Healthy and milkshake belong in the same sentence when you’re talking about this recipe. No one would know it from the rich, creamy texture or the sweet peanut butter-chocolate taste but this milkshake is packed with good-for-you-stuff. Spinach. Avocado. Banana. Dates. Don’t let that stop you from trying this lusciously smooth treat. Instead, get out your blender and whip up a healthy treat. For those of you who are dairy-free, rejoice! This milkshake doesn’t use a drop of milk.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Active time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2-3 servings
For the Topping
2 tablespoons Golden Roasted Peanuts
whipped topping (use dairy-free if needed)
For the Milkshake
1 cup ice cubes
½ cup unsweetened coconut milk (from a carton, not canned)
1 large banana, frozen
5 large medjool dates, pitted
¼ large avocado
6 tablespoons cocoa powder
¼ cup Old Fashioned Smooth peanut butter
2-3 cups baby spinach, packed (use more spinach if you’re already a green smoothie fan)
Make the Topping
Put the Golden Roasted Peanuts into a sealable plastic bag. Crush with the end of a butter knife or rolling pin until the peanuts are in small pieces. Set aside.
Make the Milkshake
1. Put the ice cubes in the bottom of a high-powered blender. (I used my Vita-Mix.) Pour in the coconut milk, then add the banana, dates, avocado, cocoa powder, and Old Fashioned Smooth peanut butter. Top with the baby spinach.
2. Start on low, and gradually increase to the highest speed. Push the ingredients into the blades with the tamper as needed. Mix just until rich and creamy.
Pour the milkshake into chilled glasses. Top with whipped topping then sprinkle with crushed Golden Roasted Peanuts. Serve immediately.
PEANUT BUTTER GIVEAWAY
What other ingredients would you add to a smoothie/milkshake recipe containing greens and peanut butter?
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