Sunday, May 26, 2013

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie with Crunch Balls




 
 
Adapted from Peanut Butter Bomb Smoothie from Oh She Glows


Man, where to start....oh well...here goes...My two favorite foods blogs are Oh She Glows and Chocolate Covered Katie. I LOVE this recipe from Oh She Glows and have been wanting to make it for the blog for awhile now. Last night, my friend and I were out at a painting class. We had a case of the munchies around 9 and we threw around the idea of going out to eat since we were already out. However, I suggested she come back to my house and I would then whip us up something. Thankfully, she is pretty open-minded when it comes to trying my unorthodox creations.
I had no idea what I was going to make, but I knew it had to wow her a little bit. Then on the way home I remembered this smoothie and I got so excited to make it. I made her tofu scrambler and this smoothie of yumminess for dessert.
I could not get the perfect pic of the smoothie last night so darn! I had to make it again for breakfast. ;) I tried and tried and could not get the pictures I wanted. And then my smoothie was starting to get melty so I gave up and drank that thing down. I apologize for the pics, but you get the idea. Make this smoothie and check out Oh She Glows' other sweets like her double chocolate brownie dough blizzard, her peanut butter chocolate crunch blizzard,  and my fave chocolate chip cookie dough blizzard. All vegan! That Angela is brilliant!


Smoothie Ingredients

*Serves 2*

  1. 2 cups of almond milk (or non-dairy milk of your choice)
  2. 2 large overly ripe bananas frozen for at least 24 hours
  3. 1 Tbsp of chia seeds (flax seeds may also work, but I have not tried this)
  4. 3 Tbsp of peanut butter
  5. 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  6. 1/2-1 packet of stevia (optional)
  7. handful of ice
  8. Peanut Butter Crunch Balls! (See recipe below)

Method

Add all ingredients to a blender (except crunch balls) and blend until smooth. Top with whole or crumbled (or both) crunch balls. Serve immediately with a long spoon.

Peanut Butter Crunch Balls

  1. 1 cup of oats ground into flour (the Magic Bullet does this very easily) or 1 cup of oat flour
  2. 1 Tbsp of brown sugar
  3. 1/4 tsp of sea salt
  4. 3 Tbsp of peanut butter
  5. 2 Tbsp of pure maple syrup
  6. 1 Tbsp of almond milk (plus more to thin batter as needed)
  7. 1/4 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  8. 1/4 cup of a crispy rice cereal (I used kashi go lean crunch)

Method

Grind oats into a flour. Add remaining ingredients to a food processor (except crispy cereal) and process until smooth. You may need to add a bit more almond milk if your batter is too thick or dry (should be like cookie dough). After batter is processed, stir in cereal and roll batter into bite sized balls. I made about 20 balls and I store the leftovers in the freezer so they are ready for my next smoothie.


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