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The Crunchy Peanut Butter Cashew, Get In Your PJ’s & Watch A Movie Smoothie

The Skinny Confidential talks smoothies.

The Skinny Confidential talks smoothies.

I have this weird thing with textures.

It all started when I was about 9 years old. My dad would take me to the local movie theater & there was this bomb-ass ice cream, like vintage-ish parlor that would make smoothies.

And guys, these weren’t like Jamba Juice days.

Smoothies were seriously slim pickens in my younger years.

Anyway, he would take me to this ice cream parlor before a Disney movie to get an ice cream or smoothie. Of course, being 9 I would add like the most ridiculous things to my smoothie ( like we’re talking gummy worm, Oreo smoothies ).

My favorite one though was always this peanut butter fro-yo concoction.

Basically it was chocolate chips, banana ice cream, peanut butter fro-yo, & sliced almonds ( at least I was healthy with the sliced almonds? ). I HAD THIS WEIRD OBSESSION WITH THE CHOCOLATE CHIPS BEING BLENDED INTO THE SMOOTHIE BECAUSE IT GAVE THE SMOOTHIE A CRUNCH.

If anyone loves textures like me, please tell me you know what the hell I’m talking about when I say ‘gave the smoothie a crunch.’

So the other day we were having a lazy Sunday & watching Beauty & The Beast ( we looooovveee Disney movies ). And naturally, I became all nostalgic & wanted to make a crunchy smoothie.

The Skinny Confidential talks smoothies.

SOOOOOoooo of course, I decided to make it TSC-style. Introducing:

The Crunchy Peanut Butter Cashew, Get In Your PJ’s & Watch A Movie Smoothie:

1 banana
1 cup of Silk Cashew milk
1-2 ( or 3 or 4…lol ) tablespoons of RAW unsalted nut butter of your choice
2 tablespoons of raw cacao nibs
Handful of ice

Directions: blend. Top & garnish with a teaspoon of cacao & a pretty straw because you’re cute like that. Make one for your boyfriend too, he’ll love you forever.

The Skinny Confidential talks smoothies.

Side note: cashew milk exists, guys. When I found out this tidbit of info, I nearly died. I MEAN CASHEW MILK?!! Is this real life? It’s seriously the best thing ever. You can also add it to your coffee, make cashew ice cubes, or use it as an ice cream base. Thank me later for this find, k!

As for the crunchy crunch: the cacao will rock your tastebuds & give your smoothie some volume. If you’re anything like me & love textures GET ACQUAINTED WITH CACAO IMMEDIATELY. I add raw cacao nibs to everything!!

The Skinny Confidential talks smoothies.

The Skinny Confidential talks smoothies.

This crunchy smoothie ( yummmm ) soooo brought me back to my ice cream parlor/peanut butter/pre-Jamba Juice/crunchy smoothie days, ya know? #TBT

What’s your favorite texture? Tell me something weird. I love weird stories. K, go.

x, lauryn

The Skinny Confidential talks smoothies.

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

  1. peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with potato chips inside!! (insert embarrassed face and/or pig emoji)

  2. Totally know what you’re talking about with the ‘crunchy smoothie’ haha! Looks amazing – I’m known to a similar mocha version with blended coffee beans too! 😉

    1. Haha, I’m glad you get it. I didn’t know if anyone was going to know what the hell I was talking about ; ). Coffee beans sound so good in a smoothie.

  3. Hellooooo, amazing smoothie recipe! Love the backstory with the recipe too 🙂 Silk cashew milk is definitely one of my current obsessions.

  4. This sounds amazeballs! Have you tried blue print juice’s cashew coffee? It’s TO DIE!! And those cacoa nibs are my fav! I put them in my copy cat emmy’s macaron recipe- my most visited post!

    Funny you talk about textures! Even though I no longer eat meat, and stay away from processed foods, I still sometimes crave a salami and potato chip sandwich. I can’t believe I’m admitting that!

    1. OMG Blue Print is the BEST. I haven’t tried their cashew coffee though?! Where has this been all my life?!

  5. This isn’t a smoothie, but crunch is the reason I’m in love with the Starbucks Java Chip frapp. Or, when it’s on the seasonal menu, the mocha cookie crumble. The. Bomb.

  6. I totally agree with you! This looks and sounds so good! I need to go buy cacao nibs!

    I love chunks in my ice cream. So like I have to have flavors that have chunks in them like chocolate chips or cookies or brownies mixed in! I always end up mixing two kinds of ice cream if I go to the store to buy some to take home because I always need something chocolate and vanilla and they have to have chunks! 🙂

    1. Same. I’m obsessed with this bambleberry ice cream that has the gnarliest textures. So weird, but so good.

  7. I completely know what you mean! Sometimes when something is too mushy you just need something to bite down on haha!


  8. Yum!! I love Disney too!! I’ve started a collection of the Disney movies to have for my future kids 🙂 my favs were always The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas and Aladdin!! Yay Disney

  9. YASSSSS!!! I am super weird with textures, but that’s something I’ve struggled with my entire life (as a baby I was tube fed, partly because of the texture reason alone.) Still to this day I cannot do gum (gag me!!!!) and jello is the most unappealing food in the world.. as well as fat on meet, mushy flan, etc. But I am like you. When I do any kind of milk based drink, I want it crunchy! How strange. Haha.

  10. #getinmybelly This sounds yummy! I’m a big fan of PB&J protein smoothies so I’m guessing I would enjoy this as well.


  11. You should try So Delicious cashew ice cream! The only flavor I’ve tried is salt caramel and it was AMAZING!! Not such a big fan of coconut milk ice cream so it’s a great non dairy option.

  12. Just tried this smoothie with the addition of coconut flakes for dessert tonight. Thanks for the idea! I can’t wait to continue tweaking this recipe to create more yummy treats. 🙂

  13. Saw this on pinterest. I love Cacao nibs and use cacao powder all the time in smoothies but usually with almond milk. Haven’t tried Cashew milk before. thanks.

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