Peanut butter is at the top of many people’s list of favourite foods. Its unique flavour and decadent texture has made it a popular condiment among toast and sandwich enthusiasts. It also comes with a range of beneficial nutrients such as protein, healthy fats, fiber, potassium, and iron.
Peanut butter has far more versatility than PB&J – here are three healthy ways to include and prepare the nutty sensation in your other snacks and meals.
Start your day right with the ultimate smoothie courtesy of peanut butter. This blended treat will provide you with your daily dose of protein to help you power through your day:
Thankfully, this smoothie won’t take up much of your morning routine; simply blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Consume immediately or put it in the fridge to enjoy later that day.
Peanut Apple Dunkers
There’s no rocket science here, they say an apple in the morning provides you with more energy than your cup of coffee! With that in mind, we can make the perfect morning snack using only an apple and a serving of PB. As the name suggests, it basically involves slicing your apple into dunkable chunks to dip into your organic PB.
I’ve been eating apples like this for years, and as weird as the idea might sound, it’s a delicious and nutritious snack for your morning or before a workout. Don’t knock it until you try it.
With peanut butter, you could make your very own savoury dipping sauce, similar to a spicy satay sauce.
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 2 tbsp chilli-garlic sauce
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
Simply whisk or blend together smooth peanut butter, or if you’d prefer, use a dehydrated powdered version for a more protein-packed result, with the coconut milk and chlli-garlic sauce. It’s great for dipping your chicken skewers in, or adding a little extra flavour to your salads.