This version of a Detox Shake is your way to get a healthy peanut butter cup in a glass!
In my new book, Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, I introduce recipes for quick and easy Detox Shakes that make incorporating prebiotic fibers into your daily routine a snap. Prebiotic fibers are crucial for restoration of bowel health and bowel flora, even yielding improvements in metabolic measures like blood sugar and blood pressure, while also adding to mental and emotional health and bowel regularity. You will therefore find several recipes for Detox Shakes in the 10-Day Grain Detox book.
Here is a recipe for a Detox Shake that uses inulin and fructooligosaccharides, FOS, as prebiotic fiber sources with flavors that mimic chocolate peanut butter cups. You can find inulin and FOS in powder form at most health food stores. Some brands of inulin also contain FOS, as well (check the label). (FOS consists of shorter fiber chains, while inulin consists of longer chains.) While the recipe calls for a bit of both inulin and FOS, you can also use just one or the other.
Note that the quantity of inulin and FOS specified will provide a total of 10 grams of prebiotic fibers per shake. If you are just starting out in your wheat- and grain-free lifestyle, do not exceed this quantity for the first several weeks to avoid bloating and abdominal discomfort as you just begin the journey to restoring healthy bowel flora. Experienced Wheat Belly people can up their intake of either or both, or add other sources such as a green unripe banana or the GOS from lentils, as we work towards a daily intake in the neighborhood of 20 grams prebiotic fibers per day.
Makes approximately 2 cups
1 cup unsweetened coconut, almond, or hemp milk
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup water
Sweetener equivalent to 1 tablespoon sugar (e.g., 1/4 teaspoon pure powdered stevia)
2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons unsweetened natural peanut butter
1 teaspoon inulin powder
1 teaspoon FOS powder
In blender, combine coconut or other milk, coconut oil, water, sweetener, cocoa powder, peanut butter, inulin and FOS powders, and blend until well-combined. Serve immediately.