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Peanut Butter Banana Shake - Hell Yeah It's Vegan!
Now that summer has finally and undeniably arrived, let’s take a quick break from baked goods and anything that involves an open flame or heat-producing coil. When it’s as hot as it is in half of the U.S. this weekend, just thinking about cooked food makes me sweat. So instead of getting down with Vegan Pizza Day, I am sitting on the floor and eating peanut butter banana ice cream. When I was 10, my mother gave me a book of smoothie recipes (it was the 90s, okay?). Other than a general understanding of how to make smoothies (fruit + liquid + optional ice or yogurt + blender) and utter lack of fear when it comes to whipping one of those concoctions together, the one factoid that always stuck with me was this: don’t be afraid of putting peanut butter in your blender. Don’t ask me why that was the single line from said book that stuck with me. Are there really people out there who are deathly afraid that putting peanut butter in a blender will result in mass chaos! or decapitation? In any case, the cookbook authors weren’t lying — it’s really, really okay to put nut butters …