Mmmmm, my new obsession with the Vitamix is making nut butters. I had a delicious peanut and chocolate butter at a friends house the other day and it inspired me to make a big pot of my own at home. It’s super easy to make and you can put any nuts in it you fancy. Personally I like a mix, half peanut and half a mix of almonds and hazelnuts, woohoooo for posh, all natural homemade nut butter. When I made my first batch I tried it on toast which was yummy then discovered that mixed with banana it’s freaking delicious, so that was one pot gone in a day.
Then today feeling slightly fuzzy headed from a wild fancy dress party where I got to dress as Barbie (it was awesome I got to wear all pink! Unfortunately my date went as a Bogen and looked pretty creepy) I needed something sweet and yummy in my tummy that was going o help get rid of my party headache. I got a big load of the most delicious coconut water from CoAqua this week so I decided to jazz up my smoothie with a bottle of that and some of my peanut butter and hells yes it was so creamy and delicious, it tastes like you are drinking something really naughty too so I’ve saved mine for pudding tonight after we watch some movies.
Peanut, cacao butter – makes one big jar 3 cups toasted peanuts 2/3 coconut oil, hard from the pot 2 tbsp honey 2 tbsp cacao powder Makes enough for 2 smoothies 1/3 cup cacao, peanut butter 2 bananas 1 CoAqua coconut water or 250ml of any other kind
To make the peanut butter melt the coconut oil and honey together and add to the Vitamix with the peanuts and cacao and a couple of pinches of salt….to however you like it to taste. Blend until it’s all smooth unless you like it a bit crunchy. Everyone likes their peanut butter different so add more salt or honey if you want it sweeter or saltier.
To make the smoothie, just put all the ingredients n the blender and wizz until it’s all creamy and smooth. Pour into a milk bottle and drink it through a fun straw to sparkle up your day!
If you don’t have time to make the peanut butter just add some shop bought butter and chuck in about a tbsp of cacao powder.