Well, as things sometimes go…
Day 3 of my raw didn’t really happen. We had leftovers of the carrot slaw for lunch (no breakfast, a more common occurrence than these nicely planned days I had accomplished) and ended the night with some delivery pizza. 🙂
We split an extra large roasted garlic, spinach and basil pizza sprinkled upon delivery with nooch (nutritional yeast) and crushed red peppers!
However, my raw carob powder did get delivered and I was able to put together a nearly raw carob peanut butter dip/sauce recipe to share with you! I decided to order raw carob powder instead of my usual raw cacao since caffeine just sends me into anxiety mode. I used a recipe from Raw Food as a guide. Her recipe called for tahini, and since my tahini was roasted anyway, I figured I may as well use some of the peanut butter for a nice chocolatey combo that I knew would go over well with Thomas.
You can easily make this completely raw with any raw seed or nut butter you can find. I don’t buy them because they’re so expensive, but you can make your own. If you want to make your own raw peanut butter (you can buy raw peanuts on amazon), or any other raw nut butter for that matter, just toss the raw nuts in a food processor or high speed blender, and blend until smooth. You may need to add a little oil. Google it.
[Nearly] Raw Carob Peanut Butter Dip
1/2 c. peanut butter (or preferred seed/nut butter)
7 tbsp. raw carob powder
2-3 tbsp. raw agave
1/2 c. of water, plus more to desired consistency (I ended up with about 2/3 c.)
Mix all ingredients in a small, resealable jar. Adjust water to desired consistency.
It will thicken up in the fridge, so you may need to thin it out again. My inspiration recipe said keeps for 1 week in the fridge, so halve this if you don’t need so much.
This recipe made about a small jar of peanut butter’s worth. We’ve been using it on toast and rice cakes, you can add it to your smoothies or stir it into nut milk.
It also made a great dipping sauce for fresh cut apple slices, and would be amazing drizzled over banana slices, marshmallows, or on a [raw] sundae! I also happen to know it is perfectly decadent eaten off of a spoon! 🙂