Look what I made!
Meet my inspiration…
I love nut butters. I currently have 4 partially used jars sitting in my pantry. And yes, I realize that I should probably keep them in the fridge, but I don’t like it when they get all hard and crumbly…I like them smooth and creamy! And it’s not like they’re going to go bad. They don’t last long enough for that to happen
Typically, I stick to the basic, plain butters: peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, and sun butter. These are all staples at my house. Excessive? Yeah…probably. Clearly, I have a problem.
I even make my own nut butter! You can read about that here.
But occasionally, I can’t resist trying something new and exciting! This little jar leaped off the shelf and into my cart when I went grocery shopping last week. Since that time, I have been finding all sorts of ways to use it…”frosting” for my donuts, a topping for my oatmeal, and now….
the inspiration for a shake.
Introducing…my Cocoa and Coconut Almond Butter Shake!
Cocoa and Coconut Almond Butter Shake
1 1/2 frozen bananas (I keep chunks of bananas in the freezer)
1 -2 T. Cocoa + Coconut Almond Barney Butter
1 T. cacao powder
1/2 – 1 c. coconut milk (the kind in the carton)
1 T. unsweetened coconut flakes
optional: I had some homemade chocolate (cacao powder + coconut oil + maple syrup) laying around. I put a few slabs of that in as well. I imagine chocolate chips would fit the bill also!
Place bananas, Barney Butter, cacao powder, and coconut milk in a blender cup. Blend. Add more frozen bananas if you would like it thicker. Add more milk if you like it runnier. Sprinkle with coconut flakes! Enjoy!