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P3 hCG Diet Recipes: Carob Vanilla Bean Smoothie
This. Is. To DIE For. Seriously, I think I just finished eating a small bowl of heaven. I’m trying to reach outside my comfort zone and get creative lately because due to my many food allergies, my choices for eating “fun” food- ie, something that tastes sweet, is vastly narrowed these days. This came out SO delicious that I literally can’t wait to call my mom and tell her to try it. Since it’s 10:18pm at night right now while I’m writing this I guess it will have to wait till morning. Please do me a favor and DON”T SKIP THE REAL VANILLA BEAN. It really does make that much of a difference.
The entire smoothie is only 264 calories and 14 grams of carbs. And it tastes like dessert. It IS dessert. How much better can it get honestly?
Carob Vanilla Bean Smoothie
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 heaping tsp. Carob Powder
- paste from 1 Vanilla Bean(demonstration of this below)
- 1/4 avocado
- 2 droppersful English Toffee Liquid Stevia
- 1 tbs. SunButter(sunflower seed butter-great if you’re allergic to nuts)
- 1/3 cup lowfat cottage cheese
- 10 ice cubes
- Steviato taste
Just stick it all in the vitamix or blender and blend away. If you are not using a vitamix, you might need to add just a bit more water- maybe 1/8th cup- so that it’s not quite so thick so the blender can do it’s work. Don’t underestimate the power of using a real vanilla bean- the flavor is simply outstanding.
Nutrition and Calorie Stats for the Carob and Vanilla Bean Smoothie as follows:
It’s important after you’ve gone to all the trouble of using HCG Injections or RX hCG Drops and doing the VLCD (very low calorie diet) that you take phase 3 of the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Diet just as seriously. But avoiding all the obvious starches and sugars doesn’t have to mean that you never eat anything sweet. This particular smoothie recipe was yummy enough that even my darling husband of 12 years who HATES stevia, raised his eyebrows in surprise that it actually tasted pretty darn good to him. WIN!
The other thing that I particularly like over modified baked goods, is that Stevia can pretty much stand on it’s own in cold smoothies and give all the sweet taste one needs. When it comes to baking, it’s often more necessary to use some type of sugar alcohol like Xylitol or Erythritol though as Stevia doesn’t taste nearly as good when baked, and I just find in general that due to my IBS and chronic health issues, my tummy just doesn’t feel too hot with those ingredients. If you have fairly good digestive health though, both Xylitol and Erythritol are a great substitute for sugar in baking low carb phase 3 recipes.
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