Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie, Anyone?

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This was an indulgent smoothie when I was feeling a bit down, you know those days when you feel a bit emotionally overwhelmed by life, when you want to move things along but everything seems to conspire to hold you up? I needed to step back and let it all go for a while. This was my time-out.

It was also the morning the shopping was to be delivered but the fridge on the van had broken down and all our chilled items had to be removed from the order, so no coconut water and there was no nut milk left. I had to have some of my husband’s rice milk. This was very much an improvised smoothie, but it turned out really well! I felt comforted and like I’d had a loving hug from the inside. Even better that it was served in a peanut butter jar!

It might seem a little indulgent, but it is still full of healthy ingredients including protein, healthy fats, potassium, B vitamins, magnesium and fibre.

 It’s a thin smoothie, in fact it would make a very good chocolate sauce!

Measurements are approximate.

Vegan, Gluten-free and Organic where Possible.

Ingredients

1 small ripe Banana (use frozen if you want a thicker smoothie)

1 Tbsp Peanut Butter (or any other nut butter)

1 Heaped Tbsp Gluten-free Oats 

2 Tbsps Raw Hemp Seeds*

2 Dried Apricots

Small Glass Organic Rice Milk – but I would have preferred to use Almond Milk

1 Tbsp Raw Cacao Powder*

Blend and pour into a glass jar.

Top with 1 Tbsp Raw Chocolate Mulberry Chips* &/or Grated Raw Chocolate 

and 1 Tsp Finely Ground Raw Almonds Or Peanuts

Only one musc video for this: it reminds me of all those evenings I laid with my tranny under my pillow trying to stay awake long enough to see if Radio Caroline DJ Johnnie Walker would pick me to say goodnight to at midnight with this Percy Sledge track. (He never did, but I never stopped hoping and listening).

(If you’re reading this via email you’ll need to visit the blog to play the video).

*http://www.therawchocolatecompany.com/

Copyright: Chris McGowan

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