What is the epitome of gluttony for you?…
For me, it’s the chocolate malt. My husband was all about the milkshakes until I introduced him to this temptress of a dessert. Now, he has seen the light….
For years, I’ve scoured the web looking for a healthy alternative to using malted milk powder. Lucuma, mesquite, maca…they’ve all made their way into my blender to no avail. I like all of these ingredients well enough, but there’s something a bit off about each of them for me, not to mention they’re all costly and don’t agree with me the best. 🙁
Who would have thought I’d finally perfect the recipe using staples in my home…and NO actual chocolate.
This delicious 'malt' is an incredible facsimile for the traditionally high fat, high sugar variety!
- 3/4 c. almond milk
- 2 T. raw almond butter
- 1 1/2 frozen bananas
- 1/2 room temperature banana
- 1-1 1/2 t. carob powder start with 1 teaspoon and add more if desired (this is what makes it!)
- 1/8 t. almond extract
- 1/2 t. vanilla extract
- dash sea salt
- 8 drops liquid stevia or 1 soft date
- 6 ice cubes the size I use comes from traditional ice cube trays
- Put everything into a high-powered blender, and puree!
The nutrition facts are based on using stevia and 2.5 grams (1 teaspoon) of carob powder. Weight Watchers points (new system): 7
Now, I know this isn’t ice cream and malt powder, but this is a darn fine alternative (and it’s healthy!).
For those of you that may be thinking, ‘I don’t like carob’….let me just say that the amount in here is really only enough to give off a malt taste, rather than a strong ‘earthy’ flavor (just don’t exceed 1 1/2 teaspoons).
For stevia, I’ve really been enjoying this one by Body Ecology…
…if you can see the ingredients list, there are only two: stevia powder and water. No maltodextrin, no ‘flavors’, artificial or natural, and no alcohol! A great find for a bubble girl, such as myself.
What products are you most fond of right now?
Aside from the stevia, I recently purchased a NutriBullet, and it is awesome. I completely pulverizes anything you put into it, and it is easy to clean! I have an array of blenders and processors, but am always looking for something with even more power and capability.