But that’s ok. Nothing wrong with a little (read a lot) peanut butter on top of your banana. So yummy and so easy and actually quite filling. And, it’s not really bad for you, is it? Especially if the peanut butter is either home made or the natural one (with nothing added, one ingredient stuff). I just had one. Was feeling a little tired and sleepy (could have something to do with coming home at midnight from concert, being woken up at 4AM of some random alarm on an old phone and then actually getting up a few hours later. Not enough sleep I think) this arvo (that’s afternoon in Australian slang in case you’re wondering) and I was looking around in my now pretty empty pantry thinking what I could eat to pick me up. Looks good doesn’t it
Can I claim this as a recipe? The Easiest Snack Ever? All you need is
Peanut butter (or other nut butter) and banana.
All you need to do it putting the peanut butter on the banana, take a bite and then repeat until banana is gone. Bon apetite.
Ha, I think I’ll call it a recipe. That everyone can do. See, now you can call your mum and tell her you know how to cook (no, no, no need to call me and thank me personally, you are more than welcome). Now, if you are worried about eating banana for some reason (that you might put on five kilos after eating it mainly) you should read this. But what about peanut butter? Something so tasty can’t possibly be good for you, can it?? ‘Good for you’ is such an interesting term though. What does it mean? And what I mean is good for me, might not be what you think is good for you. Or what the doctor thinks is good for you (I usually disagree with my doctors advice). But, peanut butter? Not that bad is it?
It’s full of fat, but also has protein and fibre. Because of all the fat it’s one of the many food who are good because they keep you full for longer. So you are less likely to snack or get cravings (typically very good for you if you are trying to lose weight). It’s packed with nutrition, such as Vitamin E, magnesium, potassium and Vitamin B6. Eating peanuts (or in this case the butter form) can actually decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes and other chronic health conditions (I don’t know which ones as the study doesn’t state that). Did I mention you shouldn’t buy the low fat peanut butter? Low fat means high sugar. Sugar is not better for you than fat, so stick with the full fat version. Or better even, make you own. Here’s another recipe for you, with ONE ingredient (you’ll make your mum proud with this one);
Peanuts (or any other nut you may want to make butter out of)
Put the nuts in a blender. Whizz. You might need to use a spoon or knife to scrape the nut-butter mix down from the sides ever now and then. Whizz until looks like butter. Simple.
Should look along the lines of this. If you like it crunchy, then stop earlier or add some crunched peanuts afterwards. So easy and so tasty! I can’t believe you have learnt how to make peanut butter from scratch and The Easiest Snack Ever all in the same day. Give yourself a pad on the back, well deserved.
Now, who’s gonna have some Banana with Peanut Butter as an afternoon snack?
PS, remember that peanuts are in fact not nuts at all, they are legumes. And if you’re lucky, they’ll give you super powers, just like with Super Goof here