Carob Banana Breakfast Smoothie Treat!

Ingredients
1/4 cup raw almonds
1.5 cups filtered water
a crushed vanilla bean or 1 tsp alcohol-free natural vanilla essence
1 tsp dairy-free pro-biotic powder*
2 ripe or overripe bananas
1 tbsp (or be more generous! yum!) raw carob bean powder
pinch to 1/2 tsp spirulina powder
tiny pinch of sea salt

Method
Add almonds, water, vanilla and pro-biotic powder to blender, blend until smooth (it will be slightly warm by this stage, activating the pro-biotic). Add remaining ingredients, blend until well combined. Serves 2.

Notes
Serve over ice if you’d prefer your drink cooled rather than room temperature-ish, or use refrigerated or frozen bananas.

You can store it in the fridge for a 2-4 days, during which the pro-biotics will flourish.

*Animal-free/dairy-free pro-biotic powders typically contain lactobacillus acidophilus, bifidobacterium lactis, and/or oligofructos. These are fungus-like, unicellular microorganisms, also found in soy yogurt, similar to yeast, from the bacteria kingdom rather than animal. Unlike animals, they don’t have capacity for suffering, thinking, etc, and you’ll be giving the blighters a happy home inside you anyhow! And they will help maintain your gut flora health. The point is: it’s vegan. icon smile Carob Banana Breakfast Smoothie Treat!

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  • George

    This smoothie is awesome!! I also use whole vanilla beans, and have experimented with different varieties for different flavors as well! The Mexican vanilla beans from http://www.beanilla.com go so well with the almonds!

    Thanks!

  • ChelB

    This recipe looks great!! : ) I love bananas and have been a big fan of carob from childhood! I’m a 70′s baby so grew up with homemade carob cookies. I am new to using spirulina powder so this may be my first recipe. I’m super excited that I found your blog!

  • tuimeltje

    Sounds delish! I never considered chucking pro-biotics in my smoothies. Will try that next time I make some.

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