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Not-Carob May 27, 2008

Posted by tuimeltje in breakfast.

Since I still occasionally think of that carob-banana smoothie, I thought I’d prepare me some sort of approximation of it since I still don’t actually have the proper ingredients.
However, I now have spirulina (tablets, not powder, but they’re no match for my trusty immersion blender), and if carob subs for cocoa, cocoa can sub for carob.

smoothie ingredients

This is the first time I added some kind of sweetener to a smoothie. I think I also put some good old flax seeds in it, but forgot to put them in the picture.


At first the colour was a little greenish, so I added some more cocoa. It still had this slight spirulina taste, but that’s okay. The chocolate flavour wasn’t as strong as I’d hoped, but it was still pretty damn good.
I still want to try me that carob one, though.

With all this smoothie talk, I’ve been wondering. When do you go from smoothie to shake? I’m not 100% sure, but it is possible I may have actually had an official MacDonalds milkshake at some point, way back when I still occasionally ate there. And what I have here? That’s the kind of thing I tend to see as a milkshake. Of course, McDo’s only had the chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla option, and anything not very, very fruity kind of feels more like that than a smoothie, but still. I’m so confused.



1. VeggieGirl - May 27, 2008

I consider smoothies to have a thinner consistency than shakes (i.e. shakes require a big straw and/or spoon to drink/eat, haha).

2. tuimeltje - May 27, 2008

That’s a good one! I have a vague suspicion it’s to do with “milky-ness”, possibly even having ice cream as an ingredient, but both seem to be used more-or-less interchangeably.

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