I was always a caramel person over hot fudge. When salted caramel desserts became a thing, I was obsessed with all of them. Why is it that adding just a little bit of salt made caramel so much cooler?
I’m not sure why I waited so long to make a healthy salted caramel treat but I’m glad I finally did! This recipe is easier than it looks and it surprisingly tastes better than you’d think with just 4 ingredients. Have it after your workout or as dessert just because.
It’s my go to lunch dessert after my long half marathon training runs with GNC Live Well. Yes. After a long run, you need a lunch dessert, especially on Saturdays. Depending on when I finish, I either have a shake right away or I eat lunch and finish with a dessert shake like this.
Vegan Salted Caramel Protein Smoothie
- 1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 3 pitted Dates
- 1 scoop GNC Complete Vegan Protein Powder – Vanilla
- Dash of salt
- Handful of Ice Cubes
Place all ingredients in blender and mix until smooth.
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I’ve been lucky to fit in two training runs a week for this half marathon. One long run on the weekend and one short one during the week. I also supplement this routine with two spin classes and one strength training. This is largely dictated by where I can get child care and ClassPass.
I will admit, I haven’t run farther than 8.5 miles to date. I’m a little nervous about this but I hate spending so much time away from my boys on the weekends. This weekend is jam packed with Marathon events. I’m hoping to run 10 miles on Sunday. If I can accomplish that, I’ll be happy and feel prepared. Learn more about this challenge I’ve taken on with GNC here.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by GNC. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This smoothie sounds AMAZING. I love anything salted caramel--I love that this is a banana free recipe because I know LOTS of people who hate bananas! 😀
Denise Rico says
I love this recipe! I can never say no to anything salted caramel, especially when it seem simple enough to make!
Have to admit I was craving one of these after my 10 mile run this AM. Looks so yummy!