Banana and Caramel Smoothie (Green Smoothie / Green Thickie)



Banana and Caramel Smoothie

4 Way Smoothie

Banana and Caramel Smoothie (Green Smoothie / Green Thickie)

I couldn’t publish a recipe for caramel without a caramel smoothie to go with it.  The caramel in this banana and caramel smoothie makes it so sweet and creamy.  This smoothie feels like a really indulgent treat.

I’ve recently been away for a while staying with family so I’ve not been creating as many smoothies as I normally do, but I did make this one before I went and couldn’t wait to share it with you.

It was lovely to relax and do some reading while I was away as I hardly used my laptop at all.  I read some great health books including  The Coconut Oil Miracle and it was extremely convincing.  I had actually read a similar book on my quest to overcome chronic fatigue syndrome and I did start to include coconut oil in my diet and did feel a lot better.  However I soon forgot about the benefits of coconut when I started the 80/10/10 Diet.  I have always been a big believer of the health benefits of unprocessed foods and all fruits and vegetables but I was still undecided about the fat content in coconut.  However once you read this book I’m sure you’ll be just as convinced as I am that coconut is extremely good for you, and pretty much the more the better.

So I’ve started including much more coconut in my diet which involves putting more coconut in my smoothies and using coconut oil for all my cooking.  But don’t worry I’ll still give you a balance of smoothies that don’t all contain coconut.  I’m going to be posting much more on the benefits of coconut in the future.

Banana and Caramel Smoothie

Banana and Caramel SmoothieI originally created this smoothie without coconut milk but I think it tastes so much creamier and richer with it.

I’m not usually a fan of walnuts in smoothies but I think it goes so well in this smoothie.  The caramel makes the smoothie so sweet, the nuttiness of the walnuts really balance out the sweetness.

This recipe includes a one ingredient vegan caramel.  To learn how to make caramel, you can have a look at my previous recipe which was a big hit!  Remember to allow your caramel to soften before you add it to your blender otherwise it will be like a a big brick flying around in there.

This banana and Caramel smoothie is made with a beautiful homemade vegan caramel.

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Banana and Caramel Smoothie (Green Smoothie / Green Thickie)

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

2 servings

Number of servings: Approximately 1 pint

Banana and Caramel Smoothie (Green Smoothie / Green Thickie)

The caramel in this banana and caramel smoothie makes it so sweet and creamy. This smoothie feels like a really indulgent treat.

Ingredients

FRUIT SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS
1 Cup of Coconut Milk
1 Cup Non Dairy Milk (oat, rice, soya, almond, hemp, coconut drink or raw nut or seed milk) If you are drinking this straight away substitute half a cup for ice.
¼ Cup of Walnuts (or any nuts and seeds)
2 Tablespoons of Caramel (Click here for the recipe)
3 Bananas
TO MAKE INTO A GREEN SMOOTHIE Add:
1 Cup Spinach, tightly packed or 2 cups loosely packed. (Or any other mild greens)
TO MAKE INTO A FRUIT THICKIE Add:
1 Cup Oats Or one cup of Quinoa
TO MAKE INTO A GREEN THICKIE Add:
1 Cup Spinach, tightly packed or 2 cups loosely packed. (Or any other mild greens)
1 Cup Oats Or one cup of Quinoa

Instructions

If your caramel is too hard, make sure you soften it first by placing the bowl/jar in another bowl of boiling water.

Blend the ingredients in the order listed. If you are making a green smoothie blend the greens and liquid first and then blend the rest of the ingredients. This creates more space in your blender. Add more water if required to thin it out. Substitute any of the ingredients for whatever you already have. If your smoothie is too warm, you can cool it down in the fridge or freeze some of your ingredients before blending. It is better to add frozen ingredients at the end to cool the smoothie down.

NOTE: The calories shown are for half of the fruit smoothie ingredients listed as this smoothie serves 2.

Notes

If you are new to Green Thickies and have more questions about making the perfect green thickie, please read this guide on How to make a Green Thickie . Or read this guide on How to make a smoothie perfect every time.

Suitable for Special Diets: Gluten free (Use GF Oats or Quinoa), raw (Use raw oats/quinoa), vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, egg free, sugar free, wheat free, soya free (don’t use soya milk), salt free, nut free (replace nuts with any plain seeds)* If you want to check if you can drink green thickies on your special diet please read this first. This will suggest some substitutions so you can still enjoy Green Thickies with ingredients you can tolerate.

http://www.greenthickies.com/banana-and-caramel-smoothie/



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Comments

  1. This looks AMAZING, I can’t wait to give it a try. Maybe today if I can find a banana! :)

  2. Jenny$1983 says:

    I’m pretty sure I’d be happy to live off this smoothie! Banana walnut is a great combination, and when you add caramel, oh wow! I love caramel, toffee and fudge in any form so I stay away from it because I just couldn’t stop eating it if I started :-/

    By the way, I thought you had stopped blogging because I’ve not been getting email updates – is it that they haven’t been sent or that I’m not getting them? I hope you had a nice stay with your family :)

    • Hi Jenny. Yes I know what you mean, I can’t stop eating caramel once I start too. Although this one is more apple tasting so I’m not sure I’d just eat it on it’s own. No I’ve not stopped blogging but I’ve not been blogging as often for a few reasons. One of which is that I’ve had a laptop which has been dying a death and became unusable. It would take me all week just to do one post but I’ve got a new one now so hopefully things will pick up a bit.
      That’s not so good you’ve not been getting the emails. Are you signed up to feedburner or my email subscription with mailchimp? Maybe you could try and sign up again and let me know whether you start getting them. Thanks for letting me know.
      I wonder if anyone else is having that problem.

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