Smoothie Tuesday – Raw Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

Posted on September 1st, 2009

Raw Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

Raw Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

For the first Smoothie Tuesday I thought I would share with you my favorite smoothie. I discovered this smoothie one day after giving in to a craving for a peanut butter cup from a co-worker. I thought surely there is a raw version of a peanut butter cup out there, after all I have had some delicious vegan peanut butter cups. After a quick Google search I turned up a blog post by Rawdog Rory.  Granted I didn’t find exactly what I was looking for, this liquid peanut butter cup is truly awesome and in my opinion.

Most non-raw foodies likely won’t have some of these ingredients, but they can be easily acquired at a place such as Whole Foods. But rest assured I will be providing plenty of recipes that anybody can make.

The Recipe:

  • 2 cups water
  • 4 TBSP of Tahini
  • 1/3 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 4 TBSP of Raw Cacao Powder (do not use Carob Powder as a substitute, it does not work, I tried)
  • 4 TBS of Raw Honey (or Agave Nectar if you want it Vegan)
  • 1 – 1.5 Frozen Bananas
  • 6 Cubes of ice (I think Rawdog suggests 8, so start with less and add more if you need them)

Combine all the above ingredients in a high speed blender until there are no longer any chunks of frozen banana and you are done! Pour your drink and enjoy. I find this usually makes about 32oz of more, so either be hungry or be ready to share with friends.

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Captain Oats, guardian of the Raw Peanut Butter Cup smoothie. Hands off, he is very protective of his smoothie.

You can even easily make this into a green smoothie and add a hand full of spinach and it will hardly affect the flavor of the smoothie.

For those of you out there that are visual learners you can watch Rawdog Rory make the smoothie himself. The end of the video is amusing when he blends the smoothie in his bedroom.

The health benefits of this smoothie are tremendous, it’s especially a good source of protein. Both the tahini and cacao are excellent sources of protein. Not only that, but the cacao has more antioxidant flavonoids than any food tested so far according to Live Superfoods. Be sure to check out the web site to see more benefits. If you are interested in purchasing raw cacao, the best place I have found online is Amazon.com. I am fortunate enough to be able to get a better price locally and avoid shipping fees.




12 Responses to “Smoothie Tuesday – Raw Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie”

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  2. Thomas Scott says:

    Well, I must say that’s an interesting recipe!
    I’ve had some bad experiences with tahini, but I might have to give this one a try sometime.
    I’m always up for learning new smoothie recipes :) Thanks for the post!

    Cheers,
    Thomas

  3. Caleb (admin) says:

    Thomas, RAW Tahini tastes WAY different in my opinion than regular tahini, if you haven’t tried it raw you really should. I don’t really like regular tahini, but LOVE the raw version.

  4. Matt says:

    Awesome! I’ll make this soon and let readers know about it. Smoothies are great. I just need to get myself some raw cacao powder. Would cacao nibs work?

  5. Not sure the nibs would work, but I can tell you, there is a lot you can do with the cacao powder. Sometimes I just throw it in a smoothie with bananas and spinach only and it’s great. Way better than the chocolate Amazing Grass in my opinion. Thanks, I would love it if you let your readers know :) I already have next Tuesday’s smoothie almost ready to go, photos done, just need to write the recipe.

  6. Sounds SUPER! I love Raw smoothies.

    Cheers,
    Kristen

  7. Lauren says:

    I’ve mean meaning to make this smoothie for the longest time! Thanks for the reminder! Looks great, love the pic with the horse! :)

  8. Haha, thanks Lauren. He is sort of our fifth roommate!

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