I thought I would continue my recipes involving the Bob’s Red Mill products I received.
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!
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.
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.
I call this my 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.
This picture actually doesn’t do the consistency justice, but it’s the best I had! 🙂
Do you make smoothies?
What are your favorite recipes?