Peanut Butter Strawberry Swirl Milkshake with Peanut Milk

There is almond butter and cashew butter and coconut butter and peanut butter. There is almond milk and cashew milk and coconut milk, so why not peanut milk?

Raw peanuts are hard to find, and raw peanut butter is even harder to find. But they can be ordered online of course. As for the peanut butter, you will probably have to make your own. I came across some supposedly raw peanuts on a recent grocery excursion, so I trusted the label and bought them.

Are they truly raw? I don’t know. Are the raw almonds or cashews on the shelves truly raw? I still don’t know. I could be being extremely naive, and the truth is that they have all been pasteurized for safety reasons. There are lots of mysteries when it comes to our food supply, and those are not in my control. But I’ve got to eat something, and I choose this phenomenal milkshake. If you are concerned about the rawness of your nuts, than you can order raw jungle peanuts. If you want a milkshake that is undoubtedly raw, then use raw sprouted almonds from this trusty source instead. But the peanut milk does make for a fun new flavor.

Peanut Milk

4 cups water

1 cup raw peanuts

  1. Blend everything in the blender for 2 minutes on high.
  2. Let it cool a bit, then strain through a nut milk bag.
  3. Store in the fridge.

You could half or even quarter this recipe to make just enough for the milkshake (recipe below). Or you could add a bit of agave nectar, maybe even some cacao powder, and have a delicious chocolate peanut milk.

Peanut Butter Strawberry Swirl Milkshake

Serves 1

3/4 cup peanut milk (recipe above)

1 frozen banana

2 tbsps peanut butter

1 tbsp sweetener (optional)

8-10 strawberries (about 1 cup chopped)

  1. Blend the strawberries until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Blend the peanut milk, banana, and  peanut butter.
  3. Taste it, and decide if you want to sweeten it.
  4. Fill a large glass or jar, alternating between strawberry puree and peanut butter milkshake to create a swirl effect.

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