I thought I would continue my recipes involving the Bob’s Red Mill products I received.

Bob s Red Mill Giveaway

 

Xanthan Gum is a common thickener which I have seen all over the blog world especially being used in smoothies.  I always have trouble with my smoothies turning into more of a juice than a smoothie so I thought this would be a great additive to try out!

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This morning I gathered up all the smoothie ingredients I had in my house, since another trip to the grocery store wasn’t an option.

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Note: I will be doing a full review soon on the Plant Fusion protein powder.

I threw all my ingredients into a blender and prayed it would turn out delicious and not odd tasting. Verdict: Delicious!

I was only making the smoothie to serve 1 so in this recipe I used about 1/2 teaspoon of Xanthan Gum.

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I call this my Chocolate Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothie.

Chocolate Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothie

The smoothie didn’t turn out quite as green as some in the past, I think I could have added more spinach to it. Either way the flavor was delicious!

Here is the recipe:

[yumprint-recipe id=’6′]The verdict on Xanthan Gum? It’s great!

I actually blended up the smoothie first and then added the Xanthan Gum. The smoothie definitely thickened out and I ended up enjoying it with a spoon.  This will be a regular staple in my smoothies from now on.

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This picture actually doesn’t do the consistency justice, but it’s the best I had! 🙂

 

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