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If you read my recent post about the Trim Healthy Mama strategies that are working for me, you know that I’m trying to amp up my glucomannan intake because it helps stabilize the blood sugar, slows down fat absorption, and fills me up quickly without excess calories! I published a Cranberry Nog recipe that was heavy on the gluccie in December and was surprised at how many of you enjoyed it so much! This Peanut Butter Cookie Nog is a similar recipe but in a very different flavor. Defatted peanut flour, plenty of sweetener and salt (since glucomannan tends to mask flavor), and a little baking powder make this hearty drink taste like cookie dough!
Not all peanut flour brands are created equally! I prefer Protein Plus brand, which you can purchase HERE from Amazon or HERE from Netrition. Some other brands that I’ve tried have been bitter, but Protein Plus brand tastes very mellow when you add some sweetener and salt to round out the flavor. Just a heads-up: whey protein powder didn’t play nicely with the peanut flour when I tried it in this drink. Collagen does a much better job of making this Peanut Butter Cookie Nog creamy and full of protein without bitterness or weird flavors.
I paired this drink with some experimental zucchini-bread-spice muffins that will be coming to the blog soon for a yummy THM E breakfast!
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- 1 c. unsweetened almond milk
- 1 c. water
- 3 T. defatted peanut flour
- 2 T. collagen*
- 2 tsp. THM Super Sweet Blend (or more, to taste)
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp. baking powder
- ⅛ tsp. salt (scant)
- 1/16 tsp. (2 doonks) THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder
- ½ tsp. glucomannan**
- Heat the almond milk and water together to reach your desired temperature. (I do this in the microwave in a huge mug.)
- Add the rest of the ingredients and blend with an immersion blender until smooth. (You can use a regular blender, but be very careful when blending hot liquids and vent the blender as necessary to avoid pressure buildups.)
- Taste and add more sweetener and/or salt if necessary to balance the flavors. Blend again. Enjoy!
**I use Konjac Foods brand glucomannan (from Amazon or Netrition). Different brands can vary in strength, so if you're using a stronger brand like the Trim Healthy Mama brand and think the drink is slimy, try decreasing the amount of glucomannan. (Or just learn to embrace it and enjoy it for all its health and weight loss benefits.) This amount in the brand I use is not slimy but does make the drink fairly thick and foamy. It's so filling!
-Not all defatted peanut flour is created equal. I prefer ProteinPlus brand, which you can purchase here on Amazon or here from Netrition.
-This drink will thicken as it cools, so I don't recommend making it ahead and refrigerating it unless you want a gluccie pudding.
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