Walk into any coffee or ice cream shop and you're destined to see some sumptuous salted caramel treats on the menu to tempt your taste buds. The appearance of this flavor combination has skyrocketed in recent years. Though the salty-sweet taste of Salted Caramel is hard to say “no” to, it is usually loaded with sugar and consuming too much sugar can have adverse results on your health. In fact, if you look up a recipe for homemade salted caramel, the main ingredient is sugar! So, what’s a caramel lover to do?!
Though traditional “dessert” shake and smoothie recipes using salted caramel are packed with calories, sugar, and unhealthy fats, we’ve created one for you that’s the complete opposite. It’s low in calories, and contains only natural sweeteners and “good for you” fats. It will nourish your body while also satisfying your craving for all things salted caramel!
In this Salted Caramel Surprise Shake Recipe, you can enjoy the popular flavor combo of salty mixed with sweet, while enjoying an energy and immune-boosting shake. Blended with 310 Salted Caramel shake powder, navel orange, ground flax seeds, peanut butter, unsweetened almond milk, and ice, you’ll be treating your taste buds and your health, which is why this shake is such a surprise and pleasure to enjoy!
In addition to tremendous flavor, this shake contains 24g of protein and 16g of nutritious fats to help regulate your energy levels and nourish your body and mind.
Curious as to how this sweet treat could be so good for you? See below for some major health benefits of this yummy recipe…
Salty-Sweet Superior Nutrition: 310 Salted Caramel
To incorporate the iconic flavor of salty-sweet caramel, we’ve included 310 Salted Caramel Meal Replacement Shake powder into this recipe! This shake powder tastes just like a classic salted caramel chew, making it the perfect ingredient for this smoothie. Not only is this meal replacement powder full of flavor, but it’s also packed with all the nutrients you would typically get from a well-balanced meal. With a unique mix of three different plant-based proteins, essential vitamins and minerals, probiotics, and a super greens blend, you can enjoy this Salted Caramel Surprise Shake as a healthy snack any time of day or a nutritious meal that’s ideal for on-the-go.
As you know, protein is an incredibly important macronutrient, no matter what your health goals are. High-quality protein can boost your metabolism, help keep you full, and provide your body with the right compounds in order to build and maintain lean muscle mass.
Made with a proprietary blend of pea, brown rice, and hemp proteins, 310 Shakes are an ideal way to get enough protein into your diet. Not to mention, the included dietary fiber in this formula, (paired with the protein), will help keep you full for longer in between meals, while giving you the mental and physical stamina you need to power through your day and workouts.
To ensure each shake is a well-balanced meal, essential vitamins such as A, D and E are added into the formula, along with minerals including magnesium, calcium, and potassium to support healthy bones and a strong immune system. Probiotics are also included to provide your gut with the good bacteria you need for optimal digestion.
In short, this Salted Caramel Surprise Shake is the perfect drink to satisfy your sugar cravings while fueling your body with all the nutrients required for enhanced vitality!
Plant-Based Omega-3 Fats: Flax Seeds
The next ingredient in this shake is not one you may have thought to add into your smoothies previously, but it’s one of the best sources of plant-based protein and healthy fats. Flax seeds may be small in size, but they pack a powerful punch in terms of nutritional value. They’re high in omega-3 fatty acids, which most people obtain through eating fish.
However, if you’re a vegetarian, consuming flax seeds are a great way to incorporate alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid, into your diet. ALA fatty acids are proven to have heart health benefits and anti-inflammatory properties, so not only will this subtly sweet, nutty seed add depth to this smoothie, it will also help keep you well, and feeling your best.
Heart-Healthy Nutrients: Peanut Butter
Next, the peanut butter in this recipe adds additional satiety, taste, and healthy fats. Did you know that peanut butter is considered to be a superfood? This is due to the abundance of vitamins, minerals and heart-healthy unsaturated fats in every serving. Not to mention, the rich butter adds a thick, enjoyable creaminess to this shake recipe.
The nutty flavor of peanut butter not only pairs perfectly with the salted caramel notes in this recipe, but the healthy fats also help keep you satiated even more. Full of protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, peanut butter is a tasty way to promote strong, healthy bones and great immunity.
Ready to give this delectable salty-sweet treat a try? Check out the full recipe, below!
Salted Caramel Surprise Shake Recipe
Prep time: 3 minutes
Blend time:1 minute
Total time: 4 minutes
- 1 scoop 310 Salted Caramel
- 1/2 navel orange
- 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup ice
- Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
- 323 calories
- 25g carbs
- 13g net carbs
- 16g fat
- 24g protein
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