frozen peanut-butter cup

June 25, 2013


Last week I got a Facebook message from a friend and longtime Green Appetite follower — turns out she had a “weird reaction” after trying the lucuma shake in my Milkshake Hacking post.  Oh, no!

I’d never heard of this happening before.  Then again, lucuma isn’t exactly headline news.

My friend sweetly offered to send me her unused lucuma (thank you!), and I promptly told her about another shake combo I have nearly every day. Then I realized I’d have to fess up to you, too.  So here it is:

  • almond milk to fill 3/4 of a glass
  • frozen banana (I keep a bunch in the freezer — always remove the peel first)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter (the kind they grind out fresh at the health-food store)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cacao powder
  • splash vanilla extract

Alternatively, you could use 2 tablespoons cacao nibs (instead of the cacao powder) and throw in a date or two (I buy the Israeli ones) — making sure, of course, to remove the pit first.  But I find that cacao nibs are a little tough on my stomach.  And we don’t want any more negative reactions.

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  1. pdw June 26, 2013 at 00:59

    You’re never going to post a recipe that no-one is allergic to. It just ain’t gonna happen. In this one, I would react to the almond (anaphylaxis), dates (ditto), and possibly the cacao (stomach). And if I’m already reacting to something, I’ll react to bananas too (oral allergy syndrome). Don’t let the possibility of someone having a reaction stop you from posting. We all have to look out for our own bodies.

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