Hi there friends! How is your Sunday going?
This post is sponsored by MaraNatha Butters. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I am just popping in with a quick, refreshing, and healthy Peanut Butter and Spinach Shake recipe. We have been drinking variations of this recipe almost every morning this summer. I said ‘variations’, because I sometimes swap the banana with another fruit or mix of fruits. Basically with whatever I have in the fridge. In terms of peanut butter, I recommend using one that is sugar-free as you are already using dates to sweeten the shake. I used MaraNatha’s organic peanut butter. It is super silky and smooth.
Photography and Styling:
I used my 50mm f/1.4 lens (see all my gear here) to take all these photographs. I took them right after we were done with shooting the video so it was a very quick shoot. I had to remix them in the blender one more time, because as they sat their texture started changing. I also kept the styling to a minimum as I wanted to make it about the drink. In terms of props, I used these glasses I bought from CB2. I love how thin and light they are.
Like I mentioned earlier, this was my first video of the year. In the past I made some other videos, but quite frankly I had no idea what I was doing. I still cannot say that I do, but I am learning. I kept this video under a minute so that I can share it on Instagram as well. Also, they say most people do not watch videos if it is longer than a minute. If you are following me on Snapchat, you may have seen me using my new C-Stand. I am still learning how to use it, but I can safely say that it definitely saved my life when doing the overhead shooting part of this video. If you want to see how I use it in my videos and photography, follow me on Snapchat.
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Peanut Butter and Spinach Shake
- 2 cups spinach washed and spin-dried
- ½ cup gluten-free rolled oats I used Trader Joes’ rolled oats
- 2 Medjool dates pitted
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup ice
- 2 cup filtered water
- 1 heaping tablespoon unsweetened peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon cocoa nibs
- Place all the ingredients (except cocoa nibs) into a blender. Blend in high speed until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and sprinkle with cocoa nibs.
- Serve immediately.