This is not your typical, casual sugar drink. It’s loaded with ingredients that will help keep your appetite at bay. Perfect for a sweet on-the-go breakfast.
What do You Put into a Caramel Smoothie?
Most caramel smoothies are loaded with sugar and dairy. If you look at the ingredients in a Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino, it’s made up of buttery caramel, coffee, and dairy (and more).
Do you want a caramel smoothie, that is just as sweet, but so much healthier for you?
This loaded caramel smoothie is made from real ingredients. Some may even surprise you. You can easily make it a dairy-free smoothie, just like I did by using your favorite dairy-free milk option. I like oat milk or coconut milk, but almond or soy milk works great too.
- Almond butter
- Dairy-Free Milk
- Just a pinch of salt
- vanilla extract
For the topping, add some whipped cream (optional) and homemade healthy caramel (see recipe below).
How to Make Homemade Healthy Caramel?
The recipe makes about 6 servings and is great not just to drizzle on your favorite drinks, but also on pancakes, crepes, and oatmeal. Just add coconut sugar, coconut milk, butter, and a pinch of salt. How easy does that sound?
A Healthy Caramel Smoothie Recipe
- measuring spoons
- 1 banana, frozen, sliced
- 1 Tbsp almond butter
- 3 dates, soft, pitted
- ⅛ tsp pink salt, or sea salt
- 1 cup milk, plant-based, but almond milk is a great option too
- ⅓ tsp vanilla extract
For the caramel sauce: (amount shown serves 6)
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar, 75g
- ½ cup coconut milk, full-fat, from a can
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 pinch salt
For the Top:
- whipped cream
- 2 Tbsp caramel
- For the smoothie, place all ingredients in a blender.
- Process until smooth.
- For the caramel, place coconut sugar and coconut milk in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer, and cook for 1 min, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and add 1 tbsp butter.
- Add the whipping cream to the smoothie and drizzle the caramel sauce.