Quick & easy snack idea: banana + peanut butter + chia seeds! YUM!

Who doesn’t love peanut butter? I mean unless you have a nut allergy…

I clearly do not, because I eat it all the time.

So, we already talked about having celery + peanut butter as a snack (& all the nutrition that comes w/ it)—& my favorite PB brand rn: MaraNatha.

P.S. side note… I switched back to the 2-ingredient MaraNatha so I could avoid palm oil.

I’ve seen some documentaries around the palm oil controversy & I’d like to avoid palm oil as much as possible because of it. So I’m having this one rn & it’s delicious!!! Its 2 ingredients are organic dry roasted peanuts & sea salt. Super simple.

So another way I like to have peanut butter is with a banana & chia seeds. Really simple. I throw it together super quickly & it’s so yummy!

Plus, it has tons of nutrients. Let’s dive in, yes? You know we always do : )

Okay, let’s start with the banana…

1 medium banana provides tons of vitamins & minerals, including:

  • Vitamin C: 17% recommended daily value (DV)
  • Vitamin B-6: 20% DV
  • Magnesium: 8% DV
  • & Potassium: 422 mg (12% DV)

It also provides 3.1g of fiber, which is 12% DV, & some protein (1.3g).

Okay, moving on to CHIA SEEDS : ) 1 tablespoon of chia seeds has 4g fiber—that’s 16% DV. YEASS! It also provides 3g of protein—to put that in perspective, 1 hard-boiled egg has 6g of protein—& 2,284mg omega-3s (ALA).

Now for the peanut butter… this could vary depending on your peanut butter, but if you’re using something like the one I’m having rn, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter has 8g of protein & 3g of fiber (9% DV). It also provides healthy fat.

So we’ve got vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, healthy fat, omega-3s + more!

& since the banana is naturally sweet—it’s great when you want something sweet but not a straight up dessert.

What do you have when you want a quick snack? Tell, tell : )

<3,
Bita

 

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