Chocolate Caramel Delight Smoothie

When Girl Scout Cookie season rolls around (it counts as a season right?), we know it can take every ounce of self-control - and then some - to avoid devouring the sugary treats by the box-full. That's why we created this craveable Chocolate Caramel Delight Smoothie recipe. It tastes like one of your favorite Girl Scout cookies, but its so healthy that you can enjoy it any time without sabotaging your diet. Whip up one of these whenever your sweet tooth strikes, and in no time, you'll have earned your willpower badge.

To make this decadent smoothie, we blended rich Chocolate Shakeology with caramel extract and toasted coconut flakes. If you can’t find caramel extract in your local grocery store, look for it online or substitute it with butter rum extract.

Toasting the coconut brings out its buttery flavor and adds a nuttiness that makes this shake taste so much like a cookie. It’s worth the added step! To toast coconut flakes, heat a small pan over medium heat. Add coconut and stir constantly for 1–2 minutes until the edges of the coconut turn golden brown. Remove the pan immediately and let cool. If you have extra, store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a month.

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
1 tsp. pure caramel extract
2 Tbsp. shredded unsweetened coconut, toasted
1 cup ice

Preparation:
1. Place almond milk, Shakeology, extract, coconut, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Recipe and photos by Kirsten Morningstar