Ok, so the title sounds like a bit of a contradiction. How can peanut butter be healthy right? If you buy the natural stuff without all the sugar, salt, palm oil and other crap then it most certainly IS healthy. All nuts make pretty good nut butter, almond is my favourite but it is also pretty pricey if you buy the good stuff. If you have a powerful fancy food processor you can even make your own really easily, however my food processor is crap so I haven’t tried this yet.
Enough rambling and on to the milkshake. The ingredients will sound weird. It will be thick and completely fill you up (sorry, the immature bit of me has to giggity here) but I add all this extra stuff in as I serve this milkshake generally when my toddler is on hunger strike, to get some goodness into her body.
3/4 cup of milk – this can be almond milk like I usually use, normal dairy milk, coconut milk.. it really is up to you. Personally I use almond because I watch too much vegan stuff on Netflix that makes me wary of dairy.
1 small banana – if you are super prepared and organised, you will have a peeled, chopped banana in your freezer at all times for such occasions like this. I however am not and so I just use one out of my fruit bowl.
2 tablespoons of oats
1 tablespoon of chia seeds (optional but you cant taste them and they add loads of extra good stuff)
1 heaped tablespoon of nutbutter. I use Meridian peanut butter, but would use almond butter if I had it in, I just thinks its yummier
1 tablespoon of cacao powder. If you don’t have cacao, you can use ordinary cocoa, just use 2 tablespoons. Cacao is the unrefined version of cocoa and therefore much much stronger. It is also full of loads of good stuff (antioxidants and the like) so I try and make sure we have some each day. Plus I love chocolate sooo…
1 handful of spinach (optional). I sometimes add this, sometimes don’t. You cant really taste it, it adds an extra bit of healthy, however it does make it look like dirty pond water rather than chocolatey yumminess.
1 or 2 cubes of ice
Blend until smooth and creamy. That really is it. Super yum. Super filling. Full of goodness.
Mum 1 : Fussy Toddler 0
The battle continues.