Carob powder is very similar to cocoa powder. It is made from a bean like pod that is ground into a powder. It has an earthier flavor than chocolate but none of the caffeine. It is an excellent replacement for cocoa powder in any of your recipes. It looks exactly the same so it won’t change the appearance of what you are making. Carob powder would also make a great dusting powder to put on top of desserts to make them look a little bit more decadent.
As all smoothies these are super quick and easy. The kids will love these too. My step-kids were drooling over them. The best part is they think they are getting a big glass of chocolate but are none the wiser. Love those kinds of foods.
Put the following ingredients in a blender and mix together
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1 Cup Plain Yogurt
- 3 Tbsp Carob Powder
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Bananas
Mix until smooth. If you really want to trick your kids (or spouse) toss a couple chocolate chips on top 😉