Activated-Charcoal Protein Smoothie for Halloween

Happy Halloween! Dare to start your Halloween day with this black protein smoothie?

Activated charcoal is a black, odorless, flavorless powder that has been used since ancient times to treat various ailments. It´s also used as food coloring and is safe to consume in moderation. When mixed into this sweet, creamy smoothie you wont know its there, except for the scary black color. Get into the spirit by serving these tasty Halloween inspired-smoothies!


  • 1 cup almond or other plant-based milk made in the NutraMilk
  • 1 tbsp. of favorite nut butter made with the NutraMilk
  • 1 Tbsp. activated charcoal powder
  • 1 banana (previously frozen preferably)
  • Maple or agave syrup or sweetener of choice, to taste (optional)

For almond milk

  • 1 cup (150g) almonds
  • 1 quart (946ml) water
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pink Himalayan salt (optional)


For almond Milk

  • Start by making fresh almond milk with the NutraMilk:
    • Place almonds in the NutraMilk container.
    • Press Butter cycle, set for 7 minutes.
    • Press Start.
    • Add water and replace lid.
    • Press Mix (do not change the default Mix time).
    • Press Start.
    • Press Dispense, open spigot and fill your container with almond milk.

  • Add all ingredients to the NutraMilk and process until smooth.
  • Pour the charcoal smoothie mix into a glass and top with any preferred toppings. Enjoy!