Gluten Free/Dairy Free Peanut Butter Banana Shake

So today I bring you a recipe. It’s not really an herb recipe, but nonetheless made with natural ingredients.

It’s a interesting smoothie/shake, whatever drink genre you prefer. It has a unique blend of cold, creamy and thick. The texture is something like soft soft serve ice cream. If you use frozen bananas, it will probably really taste like ice cream. However, unless you have a food processor or a really  powerful blender, I don’t recommend blending frozen banana. Believe me, I’ve tried.

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See that beautiful creaminess? Yum.

Today I used two bananas for extra sweetness, but you can just use one————(or not :D)

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BUT (if using one banana) add more peanut butter (for all you PB lovers out there ;). I use chunky natural peanut butter, but most any peanut butter will do. If you do use processed peanut butter, I’d recommend less almond milk.

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Now remember, when making this, it is imperative to use a high speed to keep the blender from stopping. I know, the blender sounds terrible and cringe-worthy, but it really is better. I generally use liquefy.

 

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Also, for sweetening purposes, I use agave nectar plus stevia. However, you can use any you’d like, such as honey, yacon syrup, coconut sugar etc. I use agave to give it a warm flavor, which helps the bananas and PB taste more sweet.

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So now that you have been properly informed, the recipe!

Ingredients:

2 bananas, halved

1/2 cup almond milk (use more as desired)

1-2 cups ice (depending on how thick you like it)

1 tbsp agave nectar

2 packets stevia

1/2 cup natural peanut butter (or more 😉

Directions:

Place banana halves in blender, along with almond milk. Blend on high until creamy. Add peanut butter, blending slowly. If the blender starts to slow, add more almond milk a little at a time. Once the mixture is creamy, stop the blender and put in desired amount of ice. Once thick, add both sweeteners (agave and stevia). Blend again.

Then taste. (This part is absolutely necessary)

If it needs more sweetener, go ahead, then blend again.

Pour into glass and inhale.

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Delicious.

 

 

 

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