After the gym, Richie has been going to this little health food store for smoothies. He's been getting a peanut butter smoothie that he raves about.
I have to say, I'm not much of a smoothie person. I would love to be. They're superhealthy (when made right) and a cinch to make, but I always wind up feeling bloated and over full.
Well, one day, Richie picked me up from somewhere and I was famished, as usual after a day of running around, and he had one of those peanut butter shakes there. I figured I'd give it a whirl. And I have to say, it took me for a whirl! It was sweet, but not too sweet, thick and milk-shakey, and totally filling and full of satiating protein.
That weekend I decided to make my own version at home and they were even better! Granted they're more of a dessert for me than a breakfast, some of you sweet-toothers may disagree. Either way, try it out, it's definitely a keeper, go-to recipe for quickie breakfasts, post work-out replenishment, or a snack on a busy day of running.
Here's how I did it: (makes 2-4 smoothies depending on how much you can drink;)
Throw the following into your blender (a Vitamix works the best for this and everything else;)):
- 2 large scoops of cashew nut butter (or whatever your favorite nut butter is...cashew is particularly sweet and smooth, I try to only buy raw)
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon of local, raw honey (or raw agave if you prefer)
- a dash of cinnamon
- 1 can of coconut milk
- ice (the amount will depend on how thick or runny you like it)
Blend away! Drink immediately through a straw. Love every nutritious, delicious sip!