Have you ever tried making your own peanut butter? A few years ago we decided to stop buying store brand peanut butter to avoid the sugar and extra added ingredients. We started buying natural peanut butter at our bulk food store. The taste was good, but it was too hard to spread. Then my dear, sweet husband bought me a Vitamix blender– wow! I started making peanut butter and we will never go back again! It is just as easy as pouring some unsalted peanuts in the blender, turning it on, and waiting. I do add just a pinch of Real Salt to give it a little more flavor. The finished product comes out like this- smooth and creamy (yum!).
The only problem with making peanut butter comes after the fact- cleaning out the blender. To remedy this problem, we make a smoothie! I don’t have an exact recipe since I am more of the “throw it in until it looks and tastes right” type of girl, so here is the best I can come up with!