February 5 is considered Nutella day. Are you a Nutella fan? I am and so is my whole family. We love the chocolate hazel nut spread and often use it in recipes, from dessert to healthy snacks, to dipping right in with a big ole spoon. This Paleo Nutella smoothie is one of my favorite breakfast recipes and is the perfect way to start the day on Nutella day.
This Paleo Nutella Smoothie is a fabulous way to start your morning.
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Wait a minute, you say! Nutella contains both sugar and dairy, so how can this smoothie be Paleo? Well, I have a few tricks up my sleeve for this recipe. But don’t worry, the smoothie is delicious, full of nutrition and looks beautiful too.
My ingredient substitutes for this delicious drink are Lite Coconut Milk, and Steve’s Paleo NutButter (also known in my house as Paleo Nutella). Add in a frozen banana and some frozen strawberries, a free range egg yolk, a bit of cocoa powder, (Use 100% organic cocoa powder), and some vanilla extract and you have a drink that will keep you full all morning long. Plus it tastes like a milk shake. Win-Win in my book! NOTE: I use pure vanilla extract in this recipe. It is not strictly Paleo, since it contains alcohol. It can be omitted if you desire and wish to stick to a pure Paleo diet).
I love smoothies. There are super fast to prepare (everything gets dumped into a blender) and a few pulses and you are good to go. I love to serve smoothies in these cute Mason Jar mugs. They make me think that I am having breakfast outside at a trendy bistro and they are the perfect size for two smoothies, which this recipe makes.
This Paleo Nutella smoothie has a wonderful taste of chocolate and hazelnut with a healthy addition of fresh fruit. The egg yolk gives some extra protein and helps to keep you full and the whole concoction is rich and creamy. Garnish it with some shavings of pure dark baking chocolate for a great presentation and bit of extra chocolate flavor. With my Paleo substitutes you can enjoy the delicious flavor of Nutella without the guilt of breaking your eating plan.
Trust me on this one. You will NOT miss the Nutella. This is one delicious drink folks!
Have you tried Steve’s Paleo Butter as a substitute for Nutella? What do you think of the flavor? Check out this post to see all the ways that I have used this Paleo Nut Spread.
- 1 can of lite Coconut milk
- 1 banana, frozen and cut into chunks
- 16 frozen strawberries
- 1 egg yolk (use free range eggs for safety.)
- 2 tbsp of Steve's Paleo NutButter (chocolate hazelnut variety)
- 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract (optional: This is not considered Paleo and can be omitted)
- To garnish:
- shavings of dark baking chocolate
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth and cream. Pour into serving glasses and garnish with shavings of dark baking chocolate.
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