My world has exploded with thick, delicious milkshakes, frappuccinos, and syrups that are super low in calories! Like this one :)
For those who aren't familiar with it yet, meet xanthan gum.
I know it sounds weird and chemically, but it is actually just the fermentation product of an inactive bacteria (Xanthomonas campestris).
You can read more about it here.
It is commonly used in gluten-free baking to mimic the effects of gluten.
Fun fact about xanthan gum: it has actually been shown to decrease cancer in rats! Go figure.
A word of caution: some people experience an upset stomach, so be careful!
Cost per serving: $0.45
Calories per serving: 35
Equipment you'll need: blender
12 oz brewed coffee
1/4 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1 Tbsp cacao powder
1 Tbsp Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener (use discount code "Annie" for 20% off!)
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
5-7 ice cubes (optional)
1. Combine all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth.