Voilà, this scrumptious shake is perfect for the ultimate afternoon pick-me-up! A quick and easy smoothie that tastes like a Snickers chocolate bar (well, almost anyway), only healthy!
Peanuts are rich in healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and energy, thus will keep you going until dinner. This is our son’s number one favourite drink and just 10 seconds after taking this photo, he had already poured half the shake into his mouth while the rest was spilled all over that snazzy little denim shirt of his.
2 frozen bananas
4 tablespoons peanut butter or nut butter
2 tablespoons cacao powder
pinch sea salt
250 ml (8½ fl oz/1 cup) filtered water
Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend on a high speed until completely smooth.
Taste and adjust the saltiness to your liking, by adding more salt if necessary.
Pour into two medium-sized glass bottles and serve with straws.
Note: If you don’t make our homemade peanut butter, choose a quality peanut butter brand that contains only toasted (or raw) organic peanuts and salt. Avoid those with hydrogenated oils, refined sugar and other additives.
TIP: For a more nutritious and substantial shake, try adding 1 tablespoon protein powder (from peas, hemp seeds, brown rice or whey).
This recipe features in and is from Green Kitchen Smoothies by David Frenkiel & Luise Vindahl and is published by Hardie Grant Books, $34.99, available now in all good bookstores nationally and online.