If you have yet to try the Holy Cow, LC/GF Brownies recipe from this blog then you are missing out, because today’s recipe is centered around those brownies.
Yesterday on Instagram I shared this image shortly after making the smoothie. I feel compelled to apologize that the cup isn’t filled up all the way. It’s mostly because I’m not a major chocolate fan. But I hope you can over look a half full glass and be tempted to try this amazing recipe!
I know chocolate smoothies tend to be a hit with most folks, personally I think you need a high quality cocoa in order to achieve that decadent, rich, chocolatey goodness that tricks your brain into thinking that you’re being bad only you’re not. Now, my recipe uses vanilla but chocolate can easily be used instead. I prefer to use True Whey Protein Powder, it’s sweetened with Stevia, has 1g net carb per scoop, is soy free(which is important for us PCOS Cysters), and the vanilla flavor works with every flavor of smoothie I have made thus far!
What you’ll need:
1 1/2 c heavy cream
1 c ice cubes
Almond milk, optional to thin out
2 tblsp unsweetened Ghirardelli Cocoa Powder
2 tblsp Stevia in the Raw
2 scoops True Whey Protein Powder
2 Holy Cow, LC/GF brownies
Other add ins:
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
Low carb chocolate sauce, drizzled
Whipped cream, on top
Dark chocolate nibs, garnish
In a blender, add all the ingredients minus the brownies, and use the ice crush setting. If it gets too thick, add a splash of almon milk to thin out. Add brownies and other optional add ins; pulse a few times to incorporate completely. Portion out into your favorite glass(es) and enjoy!
My nephew wanted a mint flavor, so in his glass I added a few drops of peppermint extract into his cup. My mom tried a spoonful and was blown away by how much it tasted just like the brownies(she’s my blueberry smoothie fan). Even G-Man was impressed and I can barely get him to have anything but a strawberry smoothie.
So what are the carbs for this glass of sinful goodness? Are you sitting down?!
3g net carbs
Now, I use MyFitnessPal to calculate and this could change depending on the brand of ingredients you use.
So far I have made several different flavors, in future I may get a wild hair and blog about them.
Mint Chocolate Chip
Double Mint Chocolate Chip
Tropical Fruit with Pomegranate
Also check out my Pinterest board of low carb smoothie recipes, I have found oodles of delicious recipes on there. I like to look through even the high carb smoothie recipes for inspiration and figure out how to make them low carb.
Y’all have a blessed weekend and take care!