an alternative to chocolate, and it's kind of hit or miss with most people.
I love carob!
Though it resembles cocoa in appearance and can be used in much the same way, the taste is something quite different. Sweet, with an almost caramel, malty flavor, it's like a dream for those with caffeine sensitivities.
Don't get me wrong, I love chocolate, but because I rotate my foods to avoid allergies, I don't (read: can't) eat it every day.
This shake was my answer to a chocolate craving on a non-chocolate day, lol.
'But, Lauren, you said carob doesn't taste anything like chocolate!'
True, yes, but it's amazing what the mind is capable of, in terms of trickery. Carob looks like cocoa, therefore, it will suffice on non-cocoa days!
A bonus with carob is you don't need as much (or any) sweetener to consume it. Unlike cocoa powder, carob is naturally sweet!
Carob powder and raspberries are simply delicious together in this recipe, and with the addition of a small amount of avocado, honey, and vanilla, I truly think you'll be swooning after your first drink!
Carob Raspberry Shake
- 1 cup milk of your choice
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- 2 Tbsp carob powder see Notes
- 1 tsp honey
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ avocado
- 3 ice cubes, tray-sized
- stevia to taste (I add in about five drops)
- Blend everything together until smooth and well combined.
I like to use my Homemade Coconut Milk in this recipe.
This is the carob powder I use, which is aces!
I love using Manuka honey in this, which is touted to be helpful with digestion and allergies.
Some of the items I use in this recipe include: