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So I don’t know about you, but there is just something so euphoric about peanut butter in smoothies or desserts. While I’m a big fan of most nut and seed butters. There is something so amazing about peanut butter when it clashes with other smoothie ingredients like frozen bananas, dates and various spices. Something pretty legit happens and that’s what happened when I put together this divine smoothie elixir. Before I unveil the smoothie recipe. I want to shed light on a hot topic in regards to peanuts and toxin issue.
While some folks might have peanut allergies or are looking to avoid toxins like aflatoxin, which is associated with much of the peanuts in today’s world. Here are a few brands of peanut butter that are free of this common toxin. I personally used the Maranatha Foods here. They source and use Valencia peanuts, which are aflatoxin free.
If you didn’t know, peanuts are one of the most commonly sprayed crops in the world. This potential carcinogen called aflatoxin, is a type of fungus that grows on the shells of the peanut. This is why it’s imperative in choosing the right brand and looking for organic when possible.
If you are on a particular diet protocol or don’t respond well to peanuts regardless of brand. Feel free to substitute for a different nut or seed butter. It will taste fantastic regardless! With that being said, lets move onto the juicy bits and unveil the recipe
-1 1/2 cup coconut milk
-1 frozen banana
-1 Tbsp PB2 peanut butter powder
-1 Tbsp Gelatinized Maca powder (brands I like Healthforce & Navitas Naturals)
-1 Tbsp Organic Peanut butter (brands I recommend are Maranatha Foods and Santa Cruz organic)
-1 packet or scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Peanut Butter Nutritional shake mix or Vega Sport Protein Chocolate
-2 medjool dates
-1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
-1/8 tsp cardamon
***Add everything into the blender and blend till desired consistency. It will be rich and creamy!**