Carob smoothie

This is my current favourite smoothie. Carob doesn’t taste like chocolate, so don’t think of it as a substitute because it has its own merits. During the war, people would eat carob pods as a way of surviving the food shortages. The bushy tree grows to about 18m high. They are low maintenance and tolerate drought conditions.

The carob and aloe vera in this smoothie are fantastic for inflammation. Use cocoa if you want.

1 tsp carob or cocoa
1 banana
½ cup of almond milk, rice milk or milk
1 tbsp aloe vera (optional)
1 tsp honey (optional)
dash of cinnamon (optional)

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth.

Serves 1.

2 thoughts on “Carob smoothie”

    1. I’ve only seen aloe vera available as a liquid or capsules. I use the the juice form which needs to be stored in the fridge. I don’t recommend having it by itself as it tastes ordinary. I think you can buy it freeze-dried as a powder too.

      BTW Aloe vera has excellent healing propertities and the gel is ideal for minor burns and sun burn.

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