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.
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.
The 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 essence here 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
- 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
- Blend everything until smooth.
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