Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie (dairy-free)

Hey, everybody!!!

(It’s me…Christy! The additive-free recipes gal!)

Long time, no see!!!!

Wow! It’s been soooooooo long since I’ve posted here that you’ve probably forgotten who I am! LOL!

Well, it’s been a long and crazy past couple of years…for everyone! Am I right?!?! So I’ve been distracted with a bazillion other things.

Just to catch you up to speed…

Chad and I are still living full-time in our RV, buuuuuuuuuuut…..we are no longer in California! I know…hard to believe, huh?!

We are working at a campground in Arizona right now for the winter, and we are soaking in this amazing warm winter weather here! Yay!

Next, we plan to work at a campground in Colorado for the summer. And, then???? Who knows!

Anywhoooooooooo….It’s 80 degrees here today, so we decided to make this yummy, additive-free smoothie. And I thought I’d share it with all of you here, too! Enjoy! 🙂

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie (dairy-free)

The peanut butter and frozen bananas make this smoothie so smooth that you won’t even miss the dairy!

Makes 16 ounces

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup cold water
1 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
3 TBSP peanut butter
1 TBSP honey
2 frozen bananas, broken into chunks

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DIRECTIONS:
Add all ingredients, except bananas, to a blender. Blend.
Add bananas, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Almond Flour Blondies

I. am. speechless.

No, seriously. I really don’t even know how to begin to describe to you how delish these are! OMG!!!

Just…just…just…be prepared to be ashamed of how many you’re gonna eat.

And don’t say I didn’t warn ya.

Buahahaha!

Did I mention they are just the right balance of crispy-on-the-outside-and-gooey-in-the-middle???? Just checkin’.

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Almond Flour Blondies Recipe

Makes 12 bars

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided

(Check out our FREE Grocery Shopping Guide for our tips on selecting the most additive-free versions of these ingredients.)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line a 9″ x 9″ baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. If your coconut oil isn’t melted, melt the oil in a medium bowl. Add the almond butter, and melt together a bit longer if needed.
  3. Stir in the egg.
  4. Mix in the sugar.
  5. Add the vanilla, baking soda and salt. Stir to combine.
  6. Stir in the almond flour.
  7. Add 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  8. Spread the mixture in the parchment-lined pan, and press the batter around to fill the pan evenly (a small piece of parchment paper works great for this).
  9. Sprinkle the other 1/4 cup chocolate chips around evenly on top. Then press them into the batter.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
  11. Cut into 12 squares. Enjoy warm or cooled.

Enjoy the chewy deliciousness! And be sure to check out our RECIPES PAGE for more great recipes!!!!

Creamy Strawberry-Mint Smoothie (dairy-free)

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Serves 1

BLEND TOGETHER:
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/4 large avocado (adds a “dairy-like” creaminess)
6 to 8 large fresh mint leaves
1 heaping TBSP raw honey, or to taste
1/2 cup water (add more if needed to blend)

Enjoy!

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Homemade Egg Nog

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Ingredients:
2 eggs (preferably farm-fresh)*
1 1/2 cups milk (preferably raw)
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 TBSP raw honey

Directions:
Blend together and enjoy!

Makes 2 cups.

*Farm-fresh eggs are always best, but they are particularly important in recipes like this one because they are consumed raw!

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