banana peanut butter smoothie

Banana peanut butter smoothie – dairy free

Gavin Wren Drinks, Recipes

It’s no coincidence that my previous post on this blog was how to make peanut butter. When you’ve got half a kilo of freshly made nut butter laying around, you suddenly start using it a lot more, for instance putting a few dollops into a smoothie, just to see what it’s like. I don’t normally publish recipes like this, they feel massively frivolous when I could be developing some long winded, boring piece about a hearty and nutritious vegetable dish. It was just a simple idea, to chuck a spoonful of peanut butter into a smoothie I was making. I even proclaimed that “I won’t post it on the blog, I just want to see if we like it”. Then I tasted it. I’m struggling to find a suitable superlative cliche to apply to this smoothie, however I shall try to convey my feelings about it for you. As I…
Homemade peanut butter

How to make peanut or any nut butter

Gavin Wren Basic Ingredients, Breakfast, Food Techniques, Recipes, Spreads & Dips, Writing

Peanut, or in fact any nut butter is so incredibly simple to make, it’s a joke. It’s one of those things that when you discover how it all works, you feel like letting out a Machiavellian cackle, akin to some kind of heinous villain plotting to take over the world, due to it’s fiendishly simplicity. The main ingredient of any nut butter is nuts, something I’m sure you could have guessed. However, there are no other requisite ingredients, nothing else is required to make this work. And the process? You simply blitz it all up in a food processor and you’re done. It’s also utterly non specific regarding quantity or type of nut. They all work the same and can be whizzed up into a smooth and creamy or rough and chunky peanut butter. You could make almond butter, hazelnut butter, mixed nut butter, or add spices, seeds, chocolate, salt.…