When you're asked what your favourite ingredient is, you're likely to say kale, spinach or spirulina, because let's be honest, we've all got health guru reputations to maintain on paper. But what you really want to say is... Peanut Butter. Because, let's face it, peanut butter is everyones favourite ingredient (unless you're allergic and for that we are truly sorry for your loss). PB deserves superfood status, providing you opt for the clean stuff.
We like to think of ourselves as peanut butter enthusiasts. We use it as a clean protein source, on top of some apple as a quick pre-workout snack and in most of our healthy adaptations of 7eleven junk food bars. We're so passionate about the health benefits of peanut butter that we've rounded up our top 5 recipes that feature this protein packed ingredient.
Get Your Peanut Nutter On With These 5 Recipes
1. The Peanut Butter Acai Bowl
The king of the Amazon needs no introduction. This one's probably our most popular recipe of all time. Best bit? You can create it at home with this Acai bowl recipe.
2. Peanut Butter & Cacao Cookies
Who's not guilty of a cookie binge? Ease the guilt by making our simple 6 ingredient peanut butter and chocolate cookie recipe. Did we mention it's gluten free? The celiac in your life will thank you for sharing these!
3. Snickers Smoothie
This healthy smoothie recipe tastes exactly like it sounds. All of that snickery flavour, made with wholefoods, not chemicals. Did we mention it takes about 2 seconds to make this? Ready. Set. Blend
4. Peanut Butter & Jelly Brownies
It's peanut butter jelly time with this vegan and gluten free brownie recipe. We love PB&J, add some chocolate to the mix and you've got yourself one incredible brownie recipe. We also made this stellar combo into a smoothie recipe for those who really do love kale (don't worry, you can't taste it).
5. Peanut Butter Cups
The Americans have gotten this combination right for years with Reece's Peanut Butter Cups. Peanut, Caramel and Chocolate, if it wasn't for the chemical shit storm this would be our ultimate treat. Which is why we've made the wholefood alternative. Peanut butter cups just got healthy. Tell your friends. Or don't and enjoy them all yourselves.
What's your favourite way to enjoy peanut butter? Share your tips in the comments below...