Chocolate Covered Marzipan Smoothie

Chocolate Covered Marzipan Smoothie

Chocolate Covered Marzipan Smoothie

Now that Christmas is over you may feel the need to start eating some healthier foods and ditch the chocolate.  But why can’t we have our chocolate and our healthier food in the same glass?  This Chocolate Covered Marzipan Smoothie will sort out your chocolate cravings and give you a much needed natural boost at the same time.

Sneaky greens

As I’ve been off green foods lately due to my pregnancy I thought I’d try some ‘sneaky greens’ in my own food and it worked amazingly well in this smoothie as it tasted so good.  I honestly couldn’t tell there were any greens in there.  It’s important for me not to be able to see any green at the moment either as even the sight of them makes me feel sick.  This is not so good for someone with a green smoothie’s website!  Pregnancies are a strange thing!  You can leave out the greens if you’re not a fan.  Lately I’ve not really been liking smoothies thick but this one really suits having some oats in it.  Again the choice is yours.

Chocolate Covered Marzipan SmoothieThe secret ingredient for that marzipan taste

There is one essential secret ingredient in this smoothie that makes it taste exactly like marzipan.  That is Almond Essence! (or Almond Extract)  The recipe simply doesn’t taste special without it, but with it I can almost imagine myself biting into some luscious marzipan as it tastes amazing.  I recently bought myself some almond essence and I don’t know how I lived without it so long as it enhances every recipe I’ve tried it in.  I’ve added it to these healthy muffins (I use date paste instead of sugar) and these gorgeously healthy chocolates. (I just made the chocolates without the filling, used carob powder instead of cacao and added a bit of date paste)  Yum yum yum!  You can get yourself some almond essenchere if you don’t have any.  Once you add some to your smoothies, you’ll wonder how you lived without it too!

Is there such a thing as healthy chocolate?

Another thing I should mention is that chocolate doesn’t agree with me most of the time.  I do indulge occassionally and just have to live with shaking and being awake all night long, but it’s not something that I like to go through too often.  I have enough of pregnancy insomnia to content with at the moment.  So I also finally went back to carob and got myself a nice big batch of Organic Carob Powder and I can now make gorgeous homemade chocolates and chocolate smoothies and I can barely tell it’s not chocolate.  You can use either cocoa powder or carob powder for this recipe.  It works with either.  So in the future I’m sure you’ll see lots more chocolaty recipes coming your way.


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Chocolate Covered Marzipan Smoothie

Chocolate Covered Marzipan Smoothie

There is one secret ingredient to this healthy Chocolate Covered Marzipan Smoothie, and once you include it you can literally imagine you’re eating marzipan!

  • Author: Katherine Kyle
  • Prep Time: 2 Minutes
  • Total Time: 2 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Drink
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Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Almond Milk or any dairy free milk
  • 1 mango chopped or 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/4 Cup of Almonds (or ground almonds or almond flour for an easier blend)
  • 6 Tablespoons of carob or cocoa powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of dates or date syrup or another sweetener to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of almond essence/ Almond Extract

OPTIONAL:

  • 2 Tablespoons of almond butter
  • 1 Cup of Oats (for a thicker more filling smoothie)
  • 1 Cup of Spinach (You can’t taste them at all honestly) OR if you run out of fresh greens, add 2 scoops of Amazing Green Powder for an extra healthy green boost

Instructions

  1. Blend everything until smooth.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 500 ml/ 1 pint/ 20 oz

Katherine Kyle @ Green Thickies

Founder at Green Thickies
Katherine lost 56 pounds and recovered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Green Thickies.
Read Katherine's inspiring comeback story, From Fat and Fatigued To Lean and Loving Life In 4 Months.
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Comments

  1. Hi! I followed the link from FB to this delicious sounding recipe, but I’m not seeing a recipe. I’m not sure if it’s just on my end or something went wrong with the post. Can’t wait to try this chocolate covered marzipan smoothie!

  2. This looks delicious – so many good things in a single glass. Gorgeous :)

  3. That looks and sounds so good ;)
    Thanks for sharing on Lifeologia’s Potluck Party ~ Clean Eating
    http://www.lifeologia.com/potluck-party-clean-eating-recipes-gluten-free-vegan/

    xo
    Ella

  4. Hello Katherine! I love the name “Green Thickies”! ;) I’m a big supporter of green smoothies and it’s so fun to come across your site with new recipes and ideas. Looking forward to trying this smoothie in particular. I like how you incorporated carob powder! It has such a round and malty flavor. Can’t wait to slurp this one up! Have a fabulous week!

  5. Sounds fabulous – love eating “chocolate” without feeling guilty. :) Thanks for sharing this on Wildcrafting Wednesday! :)

  6. This sounds delicious! I will make it with raw milk, and definitely add the almond butter! I love almond butter in smoothies. :)

  7. This sounds so yummy. I don’t have almond essence, but I just might have to get some! Thank you for linking up to Healthy 2Day Wednesday; we’ll see you next week!

  8. Yummy, Chocolate, can’t wait to taste this one. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  10. I have never had marzipan! Excited to learn about it! Got this tweeted and pinned! Thanks for linking up at Gluten Free Fridays! See you again this week!

  11. I love marzipan and I start every day with a green smoothie so I can’t wait to try this. I’ve got everything but the mangos so that’s going on this weeks grocery list!

  12. I clicked the link for the almond essence and it didn’t seem to work. I searched for “Fronteir Almond Essence” and nothing was found on Amazon. Can you suggest some other brands to try?

    Thanks!

  13. Hi, love the look of this recipe but curious as to how many it serves? I only have a limited amount of space in my fridge/freezer and want to ensure I have a nice variety in my diet (doing a smoothie ‘fast’ this week to boost my weight loss). I have been surfing through your site for a few days and want to try as many recipes as possible but don’t want to be left with loads of leftovers.

  14. I made this smoothie this morning. Its really a meal in a glass! I used all the options. The only change I made was to use 1 cup of turnip greens and 1 cup of spinach which you definitely will not taste. My husband will be so happy to get his half of the smoothie when he gets home from work. I always ask him to try to guess what’s in the smoothies. He probably won’t figure this one out except for the chocolate and the almond.

  15. I will be making the marzipan smoothie today. I wanted to know Katherine how many calories are in this smoothie because I love chocolate?

  16. The link to the “healthy chocolates” doesn’t seem to work.

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