Peanut Butter Banana Cricket Smoothie (Pet Friendly!)


As our climate changes, our diets also change. Correction Climate Futures Cookbook introduces you to foods that show what a sustainable, equitable and resilient diet could look like. Try this at home.

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July 2042

It’s another heat wave. They still call it that, even though those brutal temperatures have long since become the summer norm. Tally and Spoons broke into AC after a shortened jog. Tally strips off her sweat-soaked racing clothes as Spoons, panting, lays directly on top of the vent. Liz is, of course, still asleep.

After a cold shower, Tally begins making her protein-packed morning smoothie. Spoons trotted around the kitchen, still panting. It’s a tough time for such a fluffy dog. Tally scratches her sweet ears, then rummages deep in the tiny freezer. She calls her partner.

“Liz? Did you make any more frozen dog treats yesterday?” Groggily, Liz mutters something that sounds like a negative. Condemn.

Tally places two precious ice cubes in the dog’s bowl, which he quickly crunches. Then she looks at the smoothie in her hand. Liz wanders into the kitchen, stifling a yawn. “Sorry. I’ll do some now.

“It’s okay,” Tally said. “Do you think I can give him some?”

Liz gives him a questioning look. “Your meat smoothie?” Liz is vegan, but despite her teasing, Tally knows she secretly approves of insect farming and what it does for the food system. The two stand together in the kitchen, doing some quick Google searches. Can dogs have cinnamon? Can dogs have stevia? (Both are good, in small amounts.) Peanut butter and crickets are a no-brainer — dogs eat them all the time.

After a minute, they come to a conclusion – why not? Tally pulls a half cup jigger out of the drawer and puts some of her cold smoothie in the bowl. Spoons wags its tail and begins to swallow.

Learn more about insect proteins
Pets eat a lot of meat. Feeding them insects could reduce their carbon footprint.

Claire Elise Thompson

Peanut Butter Banana Cricket Smoothie (Pet Friendly!)

Yield: 1 serving

Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter, such as PB2
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cricket protein powder
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of stevia, or any sweetener (optional)
  • ¾ cup oat milk
  • Several ice cubes


Mix all the ingredients in a blender. Enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Anne Carlson, founder and CEO of Jiminy’s

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