Who says peanuts are just for snacking? There are tons of drink recipes you can whip up to satisfy your peanut craving. Some are made more tasty with chocolate and other complementary flavors, while some simple drinks basically highlights peanut's natural nutty flavor.
Homemade Peanut Milk (Don't Waste The Crumbs)
If you're trying to stay away from dairy, nut milks like almond and cashew may be your best friend. But did you know that you can also make milk from peanuts and it's much more affordable than the first two? This Homemade Peanut Milk recipe from Don't Waste The Crumbs has a great recipe for yummy peanut milk.
"Buy whatever nuts you enjoy eating – roasted, salted, in the shell, boiled, etc. – and let’s make some peanut milk because if you can get a good deal on peanuts, peanut milk is CHEAP!"
- 1 cup peanuts
- 4 cups filtered water, plus more for soaking
Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Shake (Detoxinista)
It's undeniable that chocolate and peanuts really go well together. This recipe called Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Shake by Detoxinista is a testament to that. The great thing about this drink is that it's sweetened with dates instead of artificial sweeteners that may be low-calorie but are actually unhealthy.
"Just in case you don’t already love dates as much as I do, studies have shown that dates can be considered a low-glycemic food and that they may even be beneficial for those dealing with diabetes. So, I hope everyone will enjoy this delectable shake as much as I do!"Ingredients:
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter*
- 3 soft Medjool dates, pitted
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 3 large handfuls of ice cubes
Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate (Pumpkin 'n Spice)
If you're in the mood for a rich treat and have lots of calorie allowance to burn, you might want to whip up this Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate recipe from Pumpkin 'n Spice. Flavored with chocolate chips, peanut butter and whipped cream, this drink will definitely melt away your stress!
"This Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate is rich, creamy, and comforting. It’s easy to make and tastes just like a peanut butter cup, drinkable form. This is the perfect drink to keep you warm all winter long!"
- 2 cups milk (I used 2%)
- 6 ounces milk chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons peanut butter, divided
- Whipped cream, for garnish
- 4 mini peanut butter cups, for garnish
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
When making peanut milk, use roasted peanuts to achieve a nutty and slightly toasted taste. You can also use raw peanuts, but doing so will result in a batch of milk with legume-like taste.
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