My mother’s favorite flavor of cake is German chocolate. She rarely eats dessert but when it comes to German chocolate cake, with that coconut topping, all bets are off the table. It’s hard to beat cake for dessert, but this Keto German chocolate cake smoothie (CoBionic) gives those craving a run for their money. There are a lot of reasons to love this smoothie. It’s decadent and creamy, not to mention packed with collagen. But my favorite thing about this smoothie is how easy it is to make. It comes together in 10 minutes, no baking needed. So if you find yourself craving German chocolate cake, and you don’t feel like baking, this smoothie is here for you!
A Short History of German Chocolate Cake
It may surprise you to learn that German chocolate cake isn’t German at all! The name actually comes from a chocolate maker named Samuel German. German created a new blend of baking chocolate in 1852 for the Baker’s Chocolate Company.
However, German chocolate cake wasn’t invented until almost 100 years later when a home baker from Texas submitted the recipe to the local paper with the name German’s chocolate cake. Over time, the ‘s’ was dropped, until it became known simply as German chocolate cake, though it’s origins are purely American.
Why You Should Add Collagen to All Your Smoothies
CoBionic Indulgence is a chocolate flavored collagen supplement, which is specially formulated to be Keto-friendly. It has no dairy, sugar, or gluten and clocks in at only 1 gram net carbs per serving. With an appealing chocolate flavor from natural cocoa powder, CoBionic Indulgence is the perfect addition to any drink, especially smoothies.
Collagen supplements have been associated with several health benefits. In particular, drinking a collagen supplement has been found to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin elasticity .
Smoothies are a great place to add a little extra collagen into your diet. Unlike its cousin gelatin, collagen will dissolve in hot or cold liquid and won’t drastically change the texture. So why not add a scoop to your next smoothie?
More Keto Recipes Featuring Chocolate and Coconut
Chocolate and coconut are a classic pairing. They also happen to be a very Keto-friendly pairing as many Keto recipes rely on coconut to replace other ingredients. Read on for just a few recipes that highlight these flavors.
Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.