Apples and peanut butter are a magical combo. Toss them in a blender with some complementary flavorings and you’ll have a smoothie that tastes like dessert. The healthy blend of protein and carbohydrates makes this an excellent drink before or after exercising. This delectable apple and peanut butter smoothie might just become your favorite!
This recipe makes two large servings. From Eat Like You Give a Damn: Recipes for the New Ethical Vegan ©2015 by Michelle Schwegmann and Josh Hooten, Book Publishing Company. Reprinted by permission.
- 3 small apples, cored and chopped (peeling optional)
- 2 cups ice (about 10 cubes)
- 1 1⁄2 frozen bananas, broken into pieces
- 3⁄4 cup plain or vanilla nondairy milk
- 3 tablespoons unsalted natural peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon light molasses (or an extra teaspoon maple syrup)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and process on high speed until smooth.
- Divide between two large glasses, and enjoy!
Variation: Replace the peanut butter with 3 tablespoons of almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, or whatever nut butter you’re nuts about.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 393 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 46mg Carbohydrates: 59g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 28g Protein: 10g
More about Eat Like You Give a Damn
Entrepreneurs and ethical vegans Michelle Schwegmann and Josh Hooten first satisfied their passion for saving animals by founding Herbivore, a successful line of message wear and clothing that promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle. In this collection of over 100 of their favorite vegan dishes, they’ve extended their art and ethics into the kitchen, showcasing how and why everyone can and should eat like they give a damn.
With ample helpings of both sass and heart, Michelle and Josh get personal, sharing intimate stories of their individual vegan journeys and challenges. They demonstrate from firsthand experience how easy it is to eat well and prepare delicious vegan fare. Whether you’re raising children on a plant-based diet or longing for the meat- and cheese-based foods from your past, Eat Like You Give a Damn will have you covered.
Eat Like You Give a Damn by Michele Schwegmann and Josh Hooten
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