Chocolate peanut butter milkshake – gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, clean, vegan and paleo friendly
Hi – me again.
Just checking to see how you’ve been coping with today’s weather. Scorcher wasn’t it?
After breakfast this morning we went for a walk but the sun was beating ferociously down our backs so we grabbed the nearest spot of shade. After I went home (and found it was much cooler in my house), I got stuck into some baking for my e-cookbook that’s coming out later this year. I managed to survive the blast from the oven with barely an expletive uttered, however later this afternoon I was thinking about those days when it’s too hot to eat, but you’re kinda hungry and thirsty.
That Dare flavoured milk add came to mind with the whole hungry-thirsty thing and that’s when it hit me. I need to make something that will ward off my hungry-thirsty problem. So I give you my ice cold chocolate peanut butter milkshake.
You might already have the ingredients lying around the house. All you need is a jar of 2 ingredient peanut butter (I use organic – made of only peanuts and sea salt), raw cacao powder, almond milk, medjool dates and some vanilla extract. Oh and the most important part: a big handful of ice cubes. Blitz in a high speed blender or smoothie maker with ice crushing blades, pour into a cold glass, pop in a straw and kill that hungry-thirsty monster whilst nourishing your body at the same time.
Enjoy what’s left of Sunday.
Love, Tash x
Why this is so good for you
Almonds alkalize the body (good for fighting inflammation), nourish the nervous system, provide good brain function, build strong bones and teeth, provide healthy fats which aids in weight loss, reduce risk of heart disease and help protect against diabetes.
Organic peanuts reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, reduce the risk of stroke, help prevent colon and stomach cancer, reduce the development of gallstones and provide protection against Alzheimer’s Disease.
Sea salt helps build a strong immune system, prevents buildup in the digestive tract (which can lead to constipation and weight gain), reduces respiratory inflammation (asthma), reduces high blood pressure, heart attack and strokes, reduces risk of diabetes, prevents osteoporosis, helps prevent muscle spasms and cramps.
Raw cacao powder (pronounced ka-kow) is full of antioxidants and protects against the ravages of aging and cancer, improves digestion, gives energy, improves mood, lowers blood pressure and increases circulation.
Dates help protect against macular degeneration, help maintain healthy skin and mucus membranes, help relieve constipation, reduce risk of colon cancer, colitis and hemorrhoids, help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and reduce blood pressure.
Vanilla aids digestion, regulates blood sugar, reduces nervous tension, helps prevent PMS and keeps the heart strong.
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 3 teaspoons raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
- 5 medjool dates (or sweetener of choice)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 ice cubes
- Place all ingredients in a high speed blender or smoothie maker with ice crushing blades and blitz till smooth.