Laura Wright is a vegan cookbook author and blogger based in the Niagara region of southern Ontario, Canada.
You must try her Peanut Butter Vanilla Green Shake. When you see the ingredients you may think we have sprung a leak here at Tuesday’s Horse, but please be assured that this is one of the most fantastically fun and tasty (and healthy) “shake” you ever shook too.
It is good, good, good day or night. In case you are wondering, it does not have a “spinach-y” (is that actually a word?) taste. Let’s go! You will need . . . .
- 1 cup non-dairy milk
- 1 cup packed baby spinach
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon flax seeds
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch sea salt
- ¼ cup ice
- 1 teaspoon mesquite powder (whatever that is when it’s at home)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
In an upright blender, combine the non-dairy milk, baby spinach, banana, peanut butter, flax seeds, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, ice, and any add-ins you may be using. Blend on high for a full minute, or until completely smooth. Enjoy!
I used to swear off green smoothies/shakes that were plant milk-based. As freaky as it sounds, I wanted to taste the greens. I liked the freshness of them with fruit, coconut water, mint, and maybe some cucumber. Lately though, cravings for a milky/creamy greens drink with peanut butter came over me. I’ve had this shake almost every day for the past couple weeks. It’s one of those “Betcha can’t taste the greens!” kinda numbers, which is its own special kind of fun sometimes.
Visit her website at https://thefirstmess.com/.
You may also very much like Joy Food Sunshine’s version. Her name is Laura too! She named her recipe “Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie.” No mention of spinach in her title, but it is in there.
See. She states, “This Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie with Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse that tastes like a liquid peanut butter cup and is ready in less than 5 minutes!”
“Coming in at 300 calories, it has 29 g protein, 12 g of fiber, is loaded with potassium & vitamins B-12, A & C and delivers 47% of the daily recommended amount of iron!”
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