A little over a week ago, we found out that our youngest daughter is allergic to peanuts as well as a few other foods. The allergies are in the moderate-low range, however the nurse said to keep an eye on the peanut allergy as it could become worse.
I’ll have to say, our little girl was pretty disappointed to learn she was allergic to one of her very favorite foods — tomatoes not so much, but peanut butter!
She loves peanut butter!
I tried to encourage her with all the foods she is not allergic to and mentioned that almond butter is pretty amazing! She was delighted, and I think she is going to be very pleased with this new smoothie — although I’m going to have to replace the banana in hers. Another allergy!
I hope you will enjoy this new recipe as well!
Chocolate Almond-Coconut Smoothie
*I prefer to use all organic ingredients
1 cup vanilla almond milk
2/3-3/4 cup ice
1 banana, in pieces
1/2 cup raw oats
2-3 Tablespoons almond butter
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
2-3 Tablespoons shaved coconut
In a blender, combine all ingredients and pulse until mixture begins to combine.
-Mix on medium-high for approximately 45 seconds or until smooth.
-Garnish with additional coconut and a few chocolate shavings, if desired.
-Serves one, but can easily be doubled.
A rich and creamy smoothie that is perfect for breakfast, a snack or even dessert!