Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Strawberry Fluffernutter Milkshake + Giveaway (vegan, dairy free, gluten free, soy free)

Fluffernutter Milkshake with Marshmallow Root.

Say that ten times fast!

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Before we delve into the history of fluffernutters, don't forget to enter the giveaway! You can can win an 8 oz package of Marshmallow Root powder right to your front door! Just like us on facebook, and/or suscribe to the feed and comment below or on this original Marshmallows post before Monday 12 pm (PST), September 3rd. Also feel free to check out Mountain Rose Herbs who sponsored this lovely post and giveaway. Thank you Mountain Rose Herbs!

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Fluffernutters are sandwiches with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff, sometimes combined with strawberry jam or bananas. The term "fluffernutter" was actually created by an ad agency (can you imagine Don Draper pitching this?) in the 60s to help sell more sandwiches that combined sugar-laden marshmallow fluff and peanut butter, forty years after these sandwiches were created in Massachusetts. Of course, the sandwiches were originally served on white bread and lacking any sort of nutrients.

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This a healthier option as a shake using Marshmallow Root to give a little marshmallow flavor plus this wonderful herb thickens these milkshakes and helps to create that fluffy and light texture. And, the best part (besides being delicious)? It's only five ingredients!

And just where does one obtain marshmallow root powder? Why, Mountain Rose Herbs!

A little info about Mountain Rose Herbs:
Since 1987, Mountain Rose Herbs has been known for its uncompromising commitment to organic agriculture, sustainable business practices, and a steadfast focus on the pure aesthetics and freshness of botanical products. Their wide range of certified organic product offerings includes bulk herbs and spices, aromatherapy and essential oils, tea and tea supplies, and natural health and body care. Every aspect of product creation is carried out in accordance with strict quality control and organic handling procedures by employees who care. From fragrant and beyond-fresh organic herbs and spices, to soothing essential oils and delicious herbal teas, the quality and integrity of Mountain Rose Herbs is unparalleled - with smiles guaranteed. To learn more about Mountain Rose Herbs please visit www.mountainroseherbs.com.

This is vegan and contains no cane sugar, dairy, grains, gluten, or soy (unless you use soymilk). For those who don't eat nuts, try sunflower seed butter or coconut butter.

Another great milkshake would be to use only bananas instead of strawberries. I'm thinking a banana ice cream with marshmallow root added in would be delicious! Yum!

Strawberry Fluffernutter Milkshake
1 1/2 c Non-dairy choice of milk, unsweetened
1 *ginormous scoop* Peanut Butter (that's how I measure)
2 c Frozen Strawberries
1/2 Frozen Banana
1 Tb Marshmallow Root Powder (or 2 Tb if more herby flavor and thickness is desired)

1. Add ingredients to blender (I love my Vitamix) and blend away until completely incorporated and a thick milkshake forms.

Makes 2 milkshakes.

Thank you again to Mountain Rose Herbs for sponsoring this giveaway!

And last but not least, I'm not a doctor. I'm not licensed to diagnose or prescribe. This is for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Use information at your discretion, taking into account medical history. Always research!

Precautions posted from Mountain Rose Herbs website about using Marshmallow Root: "Marshmallow root is completely non-toxic, but its mucilage can interfere with the absorption of other medicines if taken at the same time. The asparagine in the root can cause a mild odor in the urine, but has no other physiological effect."

Question of the Day: I originally thought these were called Fluffernuffers, not Fluffernutters. Which do you like better?
I'm thinking we call them fluffernutters if we include nuts but if we decided to opt out and use only fruit then we can call them fluffernuffers? What do you think?


  1. Now THIS looks delicious!! I want one now :)

  2. Marshmallow and peanut butter! Such a scrumptious combo!

  3. Slight confusion regarding the giveaway (which I am obviously really excited about!) Do you get extra chances by posting on each of the marshmallow giveaway posts?


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