This is how it rolls… Plain and simple, I spent the best part of the last 40 years sabotaging my health!
After years of thinking I was invincible and I could eat whatever I damn well pleased cause it was fun to listen to everyone say, “geez you’re so lucky, you can eat whatever you want”. It caught up with me!!
I’ve never been super thin, I probably look like it to other people because I am short and have a fine frame and pear shape, so at face level my top half is quite small but I also have some serious curves hanging to the lower half of that frame too hahaha
For my entire life as long as I could remember chocolate and sugar were my go to and everyone who knows me knew that was the case….. until this year…
Ah yes, I hit my 40th year and my little body said no more, well actually my doctor said no more! I am now living life SUGAR FREE, dairy free and gluten free. But what is one to do when life was once a family bag of peanut M & M’s a day? Just doesn’t sound quite as colourful does it??
Needless to say a new addiction was formed and peanut butter love has set in and I’m finding healthy little ways I can add it to my diet to satisfy the sneaky little sweet tooth.
One of my new favourite’s to hit that high with me is a creation that accidentally came to life when I ran out of banana’s lol. I was making a banana smoothie each morning for Jason for his commute in the city traffic and thought one day I’d make one for myself, but of course there were no bananas left!
What’s a girl to do…. Improvise!
So was accidentally birthed my thick and creamy peanut butter smoothie. yay!!
It’s not at all complicated, uses very basic ingredients and is super quick to make!
I have found the ultimate of yummy coconut milks. I tried so many different milks when I first went dairy free, but I have to say Nutty Bruce has been my saviour!! Especially through winter when I was craving Chai and hot chocolate. (made on raw cacao of course, but when I am being indulgent and naughty I love Lindt hot chocolate flakes.) Nutty Bruce is organic, no added oils, non GMO, Gluten Free, Vegan and no added colours. The only ingredients in it are filtered water, organic coconut milk, organic brown rice and sea salt. The sad news for anyone overseas reading this, it’s an Australian product. You could of course use any milk, this is just my preference which suits my health requirements.
Note about ingredients. I am Gluten Intolerant and I tolerate rolled oats fine, but I know there are others out there who don’t, especially if they have been processed in factories where other gluten containing products are. This is something you would have to look into personally for your own health requirements. You could easily make it without the oats, it just wouldn’t have that thicker consistency.
As it’s made on Peanut Butter, a protein powder isn’t necessary. I don’t actually use a commercial protein powder but instead a Gelatin Powder. The one I use is either the Muscle Repair or Joint Repair – Premium beef Collagen by Gelatin Health here in Australia. I know there are other brands of pure beef gelatin available overseas. I love that they have 3 different products and I use each and will write more about them in future posts.
- 2 tblsp Rolled Oats
- 2 tblsp Peanut Butter
- 3 Medjool Dates Fresh pitted
- 250 ml Coconut Milk
- Gelatin Powder optional
- Add everything together in your blender, and blend until smooth.
The rolled oats will thicken the smoothie so you can use more or less depending on how thick you prefer your drink. You can also add extra milk for a thinner consistency. I use either Joint or Muscle Repair - Premium Beef Collagen by Gelatin Health (both dissolve easily in cold liquids). Feel free to substitute milk for your preference. Feel free to substitute peanut butter for your preferred nut butter.