I can take it or leave it. In the summer time, I do love frozen chocolate (Dr. Collins doesn’t read my blog so I’m safe in sharing this secret–I promised him that I wouldn’t eat frozen chocolate anymore. He did an awesome job at fixing my tooth). When I was a little girl my mom would put snickers bars in the freezer so they wouldn’t melt in the cabin–no AC (just hot knotty pine). After a long day on the boat/beach/fishing–I loved coming into the cabin and eating a frozen snickers. Frozen chocolate was the end to a perfect summer day. Now, I love frozen peppermint patties!
Powdered Peanut Butter?
What the haywire? Have you ever heard of such a thing? I didn’t. So . . . when I was at Target shopping (because I’m always at Target!) I found this product. I had to try it!
I instagramed it right away I was so excited.
I use instagram as primarily my vegan/plant based food diary so if you are interested in eating a plant based diet–you may want to follow me here.
Great minds think alike.
The Kitchn is a website that I go to for inspiration. I was amazed when they posted the powdered protein post on the same day that I bought it. They show pictures of how it looks when it is reconstituted with water. The Kitchn has a great review, check out that post is you are interested in learning about using the powder as peanut butter.
If you keep up with the blog you know that I have these BIG ideas. Everything from making quilts for all the kids to knitting myself a skirt. (I’m leaving out the idea about having a farm animal sanctuary.) I admit that my excitement begins lots of projects that never get finished. A character flaw but I’m growing into my own as I get older. I am multi-passionate . . .
My big idea is to create a Vegan smoothie that tastes amazing and everyone will eat–so delicious that the “vegan” part won’t even matter. This time I think I’ve done it! The only change I would make to this simple recipe would be to add chocolate chips. Or a bit of leftover coffee. or hemp seeds if I’m making it for Dana :-)
How simple is this? You could add ice chips or frozen bananas if you wanted a thicker/frothy drink. I will say that this was surprisingly filling. The idea of being a vegan hack is very fun for me, making plant based food fun, easy and delicious is my goal. My intention was to the powdered peanut butter in smoothies. I never planned to use it for sandwiches (unless I really needed too).
Since everyone always worries about my kids and I getting enough protein, I want everyone to rest easy! This recipe has 6 grams of protein!
Go out right now and make up some awesome PB and B/dark chocolate almond milk smoothie. Ok, we need a shorter name!
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I’ll post the winner on Twitter and Facebook!
Be Blessed. Nourish your family with L.O.V.E.,