Just for Politics Guys Listeners

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If the political race for the presidency makes you feel like you’re running a marathon, revitalize yourself with this Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie. Just for Politics Guys listeners, this smoothie is a satisfying alternative to the sugar-packed ones you’ll find at the local joint, not to mention a lot less expensive.  So for a healthier, wealthier you, check out this recipe.

My spouse, Michael, one voice behind The Political Guys podcast, and I scored when my mom got us the Magic Bullet as a Christmas gift a few years ago.  It’s by far the easiest way to make a smoothie. It’s the perfect size for one or two servings (if you’re so inclined to share with someone). But that’s not the best part: Clean-up is super easy. The mixing cup comes has an attachable handle, so voila!, it doubles as the drinking cup.


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Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Recipe

Put all of these ingredients, in this order, into a Magic Bullet or blender and blend until it’s the consistency of a thick milkshake. For the Magic Bullet, blend about 40 seconds, scrape down, and blend another 20 seconds. Blending time will vary by appliance.

For the right consistency, you’ll need to freeze almond milk into ice cubes before making this smoothie. I make a tray full and stick the rest in a zip-lock bag for later use.


  • 6 almond milk cubes (150 grams)
  • ½ c. frozen raspberries (70 grams)
  • 12 oz. unsweetened almond milk (350 grams)
  • ½ T. hemp hearts
  • ½ t. stevia
  • 1 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1 t. ground dried ginger
  • ½ t. vanilla extract
  • 1 T. cocoa powder, like Equal Exchange cocoa baking powder
  • ½ avocado
  • 2 T. creamy natural peanut butter, like Santa Cruz or Krema

Serves: 1-2
Prep time: 10 minutes
Accommodates: Omnivores, Vegetarians, Vegans, low-carbohydrate, keto, and paleo regimens
Nutritional info: 522 calories, 26 gr. carbohydrates (3.7 gr. of sugar), 40 gr. fat, 15 gr. protein
Without raspberries: 489 calories, 19 gr. carbohydrates (1.2 gr. of sugar), 39.5 gr. fat, 14.25 gr. protein